|Course Level||Level 3|
|Awarding Body||ABC AWARDS|
|Study Method||Distance Learning|
|Course Duration||200 Recommended Study Hours|
|Entry Requirements||No Entry Requirements|
The role of the child psychologist is one that has the potential to make a real and lasting difference to the progress and development of children of all ages. Generally associated primarily with developmental problems, the child psychologist also continually studies and analyses the behaviour of children, in order to better-understand both positive and negative developmental influences. Ultimately, professional-level competency in child psychology can open up an array of fulfilling, rewarding and incredibly dynamic career prospects.
This child psychology distance learning, course has been designed for newcomers with an interest in joining this remarkable industry, though with no existing experience or relevant qualifications. Over the course of seven in-depth modules, candidates are gradually guided through the most important core concepts of contemporary child psychology, along with the various responsibilities of the child psychologist and the various disciplines the working professional must master.
Course content on this child development certificate online, begins with a broad overview of the child psychology profession as it exists today, before exploring a series of essential childhood developmental/evolutionary theories and the concept of attachment. Candidates also study the fundamentals of language and speech development, along with a variety of common childhood developmental issues/challenges and an exploration of moral development.
Child psychology online course, is delivered over seven in-depth modules:
Module 1 – Introduction to Child Psychology
The introductory course unit begins by providing candidates with a general introduction to the concept of contemporary child psychology, including an overview of key developmental stages/areas and why it is child psychology in general must be studied, analysed and revised regularly. The importance of child psychology in general is outlined and explored.
Module 2 – The Formation of Attachments
In the second course module, candidates begin to explore the formation of attachments and a series of associated theoretical teachings – including analysis ofBowlby's Attachment Theory. Evolutionary theory is also introduced and discussed, along with the importance and effects of attachments during childhood.
Module 3 – Consequences of Attachment Breakdowns
The following course module focuses more specifically on attachment breakdowns and the respective effects/consequences on children of various ages. Along with an introduction to several different parenting styles, candidates are introduced to the basics of cognitive development in children.
Module 4 – Personality Development
Course content in Module 4 provides candidates with an overview of the most important stages of personality development in children, outlining how, when and why children develop unique characters. Along with an exploration ofthe theory of Erikson, candidates also discuss the development of self-awareness.
Module 5 – Social Development
Social development and socialisation in general enter the conversation in Module 5, which guides candidates through a series of developmental influences and factors that can positively or negatively affect the development of social skills. Course content also introduces a number of guidelines for evaluating development in accordance with age.
Module 6 – Development of Language
An introduction to the development of language and essential speech skills in children follows in Module 6, which focuses on communication evolution, lexical development, linguistic processes and the importance/influence of competent language and speech skills throughout childhood. Candidates also explore a series of additional age/development guidelines.
Module 7 – Moral Development
Bringing the course to a conclusion, Module 7 brings moral development into discussion and provides candidates with an in-depth overview of the most important key moral growth stages in childhood. Candidates explore Freud's Theory of Psychosexual Development, along with a series of additional contemporary child development theories.
£75 Discount) £310
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OHSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OHSC to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.