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1. Observing Children: Fully understand what stages a child has reached

Watching a child develop can be incredibly rewarding, whether you’re a parent or a childcare practitioner. Every child is unique, and they reach their developmental milestones at an individual rate. Textbook-defined children are few and far between, which is why observations and assessments are essential if you wish to fully understand what stages a child has reached, and what they may need extra support with.

An Essential Part of the Job

As any childcare practitioner will know, observations are a compulsory part of their job description, and if you’re starting out in one of the many childcare fields, you will learn that observations are a daily requirement. After all, children are constantly changing and learning new things, and as a practitioner, you need to be able to recognise and assess these competently. From observations, you can effectively plan how you can help to develop a child’s skills even further, alongside the support of their parents. Whether you’re hoping to work towards becoming a childminder, nursery nurse, schoolteacher or other childcare practitioner, you’ll find this course that is aimed at Academic Level to be a useful investment.

An Enriching Syllabus

The course syllabus is filled with enriching, informative resources, including tutorials, extra-curricular reading, presentations and activities that can help you to absorb the information and successfully complete the end of unit assessments.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

Observing children can be a vital element of many childcare roles, from teachers to childminders and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) providers. Signing up for this course would be perfect for those working as, or hoping to work as, a childcare practitioner in any field or setting.

  • Get to grips with the two main types of observation assessment – formative (continuous observations) and summative (assessment summaries that are occasional). Understand more about the types of observations that can be made, and why you would choose to carry them out.
  • Learn about the various factors that need to be taken into account when making observations, including ensuring realistic expectations are in place, and ensuring practitioners are well trained, capable and confident.
  • Appreciate the need for parental consent before observations are made and recorded.
  • Get to grips with the EYFS 2008 Principles in Practice cards and understand their content. Understand Section 1 of the EYFS statutory framework, with regards to learning and development, as well as the Development Matters in EYFS content.
  • Understand what makes an effective observation, and how the evaluation can help to decide on the child’s next milestone.
  • Learn about effective planning, so that issues can be resolved and activities and strategies can be implemented to help a child’s development.
  • Identify some of the rules that need to be followed with regards to confidentiality.

2. Aspergers: Boost your understanding of this universal syndrome

Boost your understanding of this universal syndrome with our easy-to-navigate course that can help you to gain essential insight in next to no time. Asperger Syndrome affects individuals for life, and can affect how they see the world and how they interact with it. Understanding more about the disorder – particularly if you work with, or care for, individuals with the syndrome, can be invaluable.

An Invisible Syndrome

It’s easy to judge people on first impressions, and the issue with many invisible disabilities is that these disorders and syndromes are just that – invisible. As a form of autism, Asperger Syndrome can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to identify with if you don’t have the knowledge or understanding, which is why courses like this one exist.

Online Study, in Manageable Chunks

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained further insight into this spectrum disorder, and will be able to apply it within their professional or personal life. By expanding your expertise, you can provide the support and encouragement required for people with Asperger Syndrome to be independent and reach their full potential.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

Studying this course would be ideal for anyone who has to deal with Asperger Syndrome, whether that’s within an educational or childcare environment, or at home. It pays particular attention to how the syndrome can affect the individual.

  • Understand more about the ‘triad of impairments’ which covers the three main areas that can be difficult to deal with as an individual with Asperger Syndrome, including social and emotional issues, language and communication, and the imagination and flexibility of thought.
  • Learn more about how Asperger Syndrome is a disorder that can affect people from all nationalities, religions, cultures and social backgrounds.
  • Get to grips with some of the ways in which an individual can interact with the world around them, and how individuals with Asperger Syndrome are affected.
  • Appreciate the impact of Asperger Syndrome, and other invisible disabilities (and how slow they can be diagnosed), can have on the individual.

3. Special Education Needs (SEN): Pursue a new career working with people with special education needs

If you’ve decided you’d like to pursue a new career working with people with special education needs, this online course is the ideal gateway to your exciting and fulfilling new vocation. As you’ll discover as you progress through the SEN Certificate, gaining the skills to help individuals with specific needs overcome obstacles to achieve goals and learn new skills is an incredibly rewarding way to earn a living.

