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Engage Children in ICT

Do you or your staff need to learn more about engaging children with ICT?

If yes, then this is the course for you/them. This course is designed for all those who work with or care for children including very young children. It provides information on how to engage children with ICT in an age appropriate way which supports development, taking into account statutory requirements for ICT education. It considers the use of ICT with children under 5 as well as children in Key Stage 1 at school.

The course is an online course and so can be studied any time from your own home- there is no classroom attendance required and learners can enrol at any time. There are discounts available for multiple bookings.

Learners who enrolled on this course also enrolled on:

Course Length:Completion time for this course is 4 weeks including assessments

Delivery: Home Study, learners log into our online learning portal- MNT LEARNING- to study this course- there is no classroom attendance required at all. On successful completion of the assessments, learners will receive their results and certificate via email. (If a hard copy certificate is required via post we can arrange this for £10 for UK learners and slightly more for international learners please call/email for details).

Support:All learners will have telephone/email access to a supportive and friendly personal tutor for any queries they have whilst completing the course.

  • What is Information, Communications and Technology (ICT)?

  • ICT - A Fast Moving Field

  • National Requirements for ICT in Education

  • Five years old onwards - ICT and the National Curriculum

  • ICT at Key Stage 1

  • E-Safety

  • Commonly Encountered Safety Issues

  • Social Networking

  • Website Controls

  • Health Issues

  • Parental Control

  • Good Habits/Rules for Computer Use at Home

  • Fun and Learning with ICT

  • Games

  • ICT in Education

  • Literacy

  • Computer Science/Computer Skills

  • Basic ICT Skills

  • Numeracy

  • Art

  • Photography/Video

  • Programming Languages

  • Special Educational Needs

  • What To Be Careful With

  • Setting up the Desktop for Young Children to use Independently

Learners must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. If you have any concerns about this please call us and we will be happy to offer support. These requirements include:

  1. Internet access and a working email address

  2. Up to date internet browser such as: internet explorer/safari/google chrome/firefox (if your browser is not up to date your screen may not display the content as it should. Please call us if you wish us to help you check your browser and how to update it if needed- it's very easy- even we can do it!)

  3. Use of a computer to study the course - tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.

  4. Additionally learners should be familiar with navigating a website and have used a Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in the past.

Fees & Applying: Course fee: £55 (including VAT) (Discounts are available for multiple bookings- please call for details)

To enrol and pay for this course please click on the 'apply now' button.

(Enrolments can also be made over the phone Mon-Fri- 0844 8268 446)

‘We used this course to refresh ourselves and found some great new websites- we thought we knew most of them! A great course for some CPD on this ever changing subject.’

Margaret, Year 1 Teaching Assistant

‘An excellent course- it has enabled me to set up our PC at home for my son to use independently but safely and we discovered some new websites which he loves- thanks.’

Petra- Parent

‘Another brilliant course for MNT—gave me loads of ideas for the 4 year old I look after—I will be back!’


‘This fantastic course has given us some great tips and guidance on supporting our children with the safe use of our computer at home, whilst also benefiting their school work.’


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