EYFS Teaching Diploma

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Gain all the necessary skills and practical knowledge to teach children in their early years with this EYFS Teaching Diploma. This diploma course is endorsed by ABC Awards – a regulated organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

This course is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the foundation stage teaching framework by taking you through the role and responsibilities of an EYFS teacher. You will receive practical training in all areas of early years’ education, from assessment and planning to methods and techniques of teaching. You will also explore the principles and practices of SEN teaching.  

The course is ideal for those who are not yet in a teaching role or are new to EYFS teaching and want to test their skills and knowledge. On successful completion, you will have the skills and certification to provide quality learning support to children in the initial phase of their education.

Learning Objective:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the EYFS early years statutory framework and curriculum
  • Learn about the role, qualities and responsibilities of an EYFS teacher
  • Broaden your knowledge of the stages of development in children and young people
  • Become familiar with a range of EYFS teaching methods and techniques
  • Know how to provide learning support to children with special educational needs
  • Understand the key principles, policies and practices of safeguarding children in a school setting
  • Explore career opportunities in early years teaching and the career path of an EYFS teacher
  • Sharpen your communication, organisation, time-management and planning skills
  • Identify the seven areas of learning and understand when to focus on each one
  • Development your understanding of observation, assessment and planning

Who is This Course for?

This accredited training EYFS Teaching Diploma course is designed to provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the EYFS framework and teaching practices, ideal for those who are not yet in a teaching role. Our online courses are specially designed for distance learning, offering flexible virtual classroom modules that you may choose to study on a part-time or full-time basis. 

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Course Gate has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Course Gate to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate of achievement from ABC & Certa Awards by paying the accreditation fee of £78. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9. There is an additional £10 delivery charge for international students.

Career Path:

This introductory EYFS teacher training course is a stepping stone towards a rewarding career in teaching, helping you to gain all the relevant skills and knowledge required for this profession. This formal qualification will help learners to explore the following roles:

  • EYFS Teacher
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Nursery Nurse

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Introduction to EYFS Teaching and Early Years of Childhood Development
The Importance of Education in Early Childhood 00:05:00
Why is Education Important? 00:05:00
Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education 00:05:00
The Importance of Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education 00:05:00
How Education Affects Early Childhood Development 00:05:00
Qualities of a Good Early Childhood Teacher 00:05:00
Assessment Module 1
Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00
Module 2: Working as an EYFS Teacher
The Role of the Early Years Teacher 00:05:00
Working with Young Children 00:15:00
Teaching Kids Life Skills at an Early Age 00:05:00
Teach Preschool Kids to Count 00:05:00
Set Up a Reward System for Children 00:05:00
Teach New Skills by Acting out Scenes 00:05:00
Teach Kids About Their Feelings 00:05:00
Teach Self-Care Skills to Children with Special Needs 00:05:00
Teach Your Kids Time Management Skills 00:10:00
Requirements, Qualifications and Useful Skills 00:05:00
Assessment Module 2
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00
Module 3: Understanding the EYFS Framework
The Early Years Framework 00:10:00
Understanding the EYFS Framework 00:05:00
A Fair and Flexible Framework 00:05:00
Regulation of Learning and Development 00:05:00
Assessment Module 3
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00
Module 4: Promoting Learning and Development
The Learning and Development Requirements 00:10:00
The Early Learning Goals 00:05:00
The Characteristics of Effective Learning 00:10:00
Assessment Module 4
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00
Module 5: Curriculum for EYFS Teaching
The EYFS Curriculum Design 00:05:00
Learning and Teaching Through Play 00:10:00
Playful Learning and Playful Teaching 00:05:00
Assessment Module 5
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00
Module 6: Methods for EYFS Teaching
Teaching Methods 00:05:00
Strategies for 21st Century Early Childhood Teachers 00:05:00
Creating an Enabling Environment 00:10:00
Innovative Ideas to Make Your Teaching Methods More Effective 00:05:00
Assessment Module 6
Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00
Module 7: Working with Children Having Special Education Needs or Disabilities (SEN/SEND)
Understand Constructivism in the Classroom and Know Your Role as a Teacher 01:00:00
SEN Code of Practice 01:00:00
Get an Understanding on SENCO 01:00:00
Classroom Management Strategies for Children with Special Needs 00:30:00
Physical Difficulties, Sensory Difficulties, Cognitive Impairments of Pupils 01:00:00
How to Deal with Pupils with Autism 00:30:00
Assessment Module 7
Module 07 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00
Module 8: EYFS and Educational Philosophies and Exemptions to the EYFS
Montessori and the EYFS 00:05:00
The Montessori Approach 00:05:00
Exemptions from EYFS Learning and Development Requirements 00:05:00
Assessment Module 8
Module 08 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00
Module 9: Promoting Child Welfare in the Early Years
Welfare Requirements Become Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements 00:05:00
Staffing Roles and Responsibilities 00:05:00
Health and Safety Issues All Facilities Must Consider 00:15:00
Assessment Module 9
Module 09 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00
Module 10: Finding Work as an EYFS Teacher
Early Years Teacher 00:10:00
Teaching Jobs: Where to Find Them and When to Apply 00:05:00
How to write a Must-Read CV 00:05:00
Assessment Module 10
Module 10 Final Quiz Exam – EYFS Teaching Diploma 00:10:00

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  1. CPD Accredited amazing course!!


    This is a Certificate course, exactly what I needed. Thanks Coursegate!

  2. Made my job easy


    EYFS is harder because you need to deal with the kids but this course made it easier for me. Additionally got ABC Award Certification! 🙂

  3. Great!


    Perfect explanation of all the modules.

  4. Beyond my expectation!


    Very good course. Don’t think I need any more training to start EYFS teaching.

  5. Best for a beginner


    It was enough to start my career. Recommended!

  6. Hope it will exceed my expectation


    I have just started the course, loving it!

  7. Highly Recommended!!!


    Child psychology explained in details. Very effective course. Recommended for those who want to start a career as EYFS teacher.

  8. Just loved it! XXX


    Enjoyed each module! Thanks!!

  9. Amazing course!


    Perfect course for the beginners. They also provide ABC Award Certificate which is very helpful to start a career.

  10. Informative but could be better!!


    Modules are informative indeed, but they could be made more easy for every one to understand in my opinion.




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