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Child Psychology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

The Child Psychology Diploma Course will vastly improve your understanding of the unique and complex minds of children and the effect external and internal influences have on their development. By studying this course, you will gain knowledge that can help you to raise well-balanced, productive individuals as well as discover some universal insights into human nature.

This course on the psychological development of children looks at the development of very young children. It deals with topics such as the development of perception, knowledge, skills and relationships. The way in which biological, social and cultural influences interact in a child’s development is a central theme, examined from different points of view in modern psychological research and theory.

This distance learning Child Psychology Course is divided into two distinct parts, and the diploma covers some of the major concepts in the field. The first part deals with the physical, social and behavioural development of the child and the influence that family, friends and their environment have in their overall development. The second part deals with understanding the child as an individual. In this you shall study various aspects such as moral development, development of gender roles, aggression in children, behavioural modification, and more.

Child Psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children. Understanding how children develop can aid in the understanding of how to raise well-balanced, productive individuals as well as provide some universal insights into human nature.

Jean Piaget, a Swiss developmental psychologist and philosopher known for his epistemological studies with children, suggested that children actually think differently than adults. Before Piaget’s work, the common assumption in psychology was that children are merely less competent thinkers than adults. According to Piaget, children are born with a very basic mental structure (genetically inherited and evolved) on which all subsequent learning and knowledge is based. Today, psychologists recognise that child psychology is unique and complex, but many differ in terms of the unique perspective they take when approaching development.

Child Psychology Diploma Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Part 1: The First Year of Life
  • Part 2: Infant Reflexes
  • Part 3: Social Development in the First Year
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Formation of Attachments
  • Part 2: Animal Studies in Child Development
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Consequences of Breakdown in Attachments
  • Part 2: Implications of Theories of Attachment and Maternal Deprivation
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Home, Family and School
  • Part 2: Study of Effects of Maternal Employment on Children
  • Part 3: Families with Absent Fathers
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Basic Principles of Research Methods
  • Part 2: Variables, Sampling and Design of Investigations
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Nature/Nurture Debate
  • Part 2: Bower - Size Constancy
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Development of Language and Communication
  • Part 2: Outline of Language Development
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Intelligence and Intelligence Testing
  • Part 2: Tests of Intelligence
  • Part 3: Advantages and Disadvantages of IQ Testing
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Nature/Nurture Debate in the Study of Intelligence
  • Part 2: The Stability of IQ
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Data Collection and Interpretation
  • Part 2: A Mean Way With Figures
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: How Children Think
  • Part 2: Studies on Egocentrism
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: Learning Theory
  • Part 2: Learning and Conditioning
  • Module 12 Assessment
  • Part 1: Freud's Psychodynamic Theory
  • Part 2: The Five Stage Theory
  • Module 13 Assessment
  • Part 1: Moral Development
  • Part 2: Investigation of Moral Behaviour
  • Module 14 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Development of Gender Roles
  • Part 2: Biological, Social and Cultural Theories
  • Module 15 Assessment
  • Part 1: Aggression in Children
  • Part 2: Psychological Theories and Aggression
  • Module 16 Assessment
  • Part 1: Methods Used in Child Development Research
  • Part 2: Designs for Examining Development
  • Module 17 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Power of Play
  • Part 2: The Consequences of Play Deprivation
  • Module 18 Assessment
  • Part 1: Learning in School
  • Part 2: Types of Learning
  • Module 19 Assessment
  • Part 1: Behaviour Modification
  • Part 2: Behaviour Modification Techniques
  • Module 20 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Anyone who is involved with children on a day-to-day basis will benefit from following this course, whether that is as a parent, educator, counsellor or carer. Those looking to pursue a career in child psychology will find this to be an excellent introduction to the subject – giving you both a solid foundation of knowledge on which to build and the confidence to commit to further study.

Child Psychology Diploma Course

The Child Psychology Diploma Course will take you up to 200 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 200 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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Child Psychology Diploma Course
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