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Bradford College

Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years

Qualification Gained
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years
Study Level
Distance Learning, Level 2
Start Date
David Hockney Building


This qualification’s aim is to provide 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. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above who are interested in working in the early years sector. No previous experience of working in an early years setting is required.

This course is free to all regardless of prior learning or income level.

  Key Info

You will learn about the development of children in their early years of life, how the infant brain develops and how this is affected by a range of external influences. You will begin to understand the techniques that children adopt in order to develop the critical skills that they need as they progress through life.

There are 2 mandatory 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

Entry to this course requires learners to be a minimum of 16 years of age. This course is free to all regardless of prior learning or income level.

Experience in the workplace is not essential as this is a knowledge-only qualification.

For more information, please contact [email protected]

Both units are internally assessed.

This qualification doesn’t lead to a specific job role but it provides continued professional development of new knowledge and skills and supports the Practitioner role in the workplace. Also, when undertaken in conjunction with our Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner, it provides an overall package that allows for further progression in the early years sector. Learners could progress to the following qualifications:

• Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Early Years Education and Care

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