Neuroscience in the Early Years


This qualification is suitable for learners who are working or interested in working in the early years sector. No previous experience of working in an early years setting is required. You must have attended an induction session prior to enrolment.

Please note whilst the course is free, there is a £50 withdrawal or non-completion fee if you choose to withdraw from the course.

The aim of this qualification 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.

There are two units:

• Understanding Neuroscience in Early Years
• Understanding self-regulation and how to nurture this in children from birth to seven years.

Awarding Body: NCFE CACHE
This course is delivered via Distance Learning. You will have access to a Google Classroom where you will find a range of course materials to support your studies. You will also engage in regular virtual sessions with your tutor/assessor.
There are two units each with assignments to complete. All assignments will be submitted through Google Classroom.

Please note that you will need access to a computer, iPad, or tablet to complete your tasks and have access to the internet. You will not be able to complete the course on a mobile phone

Course Length
8 weeks – Although you can complete more quickly if you wish

You must have attended the Information session where you will receive a demonstration of Google Classroom and be shown how to access the learning resources.
Regular 1-1 support is available.

From this qualification you could go onto:

• Level 2 Certificate in Adverse Childhood Experiences (Distance Learning)
• Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Early Years Education and Care

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