Unit Structure

  • Unit Structure

This is an easy to follow programme with 23 mandatory units, with a total of 61 credits to earn. The units are based around 3 themes:

  • Theme 1: Health and well-being
  • Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness

To gain this qualification, the learner will need to achieve the following:

✓ Pass in all units

All units in this qualification are mandatory. Units will be internally assessed. We have created innovative non-mandatory tasks for all units, with the exception of Unit 3.15 (see Longitudinal Study below). These can be found in the Learner Handbook and Tutor Guidance documents on our secure site.

✓ Longitudinal Study (Unit 3.15)

This will be a mandatory task set by us. It will be internally assessed. Detailed guidance can be found in the Tutor Guidance on our secure site.

✓ Competence in a real work environment

Full achievement of the qualification will not be possible until all components are complete. Unit certification will be available.

For work placement, Mediprospects will support you in securing a position with a local employer by matching your skills, knowledge and personal circumstances. We have a Matrix accredited adviser team who specialise in supporting learners in securing jobs.

Unit 1.1: Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to support healthy lifestyles for children.

Unit 1.2 WB: Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise.

Unit 1.3 WB: Support physical care routines for children

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to support children’s physical care as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Unit 1.4 WB: Promote children's emotional well-being

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and understanding to promote children’s emotional well-being.

Unit 1.5: Understand how to support children who are unwell

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding of how to support children who are unwell.

Unit 2.2: Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

This unit provides the knowledge and understanding required to support the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children from birth to 7 years.

Unit 2.3 WB: Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children

This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to support the health and safety of children from birth to 7 years.

Unit 2.4 WB: Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice

This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support equality, diversity and inclusive practice.

Unit 2.5 WB: Working in partnership

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in partnership.

Unit 4.1: Engage in professional development

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to engage in professional development.

Unit 3.1: Understand the value of play in Early Years

This unit provides the learner with knowledge and understanding of the value of play in Early Years in preparation for practical experience.

Unit 3.2 WB: Plan, lead and review play opportunities which support children’s learning and development

This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills which a learner needs to be able to plan, lead and review purposeful play opportunities that support children’s learning and development.

Unit 3.4 WB: Promote enabling play environments

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to contribute to enabling play environments.

Unit 3.5 WB: Developing children’s emergent literacy skills

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop children’s emergent literacy by providing a language rich environment.

Unit 3.6 WB: Developing children’s emergent mathematical skills

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop children’s emergent mathematical development.

Unit 3.7 WB: Support children’s transition to school

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding required to support children during transition to school.

Unit 3.9 WB: Develop children’s cognitive skills

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to facilitate the cognitive development of children from birth to 7 years.

Unit 3.10 WB: Promote children’s speech, language and communication

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to develop the speech, language and communication of children.

Unit 3.11 WB: Promoting children’s physical development

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to promote the physical development of children from birth to 7 years.

Unit 3.12 WB: Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development.

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to promote the personal, social and emotional development of children.

Unit 3.13: Support children with additional needs

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to support children with additional needs.

Unit 3.14: Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children.

Unit 3.15: Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills to carry out observations in order to assess and plan for children’s changing needs over time.