- Course Code: UKFEC16CPD
- Location: Online
- Duration: 12 hours
- Cost: £299.00
- Qualification: Level 3 Child Psychology Certification
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Certification in Child Psychology
If you work with or aspire to work with children, then having a basic understanding of what drives them is important, especially if you’re an educator. This fascinating course will help you better understand the field of child psychology and teach you everything you’ll need to know, in order to improve your understanding of this exciting area of study.
Through 22 easy-to-follow modules, your enrolled team members will quickly be able to grasp the finer points of the key theories of this field. This online course will help them to understand how the mind changes from infancy to childhood, through adolescence and all the way through the teenage years into early adulthood.
What’s Covered in the Course?
If you or a team member choose to study this course, you can expect to cover the following:
- An introduction to the theories of prominent child psychologists and an understanding of how they were developed;
- The importance of Piaget’s theory of cognitive development;
- The psychological development of a child from infancy through to the teen years;
- The physical development from birth through to young adulthood will be studied
- The most important influences, including culture, in a child’s social development;
- The idea of emotional development and how a child evolves emotionally through adolescence;
- The importance that relationships play throughout childhood and how security, support and love are related;
- Self-esteem throughout childhood - when it’s considered healthy, when it can be unhealthy and how to build healthy self-esteem in toddlers;
- How to identify and deal with behavioural problems and what bad behaviour and conduct disorder is;
- An introduction to educational psychology, the study of psychology as it relates to education;
- Psychological methods for overcoming learning disabilities;
- How nutrition can impact a child’s psychological development, and why a healthy diet is so important;
- An explanation of how an individual changes physically, emotionally, behaviourally and cognitively, as they develop into adulthood.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
There are a range of benefits that any team members will gain, after completing this course. These include:
- Gaining valuable knowledge that can help to advance your career in psychology;
- The ability to study at the time and from the place that works best for you;
- Online support and access to the course materials 24/7;
- You can download the course materials onto virtually any device;
- Gaining an accredited certification for having successfully completed the course.
- To understand what you will learn in this course
- To learn the definition of child psychology
- To learn about the theories of child psychologists
- To understand the importance of recognising abnormal behaviour
- To learn that different theories are used in child development research
- To understand how each theory developed
- To learn about the similarities and differences between important theories
- To begin to understand which theories govern modern practices in child development
- To learn about the first cognitive development theories
- To understand Piaget's theory of cognitive development
- To understand the Information-Processing theory
- To learn about cognitive development in different life stages
- To learn more about Piaget's sensorimotor stage
- To learn about the sub-stages of the sensorimotor stage
- To understand the concept of object permanence
- To learn more about adaptation and equilibrium
- To learn about the cognitive abilities of toddlers and preschoolers
- To understand Piaget's Theory as it applies to toddlers and preschoolers
- To learn about the preoperational stage of cognitive development
- To learn about toddlers, preschoolers, and memory
- To learn how children in the middle years think
- To learn about Piaget's concrete operational stage
- To learn about how children's thinking changes during the concrete operational stage
- To learn about intelligence and testing intelligence
- To learn about how cognitive development occurs in the teenage years
- To understand how adults can support cognitive development
- To understand how cognitive development changes from early to late adolescence
- To learn what Piaget theorised about cognitive development
- To learn more about how genetics and environment work together in development
- To learn about genes, chromosomes, and DNA
- To understand how the environment might affect genetics
- To learn about genetic abnormalities and their effect on development
- To learn about the history of the debate between nature and nurture
- To learn about some of the science supporting the nature side
- To learn about some of the science supporting the nurture side
- To understand that there are discrepancies in both arguments
- To learn about physical development from birth to two years old
- To understand the physical changes that occur from two to six years old
- To learn about what physical changes occur between the ages of seven to 11 years old
- To understand physical growth from the ages of 12 to 19
- To learn about the major influences on a child's social development
- To understand when children begin to understand themselves
- To learn how culture can affect a child's social development
- To understand how social value and social development is related
- To learn the definition of emotional development
- To learn about the emotional development of a school-aged child
- To learn about the emotional development during adolescence
- To learn about regulating emotions
- To learn about brain development and intelligence
- To learn how to enhance intellectual development
- To learn about various childhood intelligence concepts
- To understand the intellectual development of children in middle childhood
- To learn about the importance of a child's early relationships
- To understand who the child has their first relationships with
- To learn about attachment theory
- To understand the relationship between love and support and security
- To learn about the impact of separation and loss on child development in general
- To learn about the impact of these things on child development at different ages
- To understand how these effects change depending on the age of the child
- To understand how to minimise these effects
- To learn about the language milestones from birth through 12 months
- To learn about the language milestones from age one to two
- To learn about the language milestones from age three to four
- To learn about the language milestones from age four to five
- To learn what self-esteem and confidence is
- To understand the signs of healthy and unhealthy self-esteem
- To learn about methods that improve self-esteem and confidence in children
- To learn about building self-esteem in toddlers
- To learn about the signs of behavioural problems
- To understand bad behaviour and conduct disorder
- To learn about the long-term effects of behavioural problems and conduct disorder
- To understand the diagnosis of conduct disorder and behaviour issues
- To learn the difference between sex and gender
- To understand how gender identity develops
- To learn how children generally express their gender
- To understand the concept of non-conforming to gender or being transgender
- To learn about the branch of the psychology field called educational psychology
- To understand the history of educational psychology
- To learn about different perspectives of educational philosophy
- To learn about how educational psychology approaches learning difficulties
- To learn about the research that supports health and nutrition in childhood development
- To learn about what nutrition is
- To learn why proper nutrition is important
- To learn about the negative and positive effects of nutrition
- To understand physical development into adulthood
- To understand how cognitive changes develop into adulthood
- To learn about the emotional development into adulthood
- To understand about behavioural development as an adult
I am 100% satisfied with the course I did
I have always been a bit sceptical about the idea of doing courses online but now I am a working mum of two and that was a chance to broaden my knowledge in the time and place I chose. I am 100% satisfied with the course I did – Level 3 Child Psychology.
The course was professionally prepared, packed with academic content but put in an approachable, friendly way. Worksheets were attached for better understanding of the harder units. The support was guaranteed as well.
I would highly recommend New Skills Academy. I have had a very positive experience. Thanks!
Dorota Kossobudzka – Desford
I’d rate it as 10/10
An enjoyable and informative course, with clear, digestible amounts of information. The worksheets help with understanding and remembering everything, and the whole course is well presented and easy to follow.
Being an online course it allowed me to work at my own pace, and with simple instructions to navigate through the modules, back tracking and repeating ones if I felt I needed too. I was also able to download and print off documents of information for my own files, so if I need to refer back to them I can.
I’d rate it as 10/10, and am looking at the next Level already!
Natasha Davy – Norwich
The Support Team’s responses were lightning fast
This was the first online course I’ve funded myself and I was apprehensive as you don’t really know what you’re going to get!
However, I’m happy to report that this course has given me a really good grounding in Child Psychology and has whet my appetite to pursue some of the content in more detail under my own steam.
When I had questions, the Support Team’s responses were lightning fast and reassuring and for the fee paid and the experience I’ve had this has been great value for money and a firm foundation on which to build in the future.
Thank you New Skills Academy!
Tom Shires – Heckmondwike
How online learning can benefit you..
Who can take the Child Psychology Certification Level 3 course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 22 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 22 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 22 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Child Psychology Certification Level 3 course?We estimate that the course will take about 12 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.
Can I apply for an NUS card?Yes. All New Skills Academy students can apply for an NUS card. Details of how to do so will be available in your account once your order has been processed.