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  • 100% online learning
  • 10 units
  • 150 guided learning hours

Children and Computers

Key Points

  • Understand how to talk to children about computers
  • Learn how to introduce the technology gradually
  • Help children transition from using computers as entertainment to tools

 

  • Complete your course online
  • Study around your existing commitments
  • Ideal for parents and educators

About your Course

The ubiquity of technology means children are growing up using mobile devices and computers with incredible confidence. It has also given them unprecedented access to information via the internet.

Education surrounding the appropriate use of computers is essential in our technology centric world. This course will help you to introduce children to computers from a young age, helping them to develop the skills and confidence to use computers correctly and safely.

Starting at 1 year of age, and progressing through to 8, the course will show you how to gradually introduce the different aspects of computers and computing to children.

You will learn how to approach each area of computing and safely using electronic equipment from setting the rules to explaining what each part of the computer does in a way the child will understand.

As you progress through the course each unit will tackle a different age and – therefore – a different level of understanding. Earlier modules will introduce children to typing, printers and different types of applications.

For older children you will address the anxiety that come with computer use – specifically social media and other websites. You will also help them to transition from using a computer as a toy or source of entertainment, to a tool for work.

This course is suitable for parents wanting to tackle the issue of technology with their children and teachers in an early years or primary setting.

Getting Started

This course will help you get to grips with the topic of technology with children from 1-8 years old. It will help you to introduce them to the hardware – and it’s proper and safe use, and how to use the device itself.

It will ramp up your learning so you can confidently help children at all stages grow with the technology and get the most out of it in a safe and responsible way.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online learning provider. Our courses are designed by subject matter experts to give you the knowledge you need to achieve your goals.

Because all of our courses are online, you can study at a time and place of your choosing. You can login the same day you enrol and all of your course materials will be waiting for you.

You can learn at your own pace so you can complete your course within a matter of weeks!

You will also get the support of a dedicated tutor who can answer any questions you have about the material and will assess your work.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Children and Computers Diploma

Children and Computers Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by Quality Licence Scheme: Level 3 Children and Computers Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

UNIT ONE: INTRODUCTION

  • Why Computers?
  • Computers in the Home
  • Computers in Education
  • Which Computer?
  • The Unknown Future
  • New Knowledge and Skills

UNIT TWO: AGES ONE TO TWO

  • In the Comfort of your Home
  • The Adult Experience
  • Computers through a Child's Eyes
  • All those Buttons Computers are
  • Child's Play
  • Laying down the Foundations
  • Demystifying the Disk
  • Software for Beginners
  • Keeping your Sanity
  • Working with Electricity
  • Safety First
  • Making the Rules

UNIT THREE: AGES TWO TO THREE

  • The Importance of Play
  • Toddlers Typing
  • Mental Development and Language Skills
  • Cause and Effect
  • Moving from Trial and Error to Deliberate Actions
  • Menus and Palettes
  • Software
  • Using Printers
  • Types of Printers
  • Choosing a Printer
  • Playing on the Computer

UNIT FOUR: AGES THREE TO FOUR

  • Consolidating Cause and Effect
  • The Importance of Causality
  • Turning off the Computer
  • The Role of Imitation
  • Cross-Platform Experiences
  • Making their Mark
  • Software

UNIT FIVE: AGES FOUR TO FIVE

  • Logic at Last
  • Understanding Symbols
  • The Formation of Concepts
  • Predicting Responses on Computers
  • A Personal View of the World
  • Matching Software to the Child's View
  • Developing Memory and Recall
  • Concept Development
  • Help from Friends
  • The Need for Explanations
  • The Expanding Universe
  • Changing Technology
  • Mastering the Computer World
  • Greater Complexity and Competency
  • Language Development and Computers
  • The Real and Imagined World
  • Imagination and Computers
  • Different Worlds

UNIT SIX: AGES FIVE TO EIGHT

  • School and Home Computer Use
  • In the Future
  • Increased Attention and Increased Complexity
  • Provide Alternatives
  • Explanations
  • Avoid Anxiety
  • Talking when they Work
  • When Play Becomes Work
  • Going it Alone

UNIT SEVEN: READING, WRITING AND MATHEMATICS

  • Beware the Software
  • Integrated Software for Writing
  • Word Processing Software
  • Little Publishers
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Editing, Design and Importing Graphics
  • Photo CD-ROMS
  • Communicating
  • Reading
  • Graphics, Sound and Text
  • Computer Books and CD-ROMs
  • Mathematics, Space, Measurement and Numbers
  • Drill and Practice Programs
  • Alternatives to the Electronic Textbook

UNIT EIGHT: GAMES

  • Parents' Concerns
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Gender Issues
  • Violence
  • Sporting Games
  • Simulations
  • Integrated Games
  • Attributes of Good Games
  • Copy Protection

UNIT NINE: YOUR ROLE

  • Modelling How to Learn
  • Modelling and Developing Positive Attitudes
  • Service and Support

UNIT TEN: DO-IT-YOURSELF SOFTWARE

  • Use Your Imagination and Theirs
  • Create Your Own Computer Books

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
OUR PASS RATE
Teaching and Education
79.3%
(National Average 73.8%)

Children and Computers

Key Points

  • Understand how to talk to children about computers
  • Learn how to introduce the technology gradually
  • Help children transition from using computers as entertainment to tools

 

  • Complete your course online
  • Study around your existing commitments
  • Ideal for parents and educators

About your Course

The ubiquity of technology means children are growing up using mobile devices and computers with incredible confidence. It has also given them unprecedented access to information via the internet.

