Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning

Endorsed by CACHE

This course looks at the three characteristics of effective teaching and learning, described in the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017).

Course description

This course gives examples of each of the three characteristics of effective teaching and learning described in the Early Years Foundation Stage (2017) with questions that should prompt you to reflect on how children learn, rather than just on what they learn.

The aim of this course is to:

  • Introduce the three characteristics of effective teaching and learning:
    • playing and exploring
    • active learning
    • creating and critical thinking
  • Help you to understand why the characteristics of effective teaching and learning are so important
  • Explain why observing the context of children’s play is essential to help you plan activities effectively
  • Emphasise that how children learn is as important as what they learn

Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning, what are my buying options?

Buy as a standalone course

This course costs £15.49 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.



Buy as part of a training package

This course is included in the Early Years Alliance membership. 

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Key features and benefits

Price £15.49 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 1 hour

Target Audience Early years

  • These courses are level 2 (as graded against the nationally accepted levels for training courses)
  • One module with a multiple choice questionnaire.
  • One CPD credit with a personalised downloadable certificate
  • 70% pass mark
  • Written in partnership with the Early Years Alliance
  • Optional narration of the module for accessibility
  • Additional resources for further learning and a printable module for future reference
  • Course id: 117

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