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Course Overview

Around 90% of brain growth occurs before the age of three. Self-regulation in the early years is a critical set of skills that help children to remain calm, attentive, and able to deal with their emotions.

A knowledge of neuroscience can help early years practitioners to improve the development, health, behaviour and outcomes of the babies and children they work with.

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Neuroscience In Early Years

What will I learn?

This course will allow you to gain an understanding of the early development of the brain, including physical processes and how they relate to the social brain. The course is made up of two units:

  • Understanding neuroscience in early years
  • Understanding self-regulation and how to nurture this in children from birth to seven years
This course is particularly useful for careers such as teaching, nursery work and learning mentorship.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is government funded, you must meet the following criteria to be able to study for free:

  • You must currently live in England    
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
  • You must be over the age of 19   
  • You must not be on an apprenticeship

There is a £125 cancellation fee if you enrol and do not complete or withdraw from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. 

90% of brain growth occurs before the age of 3.
3x weight increase of the brain during the third trimester.
2x amount of synapses in a 3-year old brain than an adult.
> 1m connections made in an infant brain every second.

Studying made simple!

We don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be... Our courses are designed to be flexible around your work and family life. 

Step 1

Submit your enrolment form

You'll get instant access to begin your course

Step 2

We'll start processing your funding application

A tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, they can be contacted via phone, text or email

Step 3

You'll receive text reminders when your work is due

Your work will be marked by your Tutor and returned to you within 7 days.

Step 4

Submit your work

Once you've finished your course, we'll apply for your certificate. This will be posted to your home address within 6 months of completing your course.

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If you'd like to enrol, we'd love to welcome you on a course with us! 

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If you'd like support with your enrolment, or want to make sure this is the right course for you, fill out your details below and a member of the team will be in touch. Alternatively, you can call us on 01388 741336.

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