Is the Course for Me?

If you’re a caring, committed individual who’d like to turn your talents to enriching the lives of people with special educational needs, then yes! Each of the 22 modules is designed not just to give you a great insight into the Special Educational Needs industry, but to equip you with the tools you will need to teach in an area that can be as challenging as it is fulfilling. Not only will you learn about the different approaches needed for different physical and mental disabilities, you will also learn how to effectively and compassionately deal with the various issues that may arise when working with potentially vulnerable people.

How Will I Learn?

The fifteen hours of course content can be assessed on all your devices at a time and place that suits you, making it an ideal way to study around existing work and family commitments. The modules are accessible and engaging, meaning you can easily build on your learning in bite size chunks. Crucially, the modules are designed to instil relevant codes of practice into your learning as well as the background knowledge and teaching skills you will need to work with people with special educational needs.

This course has been fully accessed and approved by IVCAS (Independent Vocational Course Appraisal Service)*. For more Information Click here

KEY LEARNING POINTS

The SEN Certificate is the perfect place to start transforming your own career as you work towards the important goal of transforming the lives of others.

  • After covering a comprehensive introduction, move on to finding out about the history and evolution of SEN.
  • Discover constructivist theories of learning and how they are used in the SEN classroom.
  • Find out about the SEN code of practice and how it is applied.
  • Understand the role of SENCOs in schools.
  • Learn about different types of needs including how a specific learning difficulty differs from a severe learning difficulty and how different physical needs can be supported.
  • Get to grips with dealing with time management and different behavioural challenges.
  • Learn about sensory impairments and physical disabilities.
  • Understand the concept of cognitive development and learn to address difficulties in cognition and learning.
  • Learn about speech, language and common communication issues.
  • Find out more about specific learning difficulties including autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.
  • Get an insight into psychological perspectives on behaviour.
  • Find out about understanding and managing anger.
  • Learn about teaching approaches and strategies, educational outcomes and every teacher’s responsibilities.

4. Recognising and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN): Introduce yourself to special educational needs (SEN) and disability

Introduce yourself to special educational needs (SEN) and disability, and learn to appreciate the importance of the subject in relation to equality and inclusion. Every child deserves to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of what issues they may face. As a training early years practitioner, you need to be aware of the legislation that is in place, and learn how to recognise and support those with SEN who visit your learning environment.

Child Led Service Delivery

Previously, care and support for SEN children was service-led, which created problems when various services were required. Nowadays, there is more emphasis on child-and-young-person-led delivery, so that the services that are needed can be accessed with ease. After all, it’s important that children have the opportunity to have an opinion – or, if unable to communicate, advocates should be able to represent their wishes and opinions for them.

Making Meaningful Observations

It is essential that early years practitioners work alongside other agencies, to ensure continual support for every child and their family. Every child is different, with individual needs, so the development of a strong relationship and the provision of a good support network is a must. This can start from something as simple as making an observation in order to assess a child’s needs, but can go on to mean a solid relationship that can be trusted wholeheartedly.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

This course would suit any early years practitioner who works alongside children with special needs. It would be particularly useful for students who wish to train towards becoming a Key Person or a Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO).

  • Learn how to use information sourced from a Key Person, SENCO and parents to form an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which can then be used to plan the child’s activities and support, with emphasis on the EYFS where necessary.
  • Gain insight into the various child-led models of delivery, and the importance of the approach in comparison to service-led alternatives.
  • Understand the importance of observations, and how they can help with future plans and activities based on the child’s individual requirements.
  • Explore the various Special Educational Needs (SEN) that you will experience within a childcare setting, including Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Cerebral Palsy and Asperger’s Syndrome.
  • Understand some of the key legislation points that help govern practice with regards to SEN.
  • Get to grips with the role of a SENCO and their importance in a childcare setting.
  • Learn how to write a SEN policy, the legal rights of SEN and disabled children, and the SEND Code of Practice 2015.
  • Appreciate the value of a practitioner’s support to families of SEN children, as well as the importance of inclusion of children with SEN and good inclusion practice in schools.

