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Early Years Level 3

Early Years Level 3 Course

Enrolment Fee £489.00

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This course will take roughly 100 hours to complete.

A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain the confidence required within a certain subject without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

The Distance Learning Early Years course demonstrates how children can feel safe in a supportive environment and where they can develop and thrive.

This course aims to provide you with knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), a statutory framework which has been in place since September 2012, affecting all child care settings in the UK. This is essential if you work within a childcare field, such as childminding, nurseries, out-of-school clubs, creches and schools with nursery facilities with children up to the age of 5.

Using the EYFS as its focus, this course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding that is necessary to provide high-quality child care in accordance with the latest government regulations.

 The course learning outcomes are as follows:

  • Gain extensive knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage;
  • Deepen your understanding of children's development;
  • Demonstrate your commitment to child care sector to potential employers;
  • Understand the latest guidance on children's development, health, safety and welfare.

What can you do with Early Years Level 3

You could look for work in childminding or a nursery.

With experience, you could become a key worker for one or more children. You'll monitor their progress and share information about their development with parents or carers.

As an experienced nursery worker you could specialise in working with children with learning difficulties, physical difficulties or mental health problems.

You could also progress to room leader, senior nursery worker or centre manager.

You could also study towards a higher education qualification in early years or child development. You could then move into management or early years teaching.

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For the Early Years Level 3 course you will cover the following content:-

A child's development
Factors affecting development
Meeting the individual child's needs
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Promoting children's physical and emotional wellbeing
The Children Act 1989
Respectful relationships
Communication needs
Relationships within early years settings
Children's friendships
The Key Worker
Effective communication with children
Partnerships with parents
Effective communication with parents
Multi-agency working
Organising the environment
Laws and legislation
Heating, Lighting and Ventilation
Safety Equipment
Risk Assessment
The indoor environment
The outdoor environment
The wider environment
The Common Assessment Framework
Areas of development
The characteristics of effective learning
Playing and exploring
Active learning
The prime areas of learning
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Physical Development
The specific areas of learning
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
Planning to meet children's development needs
Methods of observation
Factors to consider when observing children
Statutory assessment
The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
Long-term planning
Medium-term planning
Short-term planning
Child protection
Spotting signs of abuse
Responding to concerns
Providing a nutritionally balanced diet
Food safety and hygiene
Behaviour management
The layout of the environment

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will have dedicated Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. You must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments and activities have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate.  The good news is, there is no final exam.

Awarding Organisation

ABC Awards - A leading national awarding organisation renowned for their excellent customer service & portfolio of high quality vocational qualifications.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means OSC 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 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

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