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Advanced Diploma in Child Psychology QLS Level 5
Course at QLS Level 5
Endorsement Endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme
Study Method Online Learning
Course Duration 450 Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
Start Date Ongoing
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Discounted Fee: £ 640.00 £ 128
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Certificate Course in Child Psychology 

Explore the fascinating world of child psychology, with our most advanced Certificate Course in Child Psychology to date!  Learn how to transform your ambition and enthusiasm into a rewarding career for life, under the watch of your own personally-assigned tutor!  Study each key developmental period throughout childhood and adolescence, exploring concepts such as socialisation, attachment theory, moral development and more.  Discover how children build language and communication skills, connect with the world around them and form their own unique personalities for life.  Enjoy the freedom to study online at a pace that suits your lifestyle, for the opportunity to earn an endorsed Level 5 Diploma in Child Psychology!  With the team at Oxford Home Study Centre behind you, your future career in child psychology starts today! Start your child psychology classes online in just a few clicks!

Why Study Child Psychology?

Also referred to as child development, child psychology is the study of the psychological processes and development of babies, children and adolescents.  In order to support the strong and healthy development of children, it’s important to acknowledge how a child’s psychological processes differ from those of an adult.  From birth through their teenage years and beyond, children go through a series of equally important developmental stages.  Each bringing unique challenges from one child to the next.  Those who work in child psychology provide support and assistance to children and their families with every challenge they may face along the way.  To succeed in child psychology is to enjoy an incredibly rewarding, fulfilling and secure career for life.

This advanced Level 5 Child Psychology Course has been designed to mould and shape the childcare professionals of the future.  Study each important aspect of child psychology and childhood development over the following 12 modules:

Unit 1. Child Psychology: An Overview

The course begins with a detailed overview of child psychology as both a profession and a more general concept.  Candidates explore the objectives and challenges associated with child psychology, the developmental stages a child goes through and the role the child psychologist plays in nurturing a child’s strong and healthy development.

Unit 2. Overview of Attachment in Childhood (I)

A detailed exploration of attachment theory begins in module two, which presents a fascinating introduction to Bowlby’s Attachment Theory.  Candidates learn how and why children form attachments with those around them, while discussing related topics such as maternal deprivation hypothesis and an overview of evolutional theory.

Unit 3. Overview of Attachment in Childhood (II)

Attachment theory is further explored in module three, which examinesSpitz’ Studies of Children in Institutions and Harlow’s Studies of Monkeys.  Candidates build a more detailed understanding of how and why babies and children form attachments throughout their development.

Unit 4. Effects of Separation and Loss on Attachment

Module four then turns attention to the potential issues and challenges associated with attachment breakdowns.  Examples of which include separation and bereavement, along with how children in foster care may face greater challenges than those raised by their biological parents.

Unit 5. Factors that Influence Development

Course module five brings a series of factors known to affect a child’s development into discussion.  A number of pressures that can impact both the cognitive and social development of children are examined, along with the extent to which such factors can be controlled or otherwise by parents and caregivers.

Unit 6. Social and Emotional Development

Candidates are then provided with a fascinating overview of social and emotional development in children.  Learners study the process of socialisation, factors that can positively and negatively influence a child’s social development and the potential consequences associated with slow or stunted emotional development in children.

Unit 7. Understanding the Personality Development of Children

In chapter seven, learners discover how and why children develop their own unique personalities as they progress towards adolescence and adulthood.  Personality manifestation and character development are examined, along with the various factors and influences in a child’s life that can affect their developing personalities.

Unit 8. Stages of Language Development

A series of language and communication developmental theories are discussed in module eight, which studies the evolution of communication in children and examines lexical development theory.  Candidates also study several common language and communication difficulties, along with their causes, effects and how they can be treated.

Unit 9. Understanding Moral Development

The development of a personal moral and ethical code is discussed in chapter nine, which details the various moral growth stages children go through (Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development).  The value of a strong sense of moral reasoning is also discussed, along with several common challenges associated with moral and ethical development.

Unit 10. Problems in Infancy

Course module ten examines some of the most common developmental problems experienced during infancy.  Candidates study issues such as night terrors, sleepwalking and nightmares in general, along with the role parents and qualified professionals play in the detection and treatment of such problems.

Unit 11. Problems in Childhood

The penultimate module brings childhood developmental issues into discussion, explaining why many children become unusually aggressive towards other people and creatures in general.  Social information processing theory is examined, along with conduct disorder theory and more.

Unit 12. Problems in Adolescence

Bringing the course to a close, module 12 examines some of the most common issues encountered during adolescents.  Examples of which include the causes and effects of common eating disorders, the risk of drug abuse in adolescence and how the input of parents and child psychologists can help.

Paying in Instalments: £640(interest FREE Instalments)

Deposit: £160

No of Instalments: 12

Each Instalment: £40

Pay in Full: (£100 Discount) £540

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

An endorsed Level 5 Diploma in Child Psychology could lead to enhanced career prospects in almost any aspect of childcare.  Work towards becoming a qualified child psychologist, or perhaps consider a position as a school therapist, adolescent counsellor, paediatric therapist or behavioural coach.  Join an established organisation, or start your own business and become your own boss.  In accordance with location and experience, typical salaries in child psychology range from £20,000 to £50,000 for the most experienced professionals. 

Who Should Take This Course?

Here at Oxford Home Study Centre, our complete course catalogue is open to ambitious candidates worldwide. This advanced Level 5 Diploma in Child Psychology is the ideal course for:

  • Existing childcare workers in all capacities
  • Anyone interested in becoming a child psychologist
  • Candidates interested in general childcare roles
  • Teachers, nurses, healthcare workers, social workers
  • Parents looking to better-understand their children
  • Jobseekers looking to enhance their employment prospects

With an endorsed Level 5 Diploma in Child Psychology on your CV, the future could be yours for the taking!  Enrol today, or contact the team at Oxford Home Study Centre for more information!

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