5. Child Development: Learn to understand how children develop

From the moment a child is born the combination of genetics and environmental influences will help shape who that child becomes. It’s the age-old nature vs. nurture debate – even if a child is born with the potential to do great things, unlocking that potential will depend on the environment that they grow up in, and the encouragement that they receive along the way.

Help Every Child Reach Their Potential

As an early years practitioner, it’s your job to ensure a child can have the best level of developmental support when away from home in their childcare or early year’s education setting. Their development can be influenced by a whole range of factors, such as stimulation, exercise and enriching opportunities, can help every child to thrive.

Identify the Developmental Stages

Remember that every child is unique, and will achieve the developmental milestones and reach the various stages of progress at different rates. In this course, you will learn the importance of the patterns of development that exist, and will be able to raise concerns if a child’s development was to fall outside of these norms. The unit can be taken as a solo unit, but would also work well alongside other this course that is aimed at Academic Level modules, such as ‘Observing Children’ and ‘Managing Behaviour’.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

Study of this course is appropriate for early years practitioners who work in a range of settings. Understanding child development is a crucial point in every childcare provider’s learning journey.

  • Understand that a child’s development begins from the moment of conception, and both natural and environmental influences (including the adults who care for them) can affect their developmental achievements.
  • Make yourself aware of the child’s needs, by acknowledging the five outcomes outlined in Every Child Matters.
  • Appreciate that every child is unique and needs to be treated as an individual.
  • Enhance your knowledge of brain development in young children, with the help of extra reading and clickable article links. Consider what activities can be prepared to help guide a child along their learning journey.
  • Understand some of the various child development theories, including the science of early childhood development, and the effects of society on a child’s development.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. 12 Month access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a downloadable certificate of completion per course.

Observing Children Online Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Observing Children Online Course

  • Get to grips with the two main types of observation assessment – formative (continuous observations) and summative (assessment summaries that are occasional). Understand more about the types of observations that can be made, and why you would choose to carry them out.
  • Learn about the various factors that need to be taken into account when making observations, including ensuring realistic expectations are in place, and ensuring practitioners are well trained, capable and confident.
  • Appreciate the need for parental consent before observations are made and recorded.
  • Get to grips with the EYFS 2008 Principles in Practice cards and understand their content. Understand Section 1 of the EYFS statutory framework, with regards to learning and development, as well as the Development Matters in EYFS content.
  • Understand what makes an effective observation, and how the evaluation can help to decide on the child’s next milestone.
  • Learn about effective planning, so that issues can be resolved and activities and strategies can be implemented to help a child’s development.
  • Identify some of the rules that need to be followed with regards to confidentiality.

Course 2 - Certificate in Aspergers Online Course

Intro to Asperger’s

  • Impairments
  • Characteristics
  • Diagnosis

Module 1

  • Glossary of all Asperger’s terms
  • What is Asperger’s?
  • Teaching young children with autism

Module 2

  • Qualities and strengths
  • Communication difficulties
  • Sensory differences
  • Differences in social understanding
  • Coping with the unexpected

Module 3

  • Comprehending abstract concepts
  • Wrongly perceived
  • Communication

Module 4

  • Physical Signs
  • Who is affected?
  • Obsessive traits and special skills

Module 5

  • Asperger’s documentary video 1
  • Asperger’s documentary video 2

Module 6

  • Activity task 1

  • Activity task 2
  • Activity task 3
  • Extended learning
  • Bringing the early signs of Autism spectrum disorders into focus video

Final Assessment

Course 3 - Certificate in Special Education Needs (SEN) Online Course

  • Introduction to Special Education Needs
  • The History and Evolution of SEN
  • Constructivist Theories of Learning
  • SEN Code of Practice
  • SENCO Support for SEN Students
  • The Different Types of Needs
  • Behaviours: Reasons and Restorative Practices
  • Understanding Sensory Impairments and Physical Disabilities
  • Understanding and Addressing Difficulties in Cognition and Learning
  • Speech, Language, and Common Communication Issues
  • Learning Difficulties: Autism
  • Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia
  • Learning Difficulties: Dyspraxia
  • Learning Difficulties: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • The Importance of SEN Knowledge
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Psychological Perspectives on Behaviour
  • Psychological Perspectives on Behaviour
  • Teaching Approaches and Strategies
  • Educational Outcomes
  • Every Teacher’s Responsibility

