A relevant Level 3 qualification in the field of Early Years or Supporting Teaching & Learning.
A placement –either paid or voluntary, with children aged 0-7 years, in a day nursery or Primary School setting in which you can work closely with the staff to plan and implement a project.
This course is designed for practitioners that want to develop their understanding of how a young child’s brain develops and to explore the impact that adverse childhood experiences can have. It explores contemporary theories and implementing neuroscience-informed change.
The qualification is delivered through a range of both taught and practical sessions, with a practitioner-led enquiry project. This qualification incorporates mandatory placement (minimum 60 hours) to implement the neuroscience- informed change through practitioner-led enquiry.
What will I learn
You will study three units which will be assessed through written assignments:
1. Understanding neuroscience as part of effective Early Years practice.
2. Understanding adverse childhood experiences and their impact on children’s stress response system.
3. Contemporary thinking and research from the neurosciences about child development from birth to seven years.
You will carry out a project as part of the fourth unit:
4. Implementing neuroscience-informed change through practitioner –led enquiry.
Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching & Learning
Foundation Degree in Early Years.