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Early Years Level 4

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Develop your knowledge and boost your CV with this Early Years Level 4 course!

  • This course is a great addition to your CV which will help you to begin your career in child care.
  • Study relevant topics that will provide you with the knowledge to work effectively in a child care environment.
  • Learn how to create an enabling, positive environment for young children with a child-centred approach.
  • Study from home at your own pace.

Course overview

Our Early Years Level 4 course is a knowledge-only course that will provide you with an understanding of what is involved in working in an early years setting. This course is ideal for anyone considering progressing their career in child care and will support your CV by demonstrating that you have relevant and valuable knowledge.

During this course, you’ll explore topics such as the benefits of building positive relationships in an early years setting; how leadership can contribute to an effective early years setting; and the legislation, policies, and procedures involved in promoting the health, safety, and wellbeing of children in your setting.


Course Duration

Up to one year.

Study Hours

Approximately 140 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a certificate of achievement in Early Years Level 4 from TQUK.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Extra info

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone currently working in an early years setting who wishes to demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to their career in order to help them progress.


This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 140 hours to complete. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study method

This course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.

The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:

  • Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
  • Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Course outcomes

Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive an Early Years Level 4 certificate of achievement from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

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.

Awarding body

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learner or employer requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK, meaning Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses they offer are to a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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


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