Course 4 - Certificate in Recognising and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) Online Course

  • Learn how to use information sourced from a Key Person, SENCO and parents to form an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which can then be used to plan the child’s activities and support, with emphasis on the EYFS where necessary.
  • Gain insight into the various child-led models of delivery, and the importance of the approach in comparison to service-led alternatives.
  • Understand the importance of observations, and how they can help with future plans and activities based on the child’s individual requirements.
  • Explore the various Special Educational Needs (SEN) that you will experience within a childcare setting, including Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Cerebral Palsy and Asperger’s Syndrome.
  • Understand some of the key legislation points that help govern practice with regards to SEN.
  • Get to grips with the role of a SENCO and their importance in a childcare setting.
  • Learn how to write a SEN policy, the legal rights of SEN and disabled children, and the SEND Code of Practice 2015.
  • Appreciate the value of a practitioner’s support to families of SEN children, as well as the importance of inclusion of children with SEN and good inclusion practice in schools.

Course 5 - Certificate in Child Development Online Course

  • Understand that a child’s development begins from the moment of conception, and both natural and environmental influences (including the adults who care for them) can affect their developmental achievements.
  • Make yourself aware of the child’s needs, by acknowledging the five outcomes outlined in Every Child Matters.
  • Appreciate that every child is unique and needs to be treated as an individual.
  • Enhance your knowledge of brain development in young children, with the help of extra reading and clickable article links. Consider what activities can be prepared to help guide a child along their learning journey.
  • Understand some of the various child development theories, including the science of early childhood development, and the effects of society on a child’s development.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Observing Children, Aspergers, Special Education Needs (SEN), Recognising & Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Child Development in this Bundle

1. Observing Children: Fully understand what stages a child has reached

Watching a child develop can be incredibly rewarding, whether you’re a parent or a childcare practitioner. Every child is unique, and they reach their developmental milestones at an individual rate. Textbook-defined children are few and far between, which is why observations and assessments are essential if you wish to fully understand what stages a child has reached, and what they may need extra support with.

An Essential Part of the Job

As any childcare practitioner will know, observations are a compulsory part of their job description, and if you’re starting out in one of the many childcare fields, you will learn that observations are a daily requirement. After all, children are constantly changing and learning new things, and as a practitioner, you need to be able to recognise and assess these competently. From observations, you can effectively plan how you can help to develop a child’s skills even further, alongside the support of their parents. Whether you’re hoping to work towards becoming a childminder, nursery nurse, schoolteacher or other childcare practitioner, you’ll find this course that is aimed at Academic Level to be a useful investment.

An Enriching Syllabus

The course syllabus is filled with enriching, informative resources, including tutorials, extra-curricular reading, presentations and activities that can help you to absorb the information and successfully complete the end of unit assessments.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

Observing children can be a vital element of many childcare roles, from teachers to childminders and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) providers. Signing up for this course would be perfect for those working as, or hoping to work as, a childcare practitioner in any field or setting.

  • Get to grips with the two main types of observation assessment – formative (continuous observations) and summative (assessment summaries that are occasional). Understand more about the types of observations that can be made, and why you would choose to carry them out.
  • Learn about the various factors that need to be taken into account when making observations, including ensuring realistic expectations are in place, and ensuring practitioners are well trained, capable and confident.
  • Appreciate the need for parental consent before observations are made and recorded.
  • Get to grips with the EYFS 2008 Principles in Practice cards and understand their content. Understand Section 1 of the EYFS statutory framework, with regards to learning and development, as well as the Development Matters in EYFS content.
  • Understand what makes an effective observation, and how the evaluation can help to decide on the child’s next milestone.
  • Learn about effective planning, so that issues can be resolved and activities and strategies can be implemented to help a child’s development.
  • Identify some of the rules that need to be followed with regards to confidentiality.

