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Computers, once the property of relatively few, are now common in many homes. It is only natural that as parents we want to provide the best opportunities we can for our children.

The problem for many of us is that computers were not part of our childhood and we are not quite sure how to use them in the best possible way to help our children.

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 ABC Awards: Level 3 Children and Computers Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, 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.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

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

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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).

Computers, once the property of relatively few, are now common in many homes. It is only natural that as parents we want to provide the best opportunities we can for our children.

The problem for many of us is that computers were not part of our childhood and we are not quite sure how to use them in the best possible way to help our children.

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 ABC Awards: Level 3 Children and Computers Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, 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.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

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

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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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