Introduction to Fine Motor Skills Online Course

Introduction to Fine Motor Skills Online Course2020-05-04T16:49:07+01:00

Our introduction to fine motor skills course is designed to for teachers, EYFS practitioners and teaching support assistants.  At the end of the training you will understand the stages of fine motor skill development.  This includes how posture, and grasps, including pencil grasp, develops.  We include ideas to support children with handwriting challenges.  In addition, you will learn about different options for supporting children to develop their scissor skills.

Fine Motor Skills Training Course Key Information

  • 2 Hours Long

  • £24

  • Includes Completion Certificate

What’s included in the Fine Motor Skills Training Course?

Months’ access
Topics covered
Hours of learning

What will I learn about on the Fine Motor Skills Training Course?

  • Fine motor skill development

  • Postural control and how this affects fine motor skills

  • Grasp development – including pencil grasp

  • How to choose scissors for children who are struggling to cut

  • Tips for helping children with common handwriting difficulties

Who is the Fine Motor Skills Training Course for?

  • Teachers working with children who have fine motor skill delays.

  • Teaching assistants who want to learn more about fine motor skills to help their students.

  • Professionals looking for CPD

  • Early years practitioners

  • Parents who want to learn more about the how fine motor skills develop.

What does the Fine Motor Skills Training Course look like?

Here’s an example video from the training.  The training includes a mix of pictures, demonstrations and Kim presenting.  There are summary handouts to download to help with learning.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who presents the training and programmes?2020-02-19T11:39:43+00:00

The author, occupational therapist Kim Griffin, presents all the courses.  Courses include a mixture of Kim presenting, slides, handouts and some external material.  All material is available online.

What are the sections of the fine motor skills course?2020-02-19T11:33:38+00:00

There are five sections to the training, each containing multiple videos:

  1. Introductory concepts
  2. Pencil grasp
  3. Scissor skills
  4. In-hand manipulation
  5. Other tips



Does the fine motor skills course include activity suggestions?2020-02-19T11:32:46+00:00

No.  You can find these within the fine motor skills programme.  Please see this page for more information.  Schools can purchase the programme on an annual subscription. You can also purchase the programme on an individual level.  The programme includes relevant education content from this course.

Will I receive a CPD certification on completion of the fine motor skills training?2019-12-25T15:35:17+00:00

Yes.  You will receive a certification for your CPD folder on completion of all sections of the course, including the feedback questionnaire.  This can take 3-5 working days to issue as we currently create them manually.

How long do I have access to the fine motor skills course?2019-12-25T15:37:32+00:00

You have 6 months’ access to the course from the date of purchase.

Can schools request an invoice for payment?2020-02-19T11:28:44+00:00

Absolutely!  You can email us at [email protected] and we will organise this.  Please let us know which courses/programmes you would like an invoice for and for how many staff.

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