2. Aspergers: Boost your understanding of this universal syndrome

Boost your understanding of this universal syndrome with our easy-to-navigate course that can help you to gain essential insight in next to no time. Asperger Syndrome affects individuals for life, and can affect how they see the world and how they interact with it. Understanding more about the disorder – particularly if you work with, or care for, individuals with the syndrome, can be invaluable.

An Invisible Syndrome

It’s easy to judge people on first impressions, and the issue with many invisible disabilities is that these disorders and syndromes are just that – invisible. As a form of autism, Asperger Syndrome can be difficult to diagnose and even harder to identify with if you don’t have the knowledge or understanding, which is why courses like this one exist.

Online Study, in Manageable Chunks

Upon completion of this course, students will have gained further insight into this spectrum disorder, and will be able to apply it within their professional or personal life. By expanding your expertise, you can provide the support and encouragement required for people with Asperger Syndrome to be independent and reach their full potential.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

Studying this course would be ideal for anyone who has to deal with Asperger Syndrome, whether that’s within an educational or childcare environment, or at home. It pays particular attention to how the syndrome can affect the individual.

  • Understand more about the ‘triad of impairments’ which covers the three main areas that can be difficult to deal with as an individual with Asperger Syndrome, including social and emotional issues, language and communication, and the imagination and flexibility of thought.
  • Learn more about how Asperger Syndrome is a disorder that can affect people from all nationalities, religions, cultures and social backgrounds.
  • Get to grips with some of the ways in which an individual can interact with the world around them, and how individuals with Asperger Syndrome are affected.
  • Appreciate the impact of Asperger Syndrome, and other invisible disabilities (and how slow they can be diagnosed), can have on the individual.

3. Special Education Needs (SEN): Pursue a new career working with people with special education needs

If you’ve decided you’d like to pursue a new career working with people with special education needs, this online course is the ideal gateway to your exciting and fulfilling new vocation. As you’ll discover as you progress through the SEN Certificate, gaining the skills to help individuals with specific needs overcome obstacles to achieve goals and learn new skills is an incredibly rewarding way to earn a living.

Is the Course for Me?

If you’re a caring, committed individual who’d like to turn your talents to enriching the lives of people with special educational needs, then yes! Each of the 22 modules is designed not just to give you a great insight into the Special Educational Needs industry, but to equip you with the tools you will need to teach in an area that can be as challenging as it is fulfilling. Not only will you learn about the different approaches needed for different physical and mental disabilities, you will also learn how to effectively and compassionately deal with the various issues that may arise when working with potentially vulnerable people.

How Will I Learn?

The fifteen hours of course content can be assessed on all your devices at a time and place that suits you, making it an ideal way to study around existing work and family commitments. The modules are accessible and engaging, meaning you can easily build on your learning in bite size chunks. Crucially, the modules are designed to instil relevant codes of practice into your learning as well as the background knowledge and teaching skills you will need to work with people with special educational needs.

This course has been fully accessed and approved by IVCAS (Independent Vocational Course Appraisal Service)*. For more Information Click here

KEY LEARNING POINTS

The SEN Certificate is the perfect place to start transforming your own career as you work towards the important goal of transforming the lives of others.

  • After covering a comprehensive introduction, move on to finding out about the history and evolution of SEN.
  • Discover constructivist theories of learning and how they are used in the SEN classroom.
  • Find out about the SEN code of practice and how it is applied.
  • Understand the role of SENCOs in schools.
  • Learn about different types of needs including how a specific learning difficulty differs from a severe learning difficulty and how different physical needs can be supported.
  • Get to grips with dealing with time management and different behavioural challenges.
  • Learn about sensory impairments and physical disabilities.
  • Understand the concept of cognitive development and learn to address difficulties in cognition and learning.
  • Learn about speech, language and common communication issues.
  • Find out more about specific learning difficulties including autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.
  • Get an insight into psychological perspectives on behaviour.
  • Find out about understanding and managing anger.
  • Learn about teaching approaches and strategies, educational outcomes and every teacher’s responsibilities.

