Characteristics of effective learning

Vital for lifelong learning – Embed the Characteristics of Effective Learning in your setting.

Course details

Duration: Full day
Who should attend:
 All childcare practitioners
Level: Introductory

What will I learn?

This NDNA childcare course will help you understand the three key ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ – Engagement, Motivation, and Thinking. These characteristics must be central to the planning and guiding of children’s activities.

Under the new Early Years Inspection Handbook 2019, Ofsted inspectors will observe directly the way in which children demonstrate the key characteristics of effective learning. This course will help you show to Ofsted how you incorporate the CoEL into your practice. 

Key topics

  • Understand how children are born to learn and key policy recommendations
  • The adult role in implementing the COEL in practice
  • The EYFS in relation to the COEL
  • Expectations from Ofsted in the Early Years Handbook 2019
  • Showing Ofsted how you evaluate your practice regarding the CoEL
  • Motivating children to learn

Book this childcare course for your nursery: Please call 01484 407070 for a quote.


Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates. You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

 Weekday Saturday 
  Full Day  Full Day 
NDNA Member  £725 £795
Non-member £932 £1020

Find out more:

For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email