Level 2 Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years

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Course overview

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 seven years of age.

It looks at the development of the social brain, the limbic system and self-regulation. Experience in the workplace is not essential, as this is a knowledge-only qualification.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above who are interested in working in the early years sector. No previous experience of working in an early years setting is required.

This course is delivered via distance learning covering two mandatory units. Both units are internally assessed.

Course assessment

To achieve the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the 2 mandatory units as detailed in the qualification specification.

The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years is internally assessed.

This course is assessed via coursework. There are no exams included.

Course progression

You may wish to attend our other community learning workshops and courses related to your personal or access our Adult Skills courses.

SS&L also offer higher level course at Level 2, 3 and 4.

Discuss your next opportunity with our expert tutor team.

Learners could progress to the following qualifications: Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner, or, Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Early Years Education and Care.

This qualification doesn’t lead to a specific job role but it provides continued professional development of new knowledge and skills and supports the Practitioner role in the workplace. Also, when undertaken in conjunction with our Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner, it provides an overall package that allows for further progression in the early years sector.

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification, although learners may find it useful to have previously achieved a Level 1 qualification in an Early Years related area.

Learners should hold a level 2 English qualification or above to achieve the academic requirements of the coursework, however, support is on hand to guide individuals throughout the course.

Learners need access to the internet and a computer/laptop to complete the coursework.

SS&L ask that learners demonstrate a willingness to learn and complete the course.

This course is free and can be fully funded via Adult Skills funding, eligibility checks do apply.

If unable to access the course for free the commercial price of this course is £811 per person.

Fee information:

The cost of this course is FREE
eligibility criteria applies

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