About the course
This course is designed to provide an introduction to neuroscience, focusing on the early years from birth to 7 years old.
The qualification comprises of 6 weeks of knowledge only teaching, followed by 6 weeks to complete assessments. Work or industry placement experience is not required.
The expected time commitment is about 6 hours per week across the 12 weeks, made up of trainer-led teaching, and guided self-study.
There are no formal entry requirements, but students must have a good level of English, and experience of the Early Years is desirable.
Assessment criteria: Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence generated from appropriate assessment tasks, which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit. The assessment tasks should allow the learner to respond to a real life situation that they may face when in employment.
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Course content and schedule
Unit 1 Understanding Neuroscience in Early Years
- NS01: Introduction to neuroscience
- NS02: Neural physiology
- NS03: Social development of the brain
Unit 2 Understanding self-regulation and how to nurture this in children from birth to seven
- NS04: Child regulation
- NS05: Special needs
- NS06: Nurturing child behaviour
The course is delivered as one weekly live session across 6 weeks, with a further 6 weeks to complete and submit all assignments. All sessions are approximately 1-2 hours.
All students also have full access to the comprehensive course content on our eLearning platform, as well as an optional tutorial session.
Tuition fees for our NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years are £345.
We also offer a monthly instalment plan: £90 registration fee followed by 3 monthly payments of £90, total price £360.
Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence generated from appropriate assessment tasks, which demonstrate achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit. The assessment tasks should allow the learner to respond to a real life situation that they may face when in employment.
The next intake will be September 2022. Exact date available soon.
Course Lead – Kris Kasperkiewicz ANutr
Kris holds a first degree in cellular and molecular biology. Since graduating, he has pursued his interest in human health, fitness and wellbeing, and has recently extended his academic qualifications with a masters in human nutrition, and is now a recognised nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. He is currently exploring the linkage between nutrition and neuroscience.
Separately, his interest in health and fitness has led him to qualify as a cycle coach and personal trainer
He is passionate about helping educate people on following healthy lifestyles, including the physical, social and mental aspects of wellbeing.
Course Tutor – Luke Jeffrey PGCE FSET FHEA
Luke is passionate about developing children in the early years setting. He is currently the deputy head of a nursery, and previously was a lecturer at Norland Nannies. He holds numerous relevant qualifications including a BTEC National Diploma Early Years, a bachelors degree in Education Studies and History and a masters degree in Education Studies.