|Qualification||External Assessment||Real Work Environment||Grading systems|
|Technical Award in Childcare and Education||No||No||Unit 1 and Unit 2 must achieve a pass
|Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education||Yes||Yes 365 hours||Units 1 – Unit 7 must be achieved A*-D|
|Technical Diploma in Childcare and Education||Yes in addition to the one gained at Certificate level.||Yes 750 hours||Units 1 – 16 must be achieved A*-D|
|D Grade||The learner is expected to:
Describe key areas within the assignment brief
|C Grade||The learner must achieve the D grade criteria plus be able to:
Describe in depth
Explain in detail
Be able to plan activities and events within an early years setting.
|The learner must achieve D and C criteria and be able to:
Fully explain with examples of practice
Evaluate the findings of research related to early years
|A & A* Grade||The learner must achieve D,C and B criteria and be able to:
Analyse with appropriate reference
Critically evaluate key areas and texts with early years.