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Early Years Foundation Level 4 Course
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) became effective in all early years settings from September 2012. From this date it will be compulsory for all providers of early years and child care settings to deliver the EYFS framework. This course provides guidance for practitioners on meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and it aims to provide useful advice and detailed information for supporting children’s learning and development. The course covers child development, relationships and environment and offers useful hints on planning and resourcing together with ‘reflective practitioner’ exercises throughout which test the knowledge and understanding of the learner.
The principles of the EYFS, which guide the work of all early years practitioners, are grouped into four themes these being:
Each of these themes are broken down into commitments and covered in detail to guide practitioners through the framework and offer assistance on how to deliver the framework effectively. The course also encourages practitioners to reflect on their own practice and consider for themselves ways of enhancing their provision taking into account the principles of the EYFS. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and practitioners play a major role in the impact of their early years which mould their future opportunities. This course will ensure that practitioners deliver the EYFS effectively because children really do matter.
The syllabus of this course covers the same topics as the level 3 but in much more detail and depth.
UNIT ONE - CHILD DEVELOPMENT
UNIT TWO - INCLUSIVE PRACTICE
UNIT THREE - KEEPING SAFE
UNIT FOUR - HEALTH AND WELL BEING
UNIT FIVE - RESPECTING EACH OTHER
UNIT SIX - PARENTS AS PARTNERS
UNIT SEVEN - SUPPORTING LEARNING
UNIT EIGHT - KEY PERSON
UNIT TEN - SUPPORTING EVERY CHILD
UNIT ELEVEN - THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
UNIT TWELVE - THE WIDER CONTEXT
UNIT THIRTEEN - PLAY AND EXPLORATION
UNIT FOURTEEN - ACTIVE LEARNING
UNIT FIFTEEN - CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING
UNIT SIXTEEN - AREAS OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
It is recommended students have completed the early years level 3 course or experience in a childcare setting prior to enrolment.
Level 4 Foundation Early Years Award
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the ‘award’ of a certificate of achievement. This course has been developed by UK Open Learning Ltd who has been accredited with NCFE’s Investing in Quality (IIQ) Licence, which is designed to give formal recognition to an organisation’s bespoke courses that fall outside the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF)
All students have one year to complete this course from date of registration. Students are welcome to complete this course as quickly as they want to.
This course is issued in paper format.
Your course materials will be delivered to you at the specified address within 7 days of enrolment. International students should allow up to 21 days for delivery.
All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor who is contactable via telephone, email or post. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.
This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. Students will be required to submit assignments after each lesson via email or post proving their understanding of the subject covered. These assignments normally take between 1-2 hours to complete. A grade and report will be issued on your progress with any suggestions for improvement if necessary.
Q: When can I enrol?
If you require any further information on this course then please call our administration team on 0121 288 0181 and we will be happy to help you as much as we can. Alternatively complete the information request form below and one of our friendly advisors will contact you.
Course Fee: Starting at: £369.00
Choose whether to pay your fees in full upon enrolment (£369.00) Alternatively UK Students can choose to take out a pay as you study plan as follows. (Course supplied in paper format)
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