Neuroscience in Early Years

Key Facts
  • Starts August 2020
  • Course Type Part Time
  • Duration
  • You Need 2 Requirements needed View


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.

What's next

Progress to: Foundation Degree in Supporting Teaching & Learning Foundation Degree in Early Years.

Great progression opportunities
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