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Pre-school Education: Teachers

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many candidates have achieved the Early Years Professional Status to date; and if he will make a statement. (247287)

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many candidates have been awarded Early Years sector-endorsed foundation degrees to date. (247290)

The exact number of candidates awarded the Early Years Sector Endorsed Foundation Degree (EYSEFD) is not known, but we estimate that over 6,500 students have been awarded EYSEFDs since the qualification was introduced in 2002.