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Shrewsbury Colleges Group is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years qualification.

The course is free if:

  • you live in a certain area;
  • you are aged 19+ (please note that if you are aged 19-23, you will also need to have a full Level 2 qualification);
  • and you have lived in the UK/EU for the last three years.

This exciting and thought-provoking qualification combines two highly topical themes within child development and early years provision: neuroscience and self-regulation. It takes four weeks to complete and is available via distance learning, which means that students do not even need to attend college in person to complete the course. 

This course is designed to give learners an introduction to neuroscience, which is a field of research that has huge significance to anyone who supports babies or young children.

You will gain remarkable insights into how the infant brain develops and how this is affected by a range of external influences. Self-regulation – the critical set of skills that help children deal with powerful emotions such as anger, fear and sadness – is explored, and practical advice is given on how to support children in the critical first seven years of life to develop those vital self-regulation skills.

James Staniforth, Principal of Shrewsbury Colleges Group, said: “We are really pleased to be able to offer this brand new qualification and we’re one of the first providers in the country to do so. The qualification is designed to give learners an introduction to the subject and has relevance to anyone with an interest in child development and the factors that affect children’s behaviour, emotional well-being and ability to learn. It is particularly relevant to early years practitioners, teachers and teaching assistants, childminders and those who work in children’s services. It should also be a valuable aid to parents and other primary carers.”

Caroline Thornton, Team Leader for Distance learning, added: “Distance Learning with Shrewsbury Colleges Group is a great way to study. We can offer many of our courses for free if you meet certain requirements. The Distance Learning approach gives you more flexibility, allowing you to study where and when you want. All you need is commitment and the time to study (especially if you are working full time). We offer specially prepared course materials, which, combined with help and support from your subject teacher, make your learning experience easily manageable.”

For further details on the course and to apply, please click here.

To find out more about the other distance learning courses we offer or to contact our Distance Learning Team, please click here.

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