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Within this course, learners will complete four units.

The four units are:

Within this module, learners will get an introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework, understand a range of underpinning theories and philosophical approaches to how children learn and analyse and explain how children’s learning can be affected by their stage of development and their individual circumstances. Upon completion of this module, learners will also understand the expected patterns of childhood development (from birth to five years old and from five to seven years old) and be able to analyse the role of an early year’s practitioner in supporting development of children from birth to seven years old.

Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to identify and understand the key legislation and guidance relating to health, safety and security within childcare settings and explain the responsibilities of an employer and a practitioner within an early years setting. Learners will also understand why health and wellbeing is important for children and understand common childhood illnesses.

Within this module, learners will explain the main types of abuse and the signs, symptoms and indicators that a child may be abused and explain factors that may indicate a child is at risk of abuse. Learners will also understand the actions taken within an early years setting if a staff member suspects abuse and be able to identify the key roles and responsibilities of the different organisations in relation to safeguarding (including the Counter-terrorism and security act and it’s relation to the Prevent strategy CONTEST.)

Within this module, learners will identify and outline legislation relating to the rights of children and explain what is meant by diversity, equality and inclusion. Learners will also outline underpinning British values and how each value is related to the child’s rights as well as describing cultural practices that may be harmful or illegal. Upon completion of this module, learners will also be able to explain how stereotyping, labelling and discrimination can impact on the life chances and opportunities of children.

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