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Early Years Level 3

Course Code: TQ003
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Do you want a rewarding and motivating career working with children?

Pursue your dream with this flexible home learning course.

This course aims to provide you with knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), a statutory framework which has been in place since September 2012, affecting all child care settings in the UK.

Using the EYFS as its focus, this course will provide you with the knowledge that is necessary to provide high-quality child care in accordance with the latest government regulations.

 This course enables you to:

  • Gain extensive knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Deepen your understanding of children's development
  • Demonstrate your commitment to child care sector to potential employers
  • Understand the latest guidance on children's development, health, safety and welfare

This course can be studied online or as a course pack - you decide!. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: A Unique Child
    • A child's development
    • Factors affecting development
    • Meeting the individual child's needs
    • Differentiation
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Promoting children's physical and emotional wellbeing
    • The Children Act 1989
    Unit 2: Developing Positive Relationships
    • Respectful relationships
    • Communication needs
    • Relationships within early years settings
    • Children's friendships
    • The Key Worker
    • Effective communication with children
    • Partnerships with parents
    • Effective communication with parents
    • Multi-agency working
    • Confidentiality
    Unit 3: Providing an Enabling Environment
    • Organising the environment
    • Laws and legislation
    • Security
    • Heating, Lighting and Ventilation
    • Safety Equipment
    • Risk Assessment
    • The indoor environment
    • The outdoor environment
    • The wider environment
    • The Common Assessment Framework
  • Unit 4: Supporting Children's Learning and Development
    • Areas of development
    • The characteristics of effective learning
    • Playing and exploring
    • Active learning
    • The prime areas of learning
    • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Physical Development
    • The specific areas of learning
    • Understanding the world
    • Expressive arts and design
    • Planning to meet children's development needs
    Unit 5: Effective Planning, Observation and Assessment
    • Observation
    • Methods of observation
    • Factors to consider when observing children
    • Statutory assessment
    • The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
    • Long-term planning
    • Medium-term planning
    • Short-term planning
    Unit 6: Safeguarding the Welfare of the Child
    • Child protection
    • Spotting signs of abuse
    • Responding to concerns
    • RIDDOR 1995
    • Providing a nutritionally balanced diet
    • Food safety and hygiene
    • Behaviour management
    • The layout of the environment

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of short assignments, which are marked by your tutor. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    This course will take approximately 100 hours to complete. You can start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, which means you can study at your own pace.

  • Study Method

    This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

course questions & answers

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • * Not included with the online study option

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Early Years Level 3 Certification.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "The tutor marks assignments quickly"

    - Laura Green, Wolverhampton

    So far I think the course is brilliant. The course material is really good and interesting. The tutor marks assignments quickly.

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