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In Short


The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be at least 16 years old. Ideally you will have a level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. You will either be employed in an appropriate setting or a regular volunteer.

Course Content

All units are mandatory and include:

Unit 1.1: Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition

Unit 1.2 WB: Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise

Unit 1.3 WB: Support physical care routines for children

Unit 1.4 WB: Promote children’s emotional well-being

Unit 1.5: Understand how to support children who are unwell

Unit 2.2: Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

Unit 2.3 WB: Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children

Unit 2.4 WB: Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice

Unit 2.5 WB: Working in partnership

Unit 4.1: Engage in professional development

Unit 3.1: Understand the value of play in Early Years

Unit 3.2 WB: Plan, lead and review lay opportunities which support children’s learning and development

Unit 3.4 WB: Promote enabling play environments

Unit 3.5 WB: Developing children’s emergent literacy skills

Unit 3.6 WB: Developing children’s emergent mathematical skills

Unit 3.7 WB: Support children’s transition to school

Unit 3.9 WB: Develop children’s cognitive skills

Unit 3.10 WB: Promote children’s speech, language and communication

Unit 3.11 WB: Promoting children’s physical development

Unit 3.12 WB: Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development.

Unit 3.13: Support children with additional needs

Unit 3.14: Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children

Unit 3.15: Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs

How will I be assessed?

All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the student’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification.

Methods of assessment include: observations, professional discussions projects, oral and/ or written questions, witness testimonies.


Upon successful completion of the course you can consider employment as:

  • practitioner in day nurseries
  • practitioner in Nursery schools
  • practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  • pre-school worker.



The fee for the course will be £2882

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