This is an elearning course, which can be started at anytime.


This course will support practitioners working with this age group, enabling them to reflect on their current practice, gain further knowledge and skills to meet two year olds’ individual needs. It includes all the underpinning information to support young children’s learning and development including the key person approach, working in partnership with parents, home learning, the role of the adult, an enabling environment and inclusive practice. All these subjects are displayed in an attractive manner and supported with quizzes and games to test practitioners’ understanding.

The importance of play and how to implement the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is discussed throughout the course. The course looks closely at the three prime areas of learning, the characteristics of effective learning and the Development Matters statements for this age group in great detail. The programme shares information on why observation, assessment and planning is important and supports practitioners in how to use observations to identify children’s learning styles and schemas, in turn using these to plan appropriate experiences in line with children’s individual interests.

The final part of the course looks at the new progress check, including what needs to be included and how practitioners can carry these out effectively.

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Be aware of the different learning styles and children’s schemas
  • Have a greater understanding of the three prime areas of learning and the importance of supporting communication and language in this age group
  • Understand what the two year old progress checks are and the requirements under the EYFS.What level / who should do this training?

This course is for practitioners working in Ofsted registered settings in Brighton & Hove.We can accept a maximum of 2 applications per setting. Unfortunately we cannot offer this to schools or providers outside of the city.

Cost and application

This e-learning course is available at a subsidised cost of £10, which is paid to Brighton & Hove City Council with a credit or debit card, using the online application form and secure payment system.

Once your application and payment has been received, you will be contacted with log-in details. Each learner can then access the elearning course at their own pace and at times to suit them.

Apply and pay for this course