What is the course about?
This qualification’s aim is to provide an introduction to the early development of the brain in babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age. It looks at how the social brain develops, the limbic system and self-regulation.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
No previous experience of working in an early years setting is required. You will need to have English at Level 1 and know how to use an electrical device such as; a computer, laptop or tablet due to the delivery of the course being all online.
What topics does the course cover?
This qualification aims to:Focus on the study of neuroscience in early yearsOffer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledgeProvide knowledge for those seeking employment in the early yearssector.There are 2 mandatory units:Understanding neuroscience in Early YearsUnderstanding self-regulation and how to nurture this in children from birth to seven years
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be provided with online learning materials which covers all aspects of your course and you will be required to complete assessments for each of the units within the course and submit these by the deadline dates provided at induction. You will be allocated an assessor at the start of your course, and they will support you to ensure you have a successful outcome. IT skills will be developed throughout your course and basic English skills will be assessed and discussed on an ongoing basis.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
The course is free if you meet the eligibility criteria. You must be a UK resident or have lived in the UK for 3 years or more and be aged 19 before 1st August 2020. You will need internet access so that you can respond to email and a digital device that will enable you to type your answers into a web-based platform.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
Gain an understanding of neuroscience in Early YearsSupport learners to progress to further and Higher EducationSupport the Practitioner role in the workplace
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Learners could progress to the following qualifications:Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years PractitionerLevel 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Early Years Education and Care.