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Child Psychology Level 3

Course Code: ABC506
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Gain an insight into child psychology, from home!

  • Join one of the most fascinating areas of psychology, which is important for knowledge of social development, child care and education.
  • 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

  • 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 childs 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
    • Socialization
  • 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
    Module 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

    The Child Psychology course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement 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 course depth and study has 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.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

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!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "Enjoying every bit"

    - Kafilat Babalola, Romford

    Very interesting, but very challenging. Enjoying every bit. Taking my time because I'm looking after my family, at the same time as studying. Thanks!

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