NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in the Early Years



This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 or above 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 Information session before enrolment. Please note whilst the course is free, there is a £50 withdrawal or non-completion fee if you chose to withdraw from the course.

Your course may be free or discounted depending on your circumstances.
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This 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 dedicated Google classroom where you will access course materials to support your studies. There are two units each with assignments to complete. This 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

12 weeks, although you can complete more quickly if you wish.


You must have attended the Information session where you will be shown the Classroom and resources. 1-1 support is available if required.

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.

Course Start Date(s)


Course Length

12 Weeks

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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