Understanding Child Development training

Understanding child development is an essential task for social workers, foster carers and every member of the children’s workforce. A good understanding of normal child development equips workers to promote healthy development and enables them to recognise signs that a child or young person is not thriving or may need protecting from harm. This course provides that understanding and enables learners to relate this to their role in working with children and young people.

Access this course as part of the following online course package(s):

This course will cover:
  • Child development models
  • Observing children
  • Storing and sharing information
  • Physical development
  • Emotional development
  • Moral development
  • Social development
  • Cognitive development
  • Developmental delay and impairment
  • Indicators
This course looks at child development. Whilst it provides focus for people working in Children's Services, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about the stages of child development.We can deliver this course either: online, as a webinar, or as a face-to-face programme. If you have your own LMS and would like this course as a SCORM file, please get in touch.
The online version of this course will take 2 hours to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

Online courses come as part of a course bundle with unlimited access for one simple subscription.

Choose your desired delivery method from the boxes below.

Understanding Child Development eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Understanding Child Development course

By the end of this training, you will:

  • Know how to observe and record children’s development.
  • Know what are the key milestones in child physical, emotional, social and cognative development.
  • Know about indicators of developmental delay and developmental impairment.

Already have an LMS? Add this course to your platform as a SCORM file.

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Additional course information

Here are example screenshots of our interactive learning in action. If you would like to see more of the course features before you subscribe, feel free to book a demo with the team, who would be delighted to show you how our online courses help support meaningful training.