Early Years Teacher Training Programme holding at Bellevue Elementary School, Jabi, Abuja.
Why train to be an early years teacher?
From an insider’s point of view, many people employed as early years teachers in most preschool centres in Nigeria today have very limited knowledge on how to effectively train children and leave positive impacts on them for proper future growth. This is a fact.
By joining our early years teacher training programme, you will learn how to make lasting, positive impacts on children, and how to open young children’s minds to new concepts and ideas on a daily basis. The early years are a critical stage in children’s lives and training these young ones correctly requires very specific skills. Join us for an early years teacher training programme starting in April 2017.
The Early Years Level 3 or 4 course is perfect for existing Early Years Practitioners who are looking to take their knowledge in childcare to a higher level. It is also good for entry level teachers who are passionate about early years. The course goes into further depth to provide a sound knowledge of crucial aspects within a childcare environment for management and senior level members of staff including safeguarding, managing a team, professional partnerships and how to work to the highest standards within early years.
Enrolment length: 3 months (1 school term)
Course Format: classroom attendance, practical classroom internship
Entry Requirements: must have 6 credits in GCSE including English Language and Mathematics
Tuition fees: N150, 000
Upon completion of this training, students are awarded an NVQ Level 3 or 4 certificate in Early Years Foundation Studies (EYSF). All certification fees are included in your course fees.
To gain the Early Years Levels 3 & 4 qualifications, you will need to submit, and pass, the entire tutor marked assignments. Pass the classroom observation tests. There are six assignments in the course for level 3 and 8 assignments for level 4. There would be no need to purchase any textbooks as we provide all of the lessons and materials required to learn the syllabus.
All assignments are coursework based and are in an essay/question and answer style to test your knowledge of the topics covered in each of the course sections. 3 months on-the-job experience would also be gained ready to kick start you into your career.
Students would be required to spend 3 days in class for theories and 2 days in class for practical application. You would be required to submit a logbook at the end of the course which would count towards your overall assessment.
You are strongly advised to make use of your tutor’s expertise and ask questions about the course contents. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. Your personal tutor will also provide you with pointers and advice on areas you need to improve on- this helps you get the most from the training and constantly helps you improve on your early years teaching skills.
To pass these courses, learners must pass 6 or 8 assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.
This course assesses the following units:
Unit 1: Supporting the Emotional and Physical Well-being of Children
- Understand the emotional development of children from birth to sixty months
- Explore theorists involved with the emotional development of children
- Understand the importance of attachment and bonding
- Identify the importance of the key person
- Understand how children are affected by transitions
- Explore the importance of exercise for children
- Look at initiatives available to promote exercise ad healthy life styles
Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Professional Partnerships
- Understand how legislation, policies and procedures inform equality, diversity and inclusive practice.
- Explore Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice 0-25 Years
- Identify ways to support equality, diversity and inclusion
- Work in partnership
- Identify different family structures
- Complete necessary paperwork correctly
Unit 3: Health, Accident Prevention and Safety Legislation
- Understand legislation and guidelines for health and safety
- Be able to manage risk by following legislation on a daily basis
- Understand the registration and collection of children procedures
- Record accidents, incidents and emergencies
Unit 4: Observations, Assessments and Planning
- Carrying out effective observations
- Complete summative assessments
- Complete effective planning
- Complete transitions to school
- Source third party support
Unit 5: Safeguarding Children
- Identify the different types of child abuse
- Understand the different policies, legislation and guidelines for safeguarding children
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of staff
- Know how to report an incident
Unit 6: The Early Years Foundation Stage
- Understand the importance of play
- Differentiate between types of learning
- Handwriting skills
- Creative classroom decorations
- Learning phonics
- Numeracy / Literacy skills
- Basic ICT skills
- Understand how to plan effectively
Unit 7: Managing in a Nursery Environment
- Communicate effectively
- Carry out appraisals and supervisions
- Understand disciplinary procedures and grievance issues
- Recruit and manage staff successfully
Unit 8: Engaging in Professional Development
- Understand the meaning of professional development
- Developing and analyzing CVs
The Bellevue Teacher Training Center aims to bridge the gap in skills lacking in qualified, experienced early years practitioners. We aim to meet a high standard in teacher qualifications meeting the best practice needs of the British EYFS obtained around the world. To enroll on this course, you must be focused on your goals and future ambitions, be passionate about working with children and be ready to invest in your professional development beyond these courses.
Contact: for enquiries and registration call 07063191282, 08057565411.
Bellevue Elementary School, 16 Patrick O. Bokkor Crescent, Off Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi, Abuja.