The Early Years Inspection Framework Certificate

Your step-by-step guide to the 2019 Early Years Inspection Framework

The Early Years Inspection Framework Certificate

Your step-by-step guide to the 2019 Early Years Inspection Framework
Start date
Education form
12 months

The 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework introduced 4 judgements, you will now be judged on:

1. Quality of education

2. Behaviour and attitudes

3. Personal development

4. Leadership and management.

Early years settings may be left unsure how the inspection framework translates into inspection day: but this doesn’t have to be so daunting once you have completed the Early Years Inspection Framework Certificate. Our unique online course is designed to support you with every step of the changes and requirements of early years inspections.

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Why this training?
Thorough - Covers everything you need to know
Online - No need to take valuable time off from work to complete the training and you have a year’s access to the course
Available 24/7 - Learn on days and times that are convenient for you and work at your own pace
Contains multiple learning methods - Including practical articles, downloadable documents, videos and tests

The Modules

Module 1:
The regulatory framework
Changes to Common Inspection Framework (CIF to EIF)
Setting accountability
4 key areas of inspection (‘outcomes’ for pupils removed)
Overall effectiveness
Focus on the curriculum and the quality of education – what this means for early years
Ofsted risk assessments
Inspection frequency and notice period
Ofsted mythbusters
Module 2:
Quality of education
Research evidence for change
Curriculum intent – are the aims of your educational programmes?
Curriculum implementation – how will you deliver your educational programmes?
Curriculum impact – what have your educational programmes achieved?
Knowledge, skills and understanding
The quality of teaching
Attainment and progress of pupils
Curriculum and inclusion
The curriculum and disadvantaged pupils
Module 3:
Behaviour and attitudes
Attitude to learning
Grade descriptors for behaviour and attitudes
Training presentations for staff
Module 4:
Personal development
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
Fundamental British values
Healthy living
Mental health and wellbeing
Equality and diversity
Preparation for next stage
Grade descriptors for personal development
Training presentations for staff
Module 5:
Leadership and management
Vision and ethos and high expectations for all
Staff CPD
Staff workload and wellbeing
Engaging with learners and the community
Engaging with staff
Common reasons for an ‘inadequate’ grade
Common reasons for an ‘inadequate’ grade
Grade descriptors for leadership and management
Training presentations for the SLT
Module 6:
Curriculum depth and breadth
Learning and long-term memory
Importance of vocabulary and success
Systematic and cumulative knowledge acquisition
Cognitive skills
Teacher curriculum knowledge and expertise
Evaluating the curriculum
Local context and gaps in background
Evaluating early years provision
Grade descriptors for early years
Planning the curriculum
Curriculum leadership
Module 7:
Self-evaluation and improvement planning
Self-evaluating your setting to drive improvement
Using Ofsted inspection criteria
Demonstrating effectiveness to Ofsted
Rewriting your self-evaluation statement (SES)
Worked example SES
Developing an agenda for improvement
Linking CPD to improvement
Allocating resources for improvement
Getting to outstanding
Worked example improvement plan
Module 8:
Preparing for inspection
Previous inspection report
Conduct of inspectors
Preparing staff for inspection
Preparing governors for inspection
What evidence inspectors will require
Parent View
Displaying information on the setting website
Notice of inspection
Notice of inspection
Module 9:
Inspection day and beyond
Meeting with leaders
Lesson observation
Work scrutiny
Post-inspection evaluation
Concerns and complaints
Draft inspection report and factual accuracy
Next steps

Course Content

Learning modules

9 Online learning modules
9 Online learning modules

50+ Training videos
50+ Training videos

9 Self-assessment tests
9 Self-assessment tests

Certificate of completion
Certificate of completion


Sue Cowley
Author, Presenter and Trainer
Sue Cowley is a writer, presenter, teacher educator and author of 30 books on education. After qualifying as an early years teacher with a first class BEd (Hons), she taught into primary and secondary schools and overseas. Sue’s international bestseller Getting the Buggers to Behave has been translated into ten languages and is a set text at many universities. Her best selling guide for NQTs How to Survive your First Year in Teaching has been in print for 20 years. Sue has written articles and columns for numerous education publications, including the TES, Teach Primary, Early Years Educator and Nursery World. She was a regular presenter on Teachers TV and has featured in numerous education videos. She now works internationally as a teacher trainer and presenter. Sue has been part of the management team at her local preschool for the last ten years, and over that time has helped the setting move from a ‘Satisfactory’ Ofsted grading to an ‘Outstanding’ one. Her latest books are The Ultimate Guide to Differentiation and The Ultimate Guide to Mark Making in the Early Years published by Bloomsbury.

Early Years Inspection Framework Certificate

The Early Years Inspection Framework Certificate
Equipping you with essential knowledge to build on your role
Flexible learning
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