Are you passionate about working with children? Are you fascinated by the innermost workings of the human mind? Our acclaimed Child Psychology course offers prospective students essential grounding and insight into the practice of psychology, whilst working towards accreditation that is recognised and respected across the industry.
You may be surprised to learn that you don’t need experience or even qualifications to enrol on this popular course. In fact, all you need is a passion for this area of study combined with a willingness to learn and progress.
Spread over 4 diverse and enthralling units (as detailed on the ‘Modules’ tab, which you’ll find at the top), the Child Psychology course is an ideal choice for many people. From parents seeking to advance their communication skills and knowledge to professionals seeking a brand new career in a growing and rewarding industry, this could be the perfect course for you.
As a student, you’ll start by focussing on the various stages of a child’s development, the forming of attachments, the consequences of breaking those attachments (such as maternal deprivation) and the issues of social groups in nursery and school environments. You’ll also explore child language acquisition and development, and learn about child communication and other areas in detail.
These early units underpin the later focus on research methodology, learning theories and psychodynamics, issues surrounding behaviour management and even aggression.
All in all, this incredibly popular course is as stimulating as it is rewarding, and students will develop not only essential knowledge and insight; but also a set of highly sought-after transferable skills.
The highly popular Child Psychology course has no set entry requirements, and is designed to be as accessible as possible to prospective students. As long as you have a solid grasp of basic Mathematics and the English language, you are very welcome to apply. We will supply a detailed study guide to ensure your success with us, and your personal tutor will always be on hand to help you.
UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION
What is Child Psychology?
Psychology As a Science
Underlying Debates in Child Psychology – nature nurture and personality
UNIT 2: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE FAMILY
Child’s sense of self and personality
Privation, deprivation, institutionalisation
Parenting styles and effects on child development
UNIT 3: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Social interaction, learning and play
Gender development (social and cognitive theories)
Moral development (social and cognitive theories)
Pro- and anti-social behaviour
UNIT 4: COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
Development of sensory perception
Language development and acquisition
Upon successful completion of the Child Psychology course, you will receive a diploma from Cambridge Open College. In addition, you will be awarded a certificate that is endorsed by the respected Focus Awards. A full member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), Focus Awards only offer these certificates to leading courses that meet their high standards of quality.
Graduates of this course will be able to demonstrate awareness of different psychological approaches related to child development, along with an understanding of developmental psychology and different methodological approaches. These are all highly attractive to many prospective employers, and are the perfect grounding for transitioning into study at a higher level.
Whichever route you decide to take, we are committed to your long-term success. And, to help you, we will provide you with valuable tools and support, completely FREE of charge.
£35 deposit: remaining balance at the end of the month
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Reduced fee of £269
£269 - all inclusive
Pay by 3 monthly instalments of £269 (approx)
£89 deposit followed by £89 for the next two months
The college accepts payment using the following methods:
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It is simple and safe to enrol online. Select one of the payment terms above and you will be taken to a secure sever to enter your details.
Once the enrolment process has been completed you will receive your introductory pack and login details to access your course textbooks, your tutor profile and their contact details.
We look forward to welcoming you as a student of the college and feel sure you will enjoy studying with us.
Key points for this course:
This is a fully supported home study course supported by your own tutor
Your enrolment fee covers absolutely everything – there will be nothing more to pay after you have enrolled, there are no hidden fees
You have 12 months to complete your course
You may enrol at any time of the year
Access available within 24 hourse
Money Back Guarantee
If you are not happy with your course simply return it within 14 days and we will refund your fees in full.
All students enrolled on a course with Cambridge Open College receive access to our online student community (I Learn It Easy) where you can submit your work, contact your tutor, and interact with other students. We have prepared a short video below to highlight the benefits to you.
Are you great with kids? Do you connect with them? Have you always wanted to work with children, but didn’t know where to start? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Understanding Child Psychology is a fascinating and rewarding way to gain an insight into how children think, what motivates them (or doesn’t), and what “makes them tick”. It’s absolutely NOT only about loud noises and the fear of falling