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NHC Diploma in

Teaching Young Learners

Key Details

Distance Learning

Hybrid Learning

Virtual Campus


Children go through key developmental stages as their minds take shape and as they begin their education journey. The Diploma in Teaching Young Learners aims to develop teachers’ knowledge and practical skills required to teach young learners effectively during these stages and to set children on course for their future schooling.


Be able to easily apply practical approaches and plans for young learner lessons within your classroom and prepare materials and ideas for specific activities. The course is based on teaching practice and lesson evaluation, and is overtly practical in content and approach.


This course is suitable for newly-qualified teachers who have zero or limited experience teaching young learners and for more experienced teachers who wish to update their skills and specialise in teaching children.


Course Information

Course Information

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to transfer and apply awareness of language and knowledge of the description of English from an adult learner context to a young learner context.

  • Develop an initial understanding of the contexts in which young learners acquire English, learners’ motivations and the roles of teachers and of learners.

  • Manage to transfer, adapt and apply the principles of effective teaching from an adult to a young learner context. 

  • Gain an initial awareness of appropriate resources and materials for use with young learners for teaching, for testing and for reference.


  • Child Development and the Critical Period

  • Child and Brain Development

  • Teaching Methodology

  • Lesson Planning

  • Classroom Management

  • Storytelling

  • Using Songs and Games

  • Teaching Phonics

  • Teaching reading to writing 

  • Teaching listening to speaking 

  • Evaluation and Assessment


Submission of assignments will result in achievement of the Diploma in Teaching Young Learners. This includes continuous assessment of practical ability as well as written assignments and quizzes.


Distance Learning

For the self-guided, busy individual who wants full control over their learning. With this mode you will be given 24/7 access to the Learning Management System where you will find all course information and resources, Then you can study and submit assignments at your own pace. You will still have access to a tutor should you have any questions.


Hybrid Learning

With this mode of learning, you will receive all the benefits of Distance Learning plus up to twelve hours of one-to-one support with an expert tutor who will guide you through the course. The schedule is flexible and will be determined between yourself and our admission team in the UK upon enrolment.

Virtual Campus

On the Virtual Campus, you’ll meet weekly with like-minded students from all over the world to engage in close-nit discussions of key subjects and discuss real workplace experiences. This is a great opportunity to network with other professionals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. You’ll still get all the benefits of a Distance Learning student.



Ideal applicants are qualified teachers who wish to teach young learners aged three to ten.


Career Prospects

This qualification prepares trainees to confidently work with and develop the minds of young learners in a variety of work settings.


Career paths include:


  • Kindergarten teacher

  • Primary school teacher

  • Nursery staff member

  • Young learner department head

  • Childminder 

  • Primary school assessment coordinator

Career Prospects

Why Choose
Notting Hill College

We are an accredited British institution that aims to provide a quality learning experience and opportunities to grow.

Receive a diploma from an accredited British institution meaning your achievements will be recognised globally.

Choose a mode of study that best suits your needs and learning style.

Choose your own flexible learning schedule.

Keep up to date with the latest trends in teaching young learners.

Save money with affordable payment plans.

Learn from expert teachers.

Access hours of additional resources to facilitate your learning process.

Access recordings of your live virtual sessions so you never miss a lesson.

Have a continuous authentication of your certificates with the Lifetime Verification Service.

Enjoy excellent support and communication services.

Join a network of thousands of global Notting Hill College graduates who have qualified from one of our courses.

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