Early Childhood Education and Care Support

Award Type:  Major

 Code:  4M2014

Level: 4

Credit Value: 90


The overall aim of the programme is to provide the learner with the opportunity to work under direct supervision, providing assistance and support within an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) setting and or to progress to further education and training.


To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications.

This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.


Achievement of this award will enable the learner to transfer to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the same level of the National Framework of Qualifications.


Achievement of this award will enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Progression Awards

Learners who successfully complete this award may progress to a range of different awards.



The grade achieved will be determined by the grades achieved on the component

Certificate Requirements

The total credit value required for this certificate is 90.

This will be achieved by completing:

Award Code Title Level Credit Value

All of the following component(s)

4N1111 Child Development and Play 4 10
4N1905 Child Care and Safety 4 10
4N0689 Communications 4 15
4N1168 Work Experience 4 15
4N1132 Personal Effectiveness 4 10
4N1124 Workplace Safety 4 10
4N1987 Mathematics 4 10

The remaining credit value of 10 can be obtained by using programme modules leading to relevant components from the level 4 list below. A maximum of 10 credits may be used from either level 3 or level 5.

4N1112 Computer Applications 4 10
4N1989 Customer Service 4 10
4N1854 Desktop Publishing 4 10
4N1878 Drawing 4 10
4N0668 Growing Fruit 4 10
4N0671 Growing Vegetables 4 10
4N1125 Information Technology Skills 4 10
4N2048 Textiles 4 10

Components on offer will vary in each term.


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