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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.

Get the course prospectus

Download our Cache Level 2 Introduction to Neuroscience Prospectus

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.

Fees

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.

Assessment

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.

Upcoming dates

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.

Luke Jeffrey

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.