CACHE Pathway 16 – Level 2 Award – Neuroscience in Early Years (Online)

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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.

Course Information

This qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s early brain development. The course is studied online or face to face You will gain a valuable qualification which will enhance your CV and future career opportunities. You will be supported online by experienced tutors who will help to guide you through your learning programme. Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences provided online.


Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for adult learners who are interested in working in the early years sector. No previous experience of working in an early years setting is required.

Units / Modules

  • Unit 1 Understanding neuroscience in early years
  • Unit 2 Understanding self-regulation and how to nurture this in children from birth to seven years

Benefits / Skills

  • Accredited qualification to enhance your CV
  • Greater awareness of neuroscience in Early Years
  • A foundation for progression onto further study in Early Years
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities

Assessment Types

Learners must complete a portfolio of evidence. There is also continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work.

Entry Requirements

  • Aged 19+
  • Level 1 English

Career Progression

Qualifications in Early Years, School or Health and Social Care.

Course Details


12 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Labour Market

Available to study online or in a centre


Experienced teachers of adult learners


Enhances employability in the Early Years School or Health and Social Care Sector

Adult & Community
Leeds City College
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