This module aims to introduce learners to human development and behaviour from infancy to old age.
The module is designed for learners who intend to work in a variety of community/social care settings where frequent demand is made on the individual to relate to people at various levels of personal development and to understand the concepts of mental age and chronological age in order to be able to relate to people at a level appropriate to their needs.
The module is also aimed at learners who wish to complete the Early Childhood Care & Education Levels 5 Major Award (5M2009), Advanced Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6 Major Award (6M2007) or our new Healthcare Support Major award (5M4339). This Human Growth Certificate is one of the elective modules for these Major awards.
Learners who successfully complete this course will:
This distance learning, FETAC accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.
Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration. The course documentation for this FETAC certified course is detailed and easy to read. If students require extra time to complete the course they can apply for an extension. Assignments may be emailed or posted to the College whichever is more convenient.
Unit 1: Psychology and Childhood Development
Following this unit the learner will gain understanding of:
Unit 2: Psychology and Adolescence
Unit 3: Psychology and Adulthood
Following this unit the learner will gain knowledge of:
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:
Students are assessed over the duration of this module as follows:
Assignments (2) 60%
Examination (Theory-Based) 40%
Assignments (2): The internal assessor will devise two briefs that require candidates to produce evidence that demonstrates an understanding and application of a range of specific learning outcomes.
Each assignment will contain sufficient information to provide a natural and realistic description of a client’s situation and needs. The candidate will deliver a response that demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to contribute to meeting the needs of the particular client.
The candidate will identify needs (at least two) which are being met in each situation and explain why this is the case. They will also identify needs that are not being met. The candidate will detail the interpersonal skills required to meet each client’s and will suggest a course of action appropriate to the given situation.
Examination: The internal assessor will devise a theory-based examination that assesses the candidate’s ability to recall and apply theory and understanding, requiring responses to a range of structured questions.
The examination will be based on a range of specific learning outcomes from all units of the module and will be 2 hours in duration.
The format of the examination will be as follows: 5 structured questions
Candidates are required to answer 4 (20 marks each).
Pass 50 – 64%
Merit 65 – 79%
Distinction 80 – 100%
Progression to further Studies:
This Human Growth and Development – 5N1279 (QQI Level 5) course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.
Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.