4. Recognising and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN): Introduce yourself to special educational needs (SEN) and disability

Introduce yourself to special educational needs (SEN) and disability, and learn to appreciate the importance of the subject in relation to equality and inclusion. Every child deserves to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of what issues they may face. As a training early years practitioner, you need to be aware of the legislation that is in place, and learn how to recognise and support those with SEN who visit your learning environment.

Child Led Service Delivery

Previously, care and support for SEN children was service-led, which created problems when various services were required. Nowadays, there is more emphasis on child-and-young-person-led delivery, so that the services that are needed can be accessed with ease. After all, it’s important that children have the opportunity to have an opinion – or, if unable to communicate, advocates should be able to represent their wishes and opinions for them.

Making Meaningful Observations

It is essential that early years practitioners work alongside other agencies, to ensure continual support for every child and their family. Every child is different, with individual needs, so the development of a strong relationship and the provision of a good support network is a must. This can start from something as simple as making an observation in order to assess a child’s needs, but can go on to mean a solid relationship that can be trusted wholeheartedly.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

This course would suit any early years practitioner who works alongside children with special needs. It would be particularly useful for students who wish to train towards becoming a Key Person or a Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO).

  • Learn how to use information sourced from a Key Person, SENCO and parents to form an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which can then be used to plan the child’s activities and support, with emphasis on the EYFS where necessary.
  • Gain insight into the various child-led models of delivery, and the importance of the approach in comparison to service-led alternatives.
  • Understand the importance of observations, and how they can help with future plans and activities based on the child’s individual requirements.
  • Explore the various Special Educational Needs (SEN) that you will experience within a childcare setting, including Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Cerebral Palsy and Asperger’s Syndrome.
  • Understand some of the key legislation points that help govern practice with regards to SEN.
  • Get to grips with the role of a SENCO and their importance in a childcare setting.
  • Learn how to write a SEN policy, the legal rights of SEN and disabled children, and the SEND Code of Practice 2015.
  • Appreciate the value of a practitioner’s support to families of SEN children, as well as the importance of inclusion of children with SEN and good inclusion practice in schools.

5. Child Development: Learn to understand how children develop

From the moment a child is born the combination of genetics and environmental influences will help shape who that child becomes. It’s the age-old nature vs. nurture debate – even if a child is born with the potential to do great things, unlocking that potential will depend on the environment that they grow up in, and the encouragement that they receive along the way.

Help Every Child Reach Their Potential

As an early years practitioner, it’s your job to ensure a child can have the best level of developmental support when away from home in their childcare or early year’s education setting. Their development can be influenced by a whole range of factors, such as stimulation, exercise and enriching opportunities, can help every child to thrive.

Identify the Developmental Stages

Remember that every child is unique, and will achieve the developmental milestones and reach the various stages of progress at different rates. In this course, you will learn the importance of the patterns of development that exist, and will be able to raise concerns if a child’s development was to fall outside of these norms. The unit can be taken as a solo unit, but would also work well alongside other this course that is aimed at Academic Level modules, such as ‘Observing Children’ and ‘Managing Behaviour’.

KEY LEARNING POINTS

Study of this course is appropriate for early years practitioners who work in a range of settings. Understanding child development is a crucial point in every childcare provider’s learning journey.

  • Understand that a child’s development begins from the moment of conception, and both natural and environmental influences (including the adults who care for them) can affect their developmental achievements.
  • Make yourself aware of the child’s needs, by acknowledging the five outcomes outlined in Every Child Matters.
  • Appreciate that every child is unique and needs to be treated as an individual.
  • Enhance your knowledge of brain development in young children, with the help of extra reading and clickable article links. Consider what activities can be prepared to help guide a child along their learning journey.
  • Understand some of the various child development theories, including the science of early childhood development, and the effects of society on a child’s development.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. 12 Month access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a downloadable certificate of completion per course.

