Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years Level 2

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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This qualification provides 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. It covers factors such as stress, adverse childhood experiences and special educational needs and disabilities which may affect development in children.

What will I do?

Over the 10 weeks you will study 2 units.

  • Unit 1: Understanding neuroscience in early years
  • Unit 2: Understanding self-regulation and how to nurture this in children from birth to seven years.

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes.

We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning courses are studied from home, work, or any other location you wish. This course can only be studied via the below methods:

  • Fully online learning and assessment
  • Distance Learning Courses can be started at any time

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees. *subject to eligibility.

You will access your study materials online and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be online assessments to complete and submit related to the content.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD. Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Understanding of Distressed Behaviours in Children
  • Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Other options for further study are:
  • Higher Education Qualifications<./li>
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

There are no additional costs related to this course.

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide