Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Level 3

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Cambridge Open college

Course Provider

    Based in Rotherham

Regions covered


How to book

    Use the course enquiry form on the right or call them on 0843 886 0310.

Training Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Online/Distance Learning
  • Suitable for: Individual


Love working with children? Interesting in starting an incredibly rewarding career with impressive prospects? The Early Years Foundation Stage course may be perfect for you.

Tailored to equip students with the essential knowledge, grounding and insight required from early years practitioners, this exciting course can be completed around your commitments, on a part-time or full-time basis.


Spread across several rich and fascinating units (which you can explore in more detail by clicking the ‘Snapshot’ tab above), the Early Years Foundation Stage course covers the basic principles of early years practice. These principles include A Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments and Learning and Development.

These 4 themes underpin the principles of the course, and guide the work of all early years practitioners. You will explore each of them in detail during this enriching course. In addition, students are actively encouraged to reflect on their own practice, giving them plenty of opportunity to explore ways of enhancing the way they deliver this framework, as well as improving its effectiveness.


Students enrolled on the course for professional development will also need to complete an additional Childcare Workforce Development Council (CWDC) qualification; such as the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) course. However, this course will give you the insight, knowledge and grounding required to progress onto such a programme with ease.


This course has been designed to be as accessible as possible. Thus, it has no set entry requirements. All you need to apply is a decent level of education and a passion for this area of study. We will supply you with everything you need to get the best possible head start; including a comprehensive study guide and a personal tutor who is on hand to support you and ensure you make the most of your time with us.

Unit 1 – Context and principles for early years provision

Early Years Foundation

Legal Framework

National Curriculum

Developmental Milestones

Principles and Practice

A Unique Child

Overall Health

Positive Relationships

Learning and Development

A Unique Child: Child Development




A Unique Child: Inclusive Practice

Equality and Diversity

Children’s Entitlements

Early Support

A Unique Child: Keeping Safe

Discovering boundaries

A Unique Child: Health and Well-Being

Physical Well-Being

Emotional Well-Being
Unit 2 – Promoting learning and development in the early years

Areas of 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

Areas of Responsibility and Early Years Foundation

Play based learning

Active Learning

Enabling Environments
Unit 3 – Promoting children’s welfare in the early years


Safeguarding and Promoting Children

Child Abuse

Signs of abuse

Physical Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Sexual Abuse



The Key Person

Promoting Health

Cross Infection

Food Allergies

Healthy Eating


Personal Hygiene

Graduates of the Early Years Foundation Stage course will be awarded with a diploma from Cambridge Open College, in recognition of their achievements. You will also receive a certificate from Focus Awards. Focus Awards only offer endorsements to courses that exceed their high expectations of quality.

This course can lead to new and exciting opportunities, and is also the ideal stepping-stone to study at a higher level.

Whatever direction you decide to take, Distance Learning Plus is committed to your success. We invest heavily in our students, and we will give you all of the guidance, tools and support you need, for FREE.

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