E-Learning - Early Child Development - Foundation

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL057
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £40.00


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.


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?

We offer a wide range of childcare courses, click here for further information. 

For more information

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