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Early Years Level 4

Early Years Level 4 Course

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This course will take roughly 80 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 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.

Early Years Level 4 helps you to develop a knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. It will equip you with the necessary skills to manage all aspects of a child’s learning and development from birth to the age of 5. You will also equip yourself with an understanding of health and safety in a childcare setting and gain leadership skills.

This course is aimed at 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.

What can you do with Early Years Level 4

You could look for work in a nursery or set up your own child care business.

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 4 course you will cover the following content:-

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
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
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
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
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
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

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. The course will be delivered and assessed by the OSC.

Awarding Organisation

TQUK - Training Qualifications UK is an award winning and the fastest growing, Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation across the UK.

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 OSC Ltd to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements and Learn Now Distance Learning College are working as a reseller for OSC Ltd. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means OSC Ltd have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of their 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.

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