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Grade Ladder – Childcare
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

A*-D

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

 

Criteria Grade Descriptors
D Grade The learner is expected to:

Explain

Identify

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.

 

B Grade

 

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.