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Early Years Level 3

Early Years Level 3
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£320.00

This course is available in Paper format and also online.

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This distance learning Early Years Level 3 course covers child development, relationships and environment, and offers useful hints on planning and resourcing, together with reflective practitioner exercises throughout the course which test the knowledge and understanding of the learner.

 

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Introduction

Early Years Level 3

Course code: CLD12

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Certificate of Achievement

Awarding body: ABC

This course provides theoretical 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 childrens learning and development.

The principles of the EYFS, which guide the work of all early years practitioners, are grouped into four themes:

  • A unique child
  • Positive relationships
  • Enabling environments
  • Learning and development

Each of these themes is broken down into commitments and covered in detail to guide practitioners through the framework, and to 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.

Content

UNDERSTANDING EARLY YEARS

SECTION ONE:

A UNIQUE CHILD

UNIT ONE – CHILD DEVELOPMENT

  • Child Development
  • A Skilful Communicator
  • A Competent Learner

UNIT TWO – INCLUSIVE PRACTICE

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Childrens Entitlements
  • Early Support

UNIT THREE – KEEPING SAFE

  • Being Safe and Protected
  • Discovering Boundaries
  • Making Choices

UNIT FOUR – HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

  • Growing and Developing
  • Physical Well-being
  • Emotional Well-being

SECTION TWO:
POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

UNIT FIVE – RESPECTING EACH OTHER

  • Understanding Feelings
  • Friendships
  • Professional Relationships

UNIT SIX – PARENTS AS PARTNERS

  • Respecting Diversity
  • Communication
  • Learning Together

UNIT SEVEN – SUPPORTING LEARNING

  • Positive Interactions
  • Listening to Children
  • Effective Teaching

UNIT EIGHT – KEY PERSON

  • Secure Attachments
  • Shared Care
  • Independence

SECTION THREE:
ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS

UNIT NINE – OBSERVATION, ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING

  • Starting with the Child
  • Planning
  • Assessment

UNIT TEN – SUPPORTING EVERY CHILD

  • Children’s Needs
  • The Learning Journey
  • Working Together

UNIT ELEVEN – THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

  • The Emotional Environment
  • The Outdoor Environment
  • The Indoor Environment

UNIT TWELVE – THE WIDER CONTEXT

  • Transitions and Continuity
  • Multi-agency Working
  • The Community

SECTION FOUR:
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

UNIT THIRTEEN – PLAY AND EXPLORATION

  • Learning Through Experience
  • Adult Involvement
  • Contexts for Learning

UNIT FOURTEEN – ACTIVE LEARNING

  • Mental and Physical Involvement
  • Decision Making
  • Personalised Learning

UNIT FIFTEEN – CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING

  • Making Connections
  • Transforming Understanding
  • Sustained Shared Thinking

UNIT SIXTEEN – AREAS OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd on behalf of UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 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 Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.

Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.