Level 2 Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years

The free distance learning level 2 Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years course provides information on the early development on the brain of children from birth to age 7.

The course covers social brain development, the limbic system and self-regulation.

This is aimed at anyone who wants to or currently works in an early years setting or has an interest in how the brain develops and how outside influences can affect it.

Not only will you learn the theory, you will also be given practical advice in how to promote healthy brain development and how to support the development of self regulation skills to help with emotions such as anger, fear and sadness in a child up to the age of 7 years.

The new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework includes self regulation as a learning goal.

DurationCourse Duration: 8 weeks
LevelCourse Level: Level 2
FeesCourse Fees: Free

The following units are covered in the free distance learning Level 2 Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years course:

Unit 1: Understanding neuroscience in early years.

Unit 2: Understanding self-regulation and how to nurture this in children from birth to seven years.

Due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are between 19-23 years of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification (or higher) or 5 GCSE Grades A*-C/Grade 9-4.

We will require evidence of this in order to receive funding for you.

If you are unsure of your level of literacy, please let us know.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions, which will be submitted to a qualified script marker to assess. These responses can either be handwritten in the assessment booklets or typed using electronic templates which are provided at induction. Candidates are issued with workbooks to assist with assessments.

You will be required to submit 2 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Upon completion, you will receive a paper certificate through the post.

This free distance learning Level 2 Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials.

Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility and changes in government funding. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss the eligibility criteria otherwise we will confirm eligibility upon receiving your application.

Awarding Body Information

For further information about the course specification please visit the awarding body’s website www.ncfe.org.uk and search using the course code: 603/5216/4 or click here.

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