Education surrounding the appropriate use of computers is essential in our technology centric world. This course will help you to introduce children to computers from a young age, helping them to develop the skills and confidence to use computers correctly and safely.

Starting at 1 year of age, and progressing through to 8, the course will show you how to gradually introduce the different aspects of computers and computing to children.

You will learn how to approach each area of computing and safely using electronic equipment from setting the rules to explaining what each part of the computer does in a way the child will understand.

As you progress through the course each unit will tackle a different age and – therefore – a different level of understanding. Earlier modules will introduce children to typing, printers and different types of applications.

For older children you will address the anxiety that come with computer use – specifically social media and other websites. You will also help them to transition from using a computer as a toy or source of entertainment, to a tool for work.

This course is suitable for parents wanting to tackle the issue of technology with their children and teachers in an early years or primary setting.

Getting Started

This course will help you get to grips with the topic of technology with children from 1-8 years old. It will help you to introduce them to the hardware – and it’s proper and safe use, and how to use the device itself.

It will ramp up your learning so you can confidently help children at all stages grow with the technology and get the most out of it in a safe and responsible way.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online learning provider. Our courses are designed by subject matter experts to give you the knowledge you need to achieve your goals.

Because all of our courses are online, you can study at a time and place of your choosing. You can login the same day you enrol and all of your course materials will be waiting for you.

You can learn at your own pace so you can complete your course within a matter of weeks!

You will also get the support of a dedicated tutor who can answer any questions you have about the material and will assess your work.

Teaching and Education
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 73.8%)
79.3%

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Children and Computers Diploma

Children and Computers Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by Quality Licence Scheme: Level 3 Children and Computers Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

UNIT ONE: INTRODUCTION

  • Why Computers?
  • Computers in the Home
  • Computers in Education
  • Which Computer?
  • The Unknown Future
  • New Knowledge and Skills

UNIT TWO: AGES ONE TO TWO

  • In the Comfort of your Home
  • The Adult Experience
  • Computers through a Child's Eyes
  • All those Buttons Computers are
  • Child's Play
  • Laying down the Foundations
  • Demystifying the Disk
  • Software for Beginners
  • Keeping your Sanity
  • Working with Electricity
  • Safety First
  • Making the Rules

UNIT THREE: AGES TWO TO THREE

  • The Importance of Play
  • Toddlers Typing
  • Mental Development and Language Skills
  • Cause and Effect
  • Moving from Trial and Error to Deliberate Actions
  • Menus and Palettes
  • Software
  • Using Printers
  • Types of Printers
  • Choosing a Printer
  • Playing on the Computer

UNIT FOUR: AGES THREE TO FOUR

  • Consolidating Cause and Effect
  • The Importance of Causality
  • Turning off the Computer
  • The Role of Imitation
  • Cross-Platform Experiences
  • Making their Mark
  • Software

UNIT FIVE: AGES FOUR TO FIVE

  • Logic at Last
  • Understanding Symbols
  • The Formation of Concepts
  • Predicting Responses on Computers
  • A Personal View of the World
  • Matching Software to the Child's View
  • Developing Memory and Recall
  • Concept Development
  • Help from Friends
  • The Need for Explanations
  • The Expanding Universe
  • Changing Technology
  • Mastering the Computer World
  • Greater Complexity and Competency
  • Language Development and Computers
  • The Real and Imagined World
  • Imagination and Computers
  • Different Worlds

UNIT SIX: AGES FIVE TO EIGHT

  • School and Home Computer Use
  • In the Future
  • Increased Attention and Increased Complexity
  • Provide Alternatives
  • Explanations
  • Avoid Anxiety
  • Talking when they Work
  • When Play Becomes Work
  • Going it Alone

UNIT SEVEN: READING, WRITING AND MATHEMATICS

  • Beware the Software
  • Integrated Software for Writing
  • Word Processing Software
  • Little Publishers
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Editing, Design and Importing Graphics
  • Photo CD-ROMS
  • Communicating
  • Reading
  • Graphics, Sound and Text
  • Computer Books and CD-ROMs
  • Mathematics, Space, Measurement and Numbers
  • Drill and Practice Programs
  • Alternatives to the Electronic Textbook

UNIT EIGHT: GAMES

  • Parents' Concerns
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Gender Issues
  • Violence
  • Sporting Games
  • Simulations
  • Integrated Games
  • Attributes of Good Games
  • Copy Protection

UNIT NINE: YOUR ROLE

  • Modelling How to Learn
  • Modelling and Developing Positive Attitudes
  • Service and Support

UNIT TEN: DO-IT-YOURSELF SOFTWARE

  • Use Your Imagination and Theirs
  • Create Your Own Computer Books

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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