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Early Years and Child Psychology Level 3

Course Code: OSC1105
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Discover an insight into the fascinating areas of early years and child psychology, from home!

This course will enable you to:

  • Gain extensive knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Deepen your understanding of children's development
  • Demonstrate your commitment to child care sector to potential employers
  • Understand the latest guidance on children's development, health, safety and welfare
  • Develop knowledge into the most fascinating areas of psychology
  • Gain an insight into the minds, development and behaviour of children, from babies to pre-school age and beyond
  • Benefit from the real-life applications of child psychology in a wide range of careers and parenthood

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  •  Early Years

     Level 3:

     

    Unit 1: A Unique Child
    • A child's development
    • Factors affecting development
    • Meeting the individual child's needs
    • Differentiation
    • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
    • Promoting children's physical and emotional wellbeing
    • The Children Act 1989
    Unit 2: Developing Positive Relationships
    • 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
    • Confidentiality
    Unit 3: Providing an Enabling Environment
    • Organising the environment
    • Laws and legislation
    • Security
    • Heating, Lighting and Ventilation
    • Safety Equipment
    • Risk Assessment
    • The indoor environment
    • The outdoor environment
    • The wider environment
    • The Common Assessment Framework
    Unit 4: Supporting Children's Learning and Development
    • 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
    Unit 5: Effective Planning, Observation and Assessment
    • Observation
    • 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
    Unit 6: Safeguarding the Welfare of the Child
    • 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
  •  Child Psychology

     Level 3:

     

    Unit 1: Defining Child Psychology
    • How can we define childhood?
    • Historical perspectives of childhood
    • Emergence of psychology
    • Psychoanalytical perspective
    • Behaviourism
    • Classical conditioning
    • Changing behaviour
    • The cognitive, physiological, scientific, humanistic and evolutionary approaches to psychology
    • Research methods in psychology
    • Child psychology tools
    Unit 2: Forming Relationships in Childhood
    • Attachment
    • Nature/nurture debate
    • Bowlby's theory
    • Innate programming
    • Different types of attachment
    • Disruption of attachment
    • The child’s first relationship
    Unit 3: Perception, Cognition and Language
    • Understanding language
    • Cognitive structure and input
    • Plurals, syntax and grammar
    • The relevance of language to child psychology
    • Cognition
    • Vision and cognitive development
    • Hearing and cognitive development
    • Perception
    • Piaget
    • Socialisation
    Unit 4: Emotional, Social and Moral Development
    • Social learning theory
    • Cognitive priming
    • Kohlberg's perspective
    • Eisenberg's perspective
    • Emotion and morality
    • Temperament and emotional development
    Unit 5: Children's Minds
    • 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?
    Unit 6: Moving Towards Adulthood
    • Adolescence
    • Development
    • Having a sense of gender
    • Change

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

  • Study Method

    This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive a course pack containing all study materials or online materials, as well as full tutor support by email. So help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificates of Achievement in Child Psychology Level 3 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The courses' depth and study have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

    You will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualification UK (TQUK) in Early Years Level 3.

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.  

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your two Certificates in Early Years Level 3 and Child Psychology Level 3

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    I only started this course back in February but I am loving it. The course is easy to understand and the tutor is very helpful and always responds quickly to emails to help you out. Am getting along very well so far on the first part of this course

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