Early Years and Child Psychology QLS Level 3
Develop your knowledge of the essential topics in child development and child psychology in an early years environment with this Early Years and Child Psychology QLS Level 3 course!
- This course is a great addition to your CV which will help you to begin your career in early years child care.
- Study relevant topics that will provide you with the knowledge to work effectively in a child care environment, including the early years foundation stage.
- Learn the essentials of child psychology to support you in your child care role.
- Study this bundle course at your own pace from home.
This Early Years and Child Psychology Level 3 course is a knowledge-based course that will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of how to care for, support, and develop children in an early years child care setting and a foundation of knowledge in child psychology to support your work. It is ideal for anyone working in an early years child care setting who wishes to expand their knowledge, or someone considering a career in child care.
During the early years section of this bundle course, you will learn how to develop positive relationships with a child, how to support a child’s learning and development, and how you can safeguard children within your role.
The child psychology section of your course will cover topics such as how children develop attachment and form relationships, the way in which their memory works to support their learning; and their emotional, social, and moral development.
Up to two years.
You will receive a certificate of achievement in Early Years Level 3 from TQUK, and a certificate of achievement in Child Psychology QLS Level 3 from the Quality License Scheme.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
- How can we define childhood?
- Historical perspectives of childhood
- Emergence of psychology
- Psychoanalytical perspective
- Classical conditioning
- Changing behaviour
- The cognitive, physiological, scientific, humanistic and evolutionary approaches to psychology
- Research methods in psychology
- Child psychology tools
- Nature/nurture debate
- Bowlby's theory
- Innate programming
- Different types of attachment
- Disruption of attachment
- The child's first relationship
- Understanding language
- Cognitive structure and input
- Plurals, syntax and grammar
- The relevance of language to child psychology
- Vision and cognitive development
- Hearing and cognitive development
- Social learning theory
- Cognitive priming
- Kohlberg's perspective
- Eisenberg's perspective
- Emotion and morality
- Temperament and emotional development
- Memory and memory processes
- Short- and long-term memory
- Models of memory
- Prenatal memory and learning
- From memory to mental activity
- The organisation of children's minds
- How children view others in their world
- How does all this relate to child psychology?
- Having a sense of gender
- A child's development
- Factors affecting development
- Meeting the individual child's needs
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Promoting children's physical and emotional wellbeing
- The Children Act 1989
- Respectful relationships
- Communication needs
- Relationships within early years settings
- Children's friendships
- The key worker
- Effective communication with children
- Partnerships with parents
- Effective communication with parents
- Multi-agency working
- Organising the environment
- Laws and legislation
- Heating, lighting and ventilation
- Safety equipment
- Risk assessment
- The indoor environment
- The outdoor environment
- The wider environment
- The common assessment framework
- Areas of development
- The characteristics of effective learning
- Playing and exploring
- Active learning
- The prime areas of learning
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Physical development
- The specific areas of learning
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
- Planning to meet children's development needs
- Methods of observation
- Factors to consider when observing children
- Statutory assessment
- The early years foundation stage profile
- Long-term planning
- Medium-term planning
- Short-term planning
- Child protection
- Spotting signs of abuse
- Responding to concerns
- RIDDOR 1995
- Providing a nutritionally balanced diet
- Food safety and hygiene
- Behaviour management
- The layout of the environment
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for anyone considering a career in early years child care who wishes to demonstrate their knowledge.
This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination or practical work is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.
You may start at any time and have two full years to complete your studies. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.
This bundle course will be studied entirely via distance learning, meaning you will complete your learning either from home or a place that suits you. Full tutor support will be available via email, so if you have any questions or need some guidance, your tutor will be here to help. Your course materials will include a series of self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked questions to allow both yourself and your tutor to monitor your progress.
The study method you choose depends on your personal learning style. Your options are:
- Study pack: if you choose the study pack option, you will be sent a set of printed course materials.
- Study online: if you choose this option, you will be sent your login details to our online portal through which you will access your course materials digitally. You can access your course via a desktop/laptop computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Once you have successfully completed this course, you will receive two certificates of achievement. You will receive a certificate of achievement in Child Psychology QLS Level 3 from the Quality License Scheme, as well as a learner unit summary which will list the components you have completed as part of your course. You will also receive an Early Years Level 3 certificate of achievement from Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).
The Quality License Scheme
The child psychology section of this course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality course materials. The course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme who endorse high-quality, non-regulated provisions 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.
The child psychology section of this course has been benchmarked at level three against level descriptors published by Ofqual to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.
The Quality License Scheme’s endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
The early years section of this course has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learner or employer requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK, meaning Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses they offer are to a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.
The course depth and study has been benchmarked at level three against level descriptors published by Ofqual.
If after completing this course, you decide to pursue a career in child care and wish to become a qualified nursery nurse, we recommend studying our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) course.
You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol on this course.
You may start at any time and have two full years to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
- Dedicated personal tutor support with unlimited email access.
- Dedicated learner services from our learner services team.
- Course materials with learning activities.
- Assignment marking and feedback from your personal tutor.
- A free CV critique service and employability guide if you’re focusing on career advancement.
- A free XO Student Discounts membership to save you money on your favourite brands.
- A study pack including a pen, study planner, and notebook*.
* Not included with the online study option
No, everything you need is included in the cost of your course.
You will complete your assignments from home and send your work to your tutor for them to mark. They will return the assignment to you once they have marked it with detailed feedback and pointers for your next assignment.
It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.
That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.