The aim of this QQI Child Psychology Level 6 course is to provide the learner with the necessary theoretical knowledge relating to child psychology, as well as an understanding of how that theoretical knowledge is relevant in applied contexts as reflected, for example, in best educational practice being tied to the cognitive level of the child. Thus, until a requisite developmental level has been achieved, certain educational goals, such as basic mathematics, may not be obtainable.
Furthermore, the child’s social and emotional development shall also be explored. By the end of the course the learner will have a broad understanding of child psychology and how it forms a foundation for adult psychology and lifespan development. The course content will thus be applicable to any job role where children and their care is a focus, and where child development and growth is fostered with an aim towards wider societal goals.
Although interest in psychology is common, it is envisioned that the following learner profiles will form the bulk of the course:
Unit 1: Child and Developmental Psychology
Unit 2: Early Socialisation
Unit 3: Cognitive Development
Unit 4: Social Development
Unit 5: Social Behaviour
Unit 6: Adolescence and the Road to Adulthood
This distance learning, FETAC accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at any convenient place and time, and can gain an Internationally Recognised Qualification. Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites:
The Project will be written up in the form of a needs assessment report. The brief will set out a scenario where the learner is part of a group meeting with a social worker in order to help assess the needs of a particular child. The history of the child will be presented in the brief, and key features mentioned from which the learner will devise a needs assessment based on evidence and relevant theory from the indicative content covered. This project carries 60% of the total marks.
This QQI Newly validated Child Psychology 6N2023 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.