Early Child Development - Foundation

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL057
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £40.00
  • Start Date: 01-Aug-17
  • Days: MON/FRI
  • Times: 09:00-17:00
  • Delivery Type: PT

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Overview

This module is aimed primarily at authorised practitioners who work with children, young people and families, including Teachers; Midwives and Health Visitors; Youth Services and Connexions; Family Support Workers; Childminders; Social Workers; Voluntary and Community Groups; Early Years and Play Workers amongst others.

What will I study?

The aim of this module is to increase awareness of the main issues around early child development. By providing learners with a better understanding of the key issues in order for them to be able to develop their work in a way that improves outcomes for parents and children.

This module highlights the importance of a wide range of factors that affect the individual pathway along which each child develops. A child's growth, development and learning are interrelated in complex ways from the moment of conception all the way through infancy to early childhood and beyond.

On completion of this course learners will:

    Have a basic awareness of and be able to describe, the main theoretical concepts linked to child development
  • Be able to evaluate information relating to physical, intellectual, linguistic social (including sexual) and emotional development of children and young people
  • Recognise the factors that may affect development
  • Recognise the factors that may affect development and how early development impacts on future resilience and vulnerability factors in adolescence
  • Explore attachment to identify the way in which children develop secure relationships with their carers
  • Consider effective practice in relation to child development

Areas covered include:

    Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • Theories and Related Issues
  • Stages of Development
  • Attachment
  • Vulnerability and Resilience
  • Why is Child Development Important to Practice?
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.

The college operates a no refunds policy as detailed below. Cancellations and transfer requests are subject to the following conditions:

    More than 4 weeks notice – no charge
  • 4 weeks notice – 30% of the cost
  • 2-3 weeks notice – 50% of the cost
  • 1-2 weeks notice – 75% of the cost
  • Less than 1 weeks notice – 100% of the cost

All cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a £10 administration charge. The full fee's policy is available on request.

How will I be assessed?

With approximately 50 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 – 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

What can I do next?

There are many other Childcare courses on our website.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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