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Health Social Care
Level 2

An Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years


12 weeks


Rush Green Campus




Adult 19+

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 aims to:

  • focus on the study of neuroscience in early years
  • offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
  • provide knowledge for those seeking employment in the early years sector.

The objectives of this qualification are to:

  • support learners to gain an understanding of neuroscience in early years
  • support learners to progress to further and higher education
  • support the Practitioner role in the workplace.

Both mandatory units must be passed - Understanding neuroscience in early years. Understanding self-regulation and how to nurture this in children from birth to seven years.

There is no specific prior knowledge a learner must have for this qualification. Initial assessment Literacy minimum at L1.

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 may choose to progress to another online course or longer/higher level qual within Early Years.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.