NCFE Level 2 Award in an Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years

Qualification reference: 603/5216/4

Level: NCFE CACHE Level 2

  • Understand neuroscience in early years
  • Be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Award in Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years* – a nationally recognised qualification, regulated by Ofqual in England
  • Available to study online via the eAssessorPro platform

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement

Course overview

This qualification offers an introduction to neuroscience in early childhood, spanning from birth to seven years. It focuses on the importance of self-regulation skills during these formative years. Self-regulation helps children stay calm, attentive, and manage strong emotions like fear, anger, and sadness. These skills are not innate but develop over time with the guidance of caring and responsive adults who help children understand their feelings and actions. The qualification also addresses key factors influencing child development, including stress, adverse childhood experiences, and special educational needs and disabilities.


Unit Breakdown

  • Understanding Neuroscience in Early Years (J/617/8537)
  • Understanding Self-Regulation and How to Nurture This in Children From Birth to Seven Years (L/617/8538)

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*NCFE registration fee applies – See Level and Qualifications