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 modules, spanning 2 mandatory units. Students are expected to complete the training and submit their assignments within 13 weeks of starting. Work or industry placement experience is not required.
The expected time commitment is about 6 hours per week across the 13 weeks, made up of guided self-study and producing assignments.
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.
Get the course prospectus
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
All students have full access to the comprehensive course content on our eLearning platform.
Tuition fees for our NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years are £295.
We also offer a monthly instalment plan of £105 per month for three months, total price £315.
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.
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.