Introduction to Fine Motor Skills Online Course

Introduction to Fine Motor Skills Online Course2021-04-09T16:13:48+01:00

Fine Motor Skills Training Course Key Information

  • 2 hours long

  • £24

  • Includes Completion Certificate

Understand fine motor skills so you can know how to help your students

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.

It is now included in our Supporting Pencil Grasp Development (£24)  and Supporting Scissor Skill Development (£24) programmes.  You may wish to purchase these as they offer more value than purchasing the introduction alone.

If you are purchasing for a school, then we recommended you consider our Fine Motor Skills for Schools packages.  These offer access to all of our fine motor content, including the introduction.

Who will the training help?

  • SENCOs wanting to understand more about the foundations of fine motor skill develop

  • Teachers wanting to understand how to help students to improve their pencil and scissor skills

  • Teaching assistants who support children with fine motor skill delays

  • Early years practitioners looking to broaden their understanding of fine motor skill development

What’s included in the training?

  • 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

  • 6 months’ access to the content

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 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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