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Course overview

What will I learn?

This is an entry level course designed for candidates to develop an awareness of play, development and learning – focusing on identifying needs, supporting development and providing play and learning experiences. The course includes the following topics:

  • Children’s interests and developmental needs
  • How to observe children
  • Different developmental areas of babies and infants
  • Range of play and learning environments
  • Cognitive and creative development
  • Fine and gross motor skills

What qualifications do I need?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, as it is delivered online it would be beneficial if the candidate had basic competence in IT and the internet.

This course does not require a personal statement.

What can I do after?

This course provides progression to an NC in Early Education and Childcare. It is also a good starting point for those individuals who are interested in entering a career in the child care sector.



Programme Information

You can enrol onto and start this course at any time throughout the year.

From your start date on the course you have up to 9 weeks to complete your course. You could complete your course in 2 weeks or use the full 9 weeks- it's up to you. Study whenever you want, at your own pace.

Cost £30.00

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