This qualification is designed for learners who wish to improve their knowledge of early brain development and the research available around this. The brain is fascinating and the growth and development from conception through to adulthood is very interesting with research and development in these areas growing. The aim of this unit is to gain a deeper understanding of contemporary thinking and research from the neurosciences and acquire a critical insight into this thinking and research in understanding child development from birth to seven years.The learner will;1. Understand neuroscientific concepts2. Understand neuromyths 3. Understand critiques of neuroscience in early yearsThis unit supports students’ progress in employment in early education and care settings.