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Early Years Level 4

Course Code: TQ006
Course Level: 4

Course Overview

The Early Years  Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a curriculum framework that has been compulsory in all child care settings in the UK since 2008 as stipulated by the Child Care Act 2006.

This course helps you to develop the knowledge and understanding of how to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and manage all aspects of children’s learning and development from birth to the age of 5.

As such, this course is particularly suited to those wishing to set up their Child Care business, and for those wishing to work in a supervisory or management-level position in the Early Years environment.

This Early Years Level 4 course will cover aspects of the EYFS, enabling you to: 

  • Satisfy the regulations for health, safety and well-being of children in the early years
  • Offer a child-centred approach to care in the early years
  • Create an enabling environment for young children and families
  • Maintain effective communication and positive leadership

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

All your course materials will be delivered to you by post or sent to you via email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 50,000 students that already have!

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

Course Content

  • Unit 1: A child-centred approach in the early years
    • Current legal requirements for equality, diversity and inclusion
    • How to implement inclusive practice within the Early Years
    • The benefits of a child-centred approach for children in the Early Years
    • How practitioners can create a personalised approach to learning
    Unit 2: An enabling environment for children and families
    • Relevant legislation, policies and procedures in creating an Early Years environment
    • The features of a positive environment for children and their families
    • How to plan and organise stimulating, interesting and appropriate indoor and outdoor environments
    • How you can engage with families to encourage their involvement with children’s learning and development
    Unit 3: Communication and positive relationships within the early years
    • The benefits of positive relationships within the Early Years setting
    • How principles of effective communication can enable positive relationships to be developed
    • Factors which may present barriers to communication and how these can be overcome
    • The legal requirements in place that cover confidentiality of information and Data protection
  • Unit 4: Early education for children
    • How each area of learning and development can be implemented within the Early Years setting in line with statutory requirements
    • Theoretical perspectives on children’s learning and development
    • How these have influenced current Early Years practice
    • How children’s progress can be assessed in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum
    • The benefits of a multi-agency approach to learning and development
    Unit 5: Health, safety and well-being of children in the early years
    • Current legislation, policies and procedures that promote the health, safety and well-being of children and adults within the Early Years setting
    • The factors that contribute to a safe and secure environment for young children
    • The roles and responsibilities of all staff members within the Early Years setting in promoting health, safety and well-being
    • The systems that can be developed to monitor the effectiveness of health, safety and well-being in the Early Years environment
    Unit 6: Leadership in the early years
    • How leadership can contribute to an effective Early Years environment
    • Monitor and support team performance
    • Conflicts and disagreements can be managed effectively
    • The importance of continuing own professional development for the benefit of the individual staff member and the team as a whole

Other Information

  • Assessment

    You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    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 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by post or email, so receiving your materials is easy and hassle-free, You will also get 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 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

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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