Ages and Stages Questionnaire - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • Department of Health

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About the Ages and Stages Questionnaires programme

ASQ-3™, ASQ:SE-2™ and the 2 year review

The three-part elearning module, ‘Ages & Stages Questionnaires® and the 2 year review’, is an interactive resource commissioned by NHS England in partnership with the Department of Health and other professional bodies.

The module was developed by the University of Hertfordshire and NHSE Tel elearning for healthcare and is designed to support health professionals using the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: A Parent-Completed Monitoring System, Third Edition, (ASQ-3™) and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) as part of the Healthy Child Programme (HCP) health and development review at age 2-2½.

More information

The Department of Health is developing a population measure to show child development at 2-2½ years, to be included in the public health outcomes framework from 2015. Data for the measure will be collected using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3™), which is a parent-completed tool.

Health visiting teams will therefore need to use ASQ-3™ as part of their HCP reviews at age 2-2½.

The elearning modules are designed to support health visitors or community nursery nurses using the ASQ-3™ and illustrate how the tool fits into the wider HCP review.

Incorporating video clips from real-life 2-2½ year reviews, the modules cover the practicalities of using the ASQ-3™ and the areas of child development included in the measure, as well as best practice on scoring questionnaires and communicating with parents about ASQ-3™.

The ASQ-3™ elearning modules are designed to be useful to all those involved in delivery of the HCP reviews at age 2-2½.

Open access sessions

Please note that if you access the content below, your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the elfh Hub.

  • ASQ-3™ and the 2 year child health and development review - Part 1

    In this session you will be learning about the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3™ (ASQ-3™) for use as part of the Child Health and Development Review. It will assist you to use and interpret the ASQ-3™ effectively so that parents and their children can benefit from the joint assessment that you will undertake with them.

  • ASQ-3™ and the 2 year child health and development review - Part 2

    In this session you will be learning about how to incorporate the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3™ (ASQ-3™) into the 2 year Child Health and Development Review.

  • ASQ:SE-2™ and the 2 year child health and development review – Part 3

    In this session you will be learning about using and interpreting the findings from the Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social Emotional, 2nd Edition (ASQ:SE-2™) which is being used as part of the Child Health and Development Review. The ASQ:SE-2™ focuses on children’s social and emotional development and this session covers working in partnership with parents together with using, scoring and interpreting the outcomes for parents.  It is designed to follow on from the two ASQ-3™ sessions.

Meet the team

  • Sue Hatton

    Sue Hatton

    Programme Director, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Health Education North Central and East London
  • Penny Crouzet

    Penny Crouzet

    Policy Lead, Outcomes and Indicators, Maternity and Starting Well, Department of Health.
  • Sally Kendall

    Professor Sally Kendall

    Associate Dean Research Director, Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care School of Health and Social Work,  University of Hertfordshire
  • Dr Avril Nash

    Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Primary & Community Care, University of Hertfordshire
  • Mark Millar

    Project Manager, NHS England elearning for healthcare
  • Sonali Gupta

    Sonali Gupta

    Learning Designer, NHS England elearning for healthcare
  • Nicola Taylor

    Nicola Taylor

    Operational Manager, Professional Lead for Health Visiting, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Penny Cox

    Penny Cox

    Specialist Community Public Health Nurse and Practice Teacher, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust 

How to access

In order to access the ASQ-3 programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the ASQ-3 programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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NHS healthcare staff in England

The ASQ-3 programme is also available to NHS healthcare staff via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). Accessing this elearning via ESR means that your completions will transfer with you throughout your NHS career.

Further details are available here.

Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the ASQ-3 programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

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