Overview top

This part-time course qualification aims 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. This qualification is suitable for learners who are interested in working in the early years sector.

This qualification has 2 mandatory units;

  • Understanding neuroscience in early years
  • Understanding self-regulation and how to nurture this in children from birth to seven years

Entry Requirements top

Experience of the Early Years sector is desirable however the course can also be accessed by those interested in progressing to work in the field of Early Years or where the content supports a CPD opportunity. There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be prepared to write assignments and commit to independent study.


Assessment top

The course is assessed by a tutor or assessor using a range of assessment methods. This could include a portfolio of evidence including written assignments and professional discussions.

Professional Opportunities top

This qualification doesn’t lead to a specific job role, however, it does provide continued professional development of new knowledge and skills and supports the Early Years Practitioner role in the workplace. Achievement of this qualification could also support relevant job applications within the early years and educational sectors.