Child Psychology Course

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Child Psychology

Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Child Psychology to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be awarded the Level 3 ABC externally validated Certificate*

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Child Psychology is a fascinating and rewarding subject, enabling us to become better parents or childcare professionals, perhaps making a real difference to children’s lives. This course examines the social and emotional development of babies and young children, and the skills they learn which prepare them for adulthood.  It also introduces influential child psychologists and examines their theories.

Syllabus

  • Lesson One
    • Introduction
      • The new-born Baby
      • Experiment
      • Unconditional Love
      • Stimulation
      • Rest/Sleep Times
      • The Nature/Nurture Debate
      • Gender
      • Instinct
      • Reflexes
      • Summary
  • Lesson Two
    • Relationships
      • Bonding
      • Social and Emotional Needs
      • How Attachments are Made
      • Attachment Theory
      • Separation
      • Experiment
      • Helping Children to Develop Relationships
      • Friends
      • Experiment
      • Summary
  • Lesson Three
    • Confidence
      • What is Confidence?
      • Inner Confidence
      • Outer Confidence
      • Recipe for Confident Children
      • Rewards
      • Role Model
      • How to Build Self-esteem
      • Feelings
      • Summary
  • Lesson Four                           
    • Social and Emotional Development
      • Stages and Sequences of Social and Emotional Development
      • Psychoanalytical Theories
      • Sigmund Freud
      • Erik Erikson
      • Factors Affecting Social and Emotional Development
      • Self-concept
      • Self-esteem
      • Positive Identity
      • Separation
      • Bereavement
      • Grieving Process
      • Divorce
      • Experiment
      • Summary
  • Lesson Five
    • Play
      • What Children Learn through Play
      • Stages of Social Play
      • Experiment
      • Different Types of Play
      • Summary
  • Lesson Six
    • Behaviour
      • Social Learning Theory
      • Behaviourist Theory
      • Self-fulfilling Prophecy
      • Experiment
      • Factors Affecting Behaviour
      • Goals and Boundaries
      • Managing Behaviour
      • Strategies for Dealing with Behaviour
      • Influence of Peers
      • Professionals
      • Cultural Differences
      • Summary
  • Lesson Seven
    • Language and Development
      • Language Development
      • Stages and Sequences
      • Language Delay
      • Types of Language
      • Role of the Adult in Promoting Children’s Language
      • Cognitive Development
      • Types
      • Theories
      • Factors Affecting Cognitive Development
      • Summary
  • Lesson Eight
    • Personality
      • Who am I?
      • Personality Types
      • Type ‘A’ Personality
      • Eysenck’s Theory of Personality
      • Psychodynamic Theory
      • Behaviourist Theory
      • Social learning Theory
      • Personality Profile
      • Nature/Nurture Debate
      • Do we Need Personality Theories?
      • Authoritarian Personalities
      • Summary
  • Lesson Nine
    • The Sense
      • Touch
      • Taste
      • Sight
      • Hearing
      • Smell
      • Sensory Development
      • Sensory Problems
      • Intellectual/Cognitive Development
      • Piaget’s Stages
      • Criticisms of Piaget
      • Summary
  • Lesson Ten
    • Psychologists
      • Sigmund Freud
      • John Bowlby
      • Erik Erikson
      • Albert Bandura
      • Jean Piaget
      • Review
      • Glossary of Terms

No practical training is required to complete this course.

Enrol on this course from £70 £50

There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:

  • Pay with a deposit of £70 £50, followed by 11 monthly instalments of £25
  • OR
  • Pay the total course fee in one sum of £345 £325 and also receive a special Gift from our selection – free. Please click here to view the gifts

To enrol by phone, please call our friendly course advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271.

*ABC registration is essential with this course at any time during the studies. Registration fee of £20 applies. Full details on request.

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