leading learning with two-year-olds

Key Facts            Enrolment for the 2016/17 course is NOW CLOSED         

Type of course: Post Graduate combined (taught and research) worth 60PG credits.
Study options: Face to face (5 days) plus distance learning
Duration: 1 year
Start date: September 2017
Accreditation: Birmingham City University
Credits: 60 PG credits
Fees: £1,450 (payment facilities by request - email s.delaney@crec.co.uk)
Tutors: Helen Moylett
Entry requirements: An undergraduate degree is generally requested as applicants will be expected to study at Post Graduate level, however applications from practitioners without degrees, but with relevant experience, are encouraged.

If you would like to express your interest in this module, and keep up-to-date with enrolment for the 2017/18 cohort, please complete the pre-registration form via the button below.

Who is this course aimed at?

This module has been developed to support all early years practitioners who are leading and managing provision for two-year-olds, or planning to do so in the near future. 

What are the main themes?

- What’s special about being two? 
- Thinking with two-year-olds – understanding the two-year-old mind and the drive for relationships, competence and autonomy 
- Children’s development from birth as self-regulated learners - links to play, active learning, and creative and critical thinking
- The implications of child development for pedagogy in the prime areas of Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language and Physical Development
- The importance of attachment and the role of the key person
- Effective interaction strategies for supporting the development of language and thinking
- Sensory input in learning, schema and the link to concept development
- Active learning, praise and intrinsic motivation, the role of environment and developing ‘can do’ mindsets
- Working effectively and inclusively with parents and carers
- The observation, assessment and planning cycle ‘in the moment’  and the summative assessment required for the two-year-old progress check/integrated review.
- Leading learning and supporting and managing change
- Reflection, evaluation and action research to improve current practice and provision 

How will it help my practice?

Many settings and schools are new to working with, playing with and thinking with two-year-olds.

This module provides an extensive opportunity to reflect on effective practice with children living through one of the most significant developmental periods of their lives.

Participants will have the chance to learn more about child development theories as well as develop their pedagogical leadership skills through setting based tasks.

Tutor input, group discussions and activities, plus two assignments will support and challenge each participant’s unique journey in developing effective two year old practice and provision. 

Dates for 2017/18:

Apply for this module:

Enrolment for the 2016/17 Leading Learning with Two-Year-Olds MA Module is now closed.

If you would like to express your interest in this course, and keep up-to-date with enrolment for the 2017/18 cohort, please complete the pre-registration form.

MA 2017-18 Pre-registration