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Early Years Development and its Impact on KS1 and KS2 Education

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11 hours · Self-paced
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15 CPD hours / points
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Nurture young minds for a brighter future! Join our comprehensive Early Years Development course and discover its profound impact on Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 education. Explore the intricacies of child development, master effective teaching techniques, and deeply understand the UK primary education system. Enhance your skills as a Teaching Assistant and make a lasting difference in the lives of children.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the primary education landscape in the UK and its implications for teaching.
  • Identify the responsibilities, qualifications, and skills required for a Teaching Assistant role.
  • Recognise the needs of children with special educational requirements and provide appropriate support.
  • Familiarise yourself with the National Curriculum in England and its application in primary schools.
  • Explore various types of schools in the UK and their unique characteristics.
  • Appreciate the significance of early years in a child's development journey.
  • Acquire effective teaching techniques for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and transition to Key Stage 1.


Certificate of completion - Digital certificate

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate of completion - Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Inside the UK student have to pay an additional delivery fee of £10, whereas International students are required to pay an additional fee of £19.99 to receive a hard copy of the certificate delivered to their address.


15 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Embark on a captivating journey into early childhood development and its profound impact on Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) education. This comprehensive course offers a fascinating exploration of the primary education system in the UK, empowering you with the knowledge and insights to support young learners as a Teaching Assistant.

This course covers everything from understanding the intricacies of the UK's National Curriculum to recognising the specific needs of children with special educational requirements. Dive deep into the responsibilities, qualifications, and skills necessary for a Teaching Assistant role, equipping yourself with the tools to provide invaluable support to both teachers and pupils.

Delve into the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, geography, and history as you discover effective teaching strategies tailored to each stage of a child's education journey. Learn how to create engaging and inclusive learning environments and develop the expertise to guide young minds towards academic success.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring Teaching Assistants looking to comprehensively understand early years development and its impact on primary education.
  • Current Teaching Assistants seek to enhance their knowledge and skills to better support children in KS1 and KS2.
  • Individuals interested in a career in education, focusing on primary education and early childhood development.
  • Parents or caregivers who wish to gain insights into their child's educational journey and provide meaningful support at home.
  • Professionals from related fields, such as child psychology or social work, aim to expand their expertise in primary education.

Career path

  • Teaching Assistant (£14,000 - £25,000 per annum)
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant (£15,000 - £28,000 per annum)
  • Early Years Practitioner (£15,000 - £27,000 per annum)
  • Primary School Teacher (£24,000 - £39,000 per annum)
  • Educational Support Worker (£15,000 - £24,000 per annum)
  • Early Years Coordinator (£18,000 - £35,000 per annum)

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