Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning

Our Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning Course explores Playing and Exploring, Active Learning and Creating and Thinking Critically in detail, to help early years practitioners fully understand their importance and benefit when observing, assessing and planning. 

Individual Course
£15.00 + VAT

The Training

By the end of this course, learners should:

  • be familiar with the three Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning
  • understand the importance and benefits of knowing how children learn
  • understand how the characteristics interlink with the unique child, positive relationships and enabling environments
  • understand how to observe, assess and plan effectively for the three characteristics

Final Test

Once you have completed the online training, you will be able to take the final test.

  • There are 10 questions.
  • The pass rate is 80%.
  • You can take the test as many times as you need.

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The entire course and test should take approximately 45 minutes. You can claim 1 CPD hour towards your professional development. 

This course is certificated on completion. The length of time you take is entirely dependent on how quickly you can study and absorb the information. Remember, it’s important to learn the content and not to rush through the course. Please do take notes during these courses. 


This course has been accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to the universally accepted Continuous Professional Development Guidelines. On successful completion, you can download or print your certificates from the learner management system.