Observing Children Online Bundle, 5 Courses includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Observing Children Online Course

  • Get to grips with the two main types of observation assessment – formative (continuous observations) and summative (assessment summaries that are occasional). Understand more about the types of observations that can be made, and why you would choose to carry them out.
  • Learn about the various factors that need to be taken into account when making observations, including ensuring realistic expectations are in place, and ensuring practitioners are well trained, capable and confident.
  • Appreciate the need for parental consent before observations are made and recorded.
  • Get to grips with the EYFS 2008 Principles in Practice cards and understand their content. Understand Section 1 of the EYFS statutory framework, with regards to learning and development, as well as the Development Matters in EYFS content.
  • Understand what makes an effective observation, and how the evaluation can help to decide on the child’s next milestone.
  • Learn about effective planning, so that issues can be resolved and activities and strategies can be implemented to help a child’s development.
  • Identify some of the rules that need to be followed with regards to confidentiality.

Course 2 - Certificate in Aspergers Online Course

Intro to Asperger’s

  • Impairments
  • Characteristics
  • Diagnosis

Module 1

  • Glossary of all Asperger’s terms
  • What is Asperger’s?
  • Teaching young children with autism

Module 2

  • Qualities and strengths
  • Communication difficulties
  • Sensory differences
  • Differences in social understanding
  • Coping with the unexpected

Module 3

  • Comprehending abstract concepts
  • Wrongly perceived
  • Communication

Module 4

  • Physical Signs
  • Who is affected?
  • Obsessive traits and special skills

Module 5

  • Asperger’s documentary video 1
  • Asperger’s documentary video 2

Module 6

  • Activity task 1

  • Activity task 2
  • Activity task 3
  • Extended learning
  • Bringing the early signs of Autism spectrum disorders into focus video

Final Assessment

Course 3 - Certificate in Special Education Needs (SEN) Online Course

  • Introduction to Special Education Needs
  • The History and Evolution of SEN
  • Constructivist Theories of Learning
  • SEN Code of Practice
  • SENCO Support for SEN Students
  • The Different Types of Needs
  • Behaviours: Reasons and Restorative Practices
  • Understanding Sensory Impairments and Physical Disabilities
  • Understanding and Addressing Difficulties in Cognition and Learning
  • Speech, Language, and Common Communication Issues
  • Learning Difficulties: Autism
  • Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia
  • Learning Difficulties: Dyspraxia
  • Learning Difficulties: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • The Importance of SEN Knowledge
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Psychological Perspectives on Behaviour
  • Psychological Perspectives on Behaviour
  • Teaching Approaches and Strategies
  • Educational Outcomes
  • Every Teacher’s Responsibility

Course 4 - Certificate in Recognising and Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) Online Course

  • Learn how to use information sourced from a Key Person, SENCO and parents to form an Individual Education Plan (IEP) which can then be used to plan the child’s activities and support, with emphasis on the EYFS where necessary.
  • Gain insight into the various child-led models of delivery, and the importance of the approach in comparison to service-led alternatives.
  • Understand the importance of observations, and how they can help with future plans and activities based on the child’s individual requirements.
  • Explore the various Special Educational Needs (SEN) that you will experience within a childcare setting, including Down’s Syndrome, ADHD, ADD, Cerebral Palsy and Asperger’s Syndrome.
  • Understand some of the key legislation points that help govern practice with regards to SEN.
  • Get to grips with the role of a SENCO and their importance in a childcare setting.
  • Learn how to write a SEN policy, the legal rights of SEN and disabled children, and the SEND Code of Practice 2015.
  • Appreciate the value of a practitioner’s support to families of SEN children, as well as the importance of inclusion of children with SEN and good inclusion practice in schools.

Course 5 - Certificate in Child Development Online Course

  • Understand that a child’s development begins from the moment of conception, and both natural and environmental influences (including the adults who care for them) can affect their developmental achievements.
  • Make yourself aware of the child’s needs, by acknowledging the five outcomes outlined in Every Child Matters.
  • Appreciate that every child is unique and needs to be treated as an individual.
  • Enhance your knowledge of brain development in young children, with the help of extra reading and clickable article links. Consider what activities can be prepared to help guide a child along their learning journey.
  • Understand some of the various child development theories, including the science of early childhood development, and the effects of society on a child’s development.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 006ECL3OC5CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 12 Months
Time required: Study at your own pace
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

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