5 Year Rule on GCSEs Will No Longer Apply!

GCSE 5 Year Rule to be Abolished!

The controversial rule regarding childcare qualifications, that says “your GCSEs won’t count after 5 years” is likely to be revoked in the foreseeable future.

This rule change could mean big changes for those looking to go into apprenticeships, as many have had to self-fund since their qualifications have expired.

It is likely though that this rule won’t take effect until next spring according to Nursery World. You can find more information on the “GCSE 5 year rule” below: Government set to delete ‘five year rule’ on GCSE re-sits

Posted on: December 9, 2014, by Michael Kirk

One response to “5 Year Rule on GCSEs Will No Longer Apply!”

  1. Welcome news to the sector, especially for 24+ yrs learners wishing to progress onto a Level 2 or Level 3 programme in Early Years.

    On the whole, a more consistent approach is needed across all childcare and school sector programmes with more opportunity by employers in the sectors to influence key decisions such as the GCSE requirement for the new Early Years Educator apprenticeship. It will certainly be interesting to see whether the replacements to the Supporting Teaching and Learning programmes, due in Autumn 2015, will also include the GCSE requirement.

What are your thoughts?