I'm really excited to be starting a new project with NCC Home Learning, one of the leading resources for distance learning courses.
Established over 15 years ago, NCC offer over 350 home learning courses on everything from specialised career focused training to general interest study. Many of these are accredited courses, ranging from QCF to A-level, and most also offer tutor support. To help fund your study, NCC offer a variety of payment plans with initial deposits as low as £35.
NCC and Me
Not so long ago, I posted my 30 before 30 bucket list; one of the items was to gain a new qualification. When I found out NCC were looking for bloggers to try out their courses, I wasted no time in applying.
The only difficulty was choosing what course to study. I knew I wanted to learn something new - but how new? Something I already had a working knowledge of, or something which would make me a complete beginner? I was told I could choose any online course from the PI section, containing courses developed by NCC.
I drew up a shortlist of those which looked particularly interesting, and eventually settled on something which would benefit me at home, at work, and in my blogging.
Child Psychology Diploma
Although I have a child and write a (nominally) parenting blog, I can't say that I'm an expert on young children. I mean, I was one, once, but I don't remember much about it. My professional life was all about teenagers and, even as a primary school governor, it's more about how the adults are supporting children, rather than what makes the youngsters themselves tick.
I want to know more though.
The course description really clinched the deal: If you find children's behaviour fascinating and would like to gain more insight into their intricate minds and emotions, then this Child Psychology course will appeal to you. The ABC Level 3 Child Psychology course will give you the skills needed to help children reach their full potential and become happy and balanced adults. ...[It] will help to give you a much clearer understanding of the importance of play in a child’s life, how they think and feel and how they develop in terms of language and social interaction.
I have twelve months to complete the course, and can't wait to get started. I'll be posting about my progress along the way so, for now, just wish me luck! :)
If you're interested in home learning, check out the NCC website - there is 25% off all courses in July. You can also connect with NCC on social media via Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.
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