Learn online about the science that affects us all
Our e-courses will give you insights into and knowledge of the science that is changing our perceptions of what makes us tick. Recent discoveries have helped us better understand how the formative years affect us and society.
These courses allow you access to the work of Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, a developmental psychologist who specialises in the early years, and the impact that has on the rest of our lives.
Courses start at £30 and we offer generous, bulk discounts for bookings of 10 or more – contact for details.
Our e-courses are:
- designed for you to work at your own pace
- designed to fit your lifestyle, you can save and continue when convenient
- approximately 3 hours in length from start to finish
- provided with a certificate on completion
Attachment, Attunement and Brain Development
All humans come into the world with brains built for connection. We are wired to seek relationships. The way other people respond to us shapes the way our brains function and who we are.
The latest scientific research shows that providing children with experiences of emotional safety is the best way of ensuring secure attachment, self-regulation and stability in their lives and to the benefit of the whole of society.
These three interlinked courses (see below) will give you an introduction to the latest neuroscience and a better understanding of attachment theory, as well as helping you to see connection in action in everyday situations.
The connected baby series has been developed by Dr Suzanne Zeedyk who has spent the last 25 years conducting academic research into babies’ innate ability to communicate and connect with other people.
- Professionals working in the early years sector: nursery staff, childminders, early years teachers
- Professionals working with traumatised children: foster carers, social workers, health staff
- Those who make decisions about children in their early years: policy makers, legal professionals
- Parents and family members who want to know more about the children they love
Motorways In The Brain: The processes of neural development
- By the age of 3 years, many of the most important emotional pathways in our brain have already been laid down.
- This course considers the implications this process holds for a wide range of society’s challenges, from prisons to education to health. read more
Sabre Tooth Tigers & Teddy Bears: Understand attachment
- Babies are not able to handle emotions on their own.
- Adults are needed to help them become able to do this, through the process known as ‘attachment’.
Born to Connect: Our innate capacity for connection
- Humans are born already connected to other people and active participants in relationships.
- Once we know how to read a baby’s behaviour, we are better able to see that connection.
- Babies then become more fascinating and less frustrating.
To find out more from Virtual College, particularly group bookings, go to Virtual College’s Safeguarding Children website.