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Advanced Diploma in Child Psychology Level 5
Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 320 Hours
Start Date Ongoing
Endorsed By Endorsed By ABC Awards and Certa Awards
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Course Overview

Child Psychology Level 5

Study online for the chance to earn a fully-accredited Child Psychology Level 5 Diploma!  Our most advanced Higher Certificate in Psychology is open to ambitious candidates worldwide, with no time restrictions or deadlines to worry about!  Trust Staff Training Solutions to provide you with the specialist knowledge and industry insights you’ll need to build a successful career in a childcare setting!  Explore the contemporary child psychology profession, along with an introduction to attachment theory, social and emotional growth in children, personality development, language development, morals and ethics in childhood, a series of common developmental issues and so much more besides.  Take that first important step towards the career of your dreams, with the best online psychology courses from Staff Training Solutions!

Why Study Child Psychology?

Learning child psychology provides the opportunity to discover invaluable insights into how human beings grow and develop during those crucial early years.  Children undergo enormous physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes over a very short period of time.  What happens throughout infanthood and childhood has a direct and wide-reaching impact and the rest of our lives.  Child psychology is not only an interesting subject, but an important specialist area that focuses on the strong and healthy development of children.  To study child psychology is to benefit from limitless career prospects in childcare environments worldwide.

Course Syllabus

This inspiring distance learning program has been engineered specifically for home study, with no specific time restrictions or deadlines.  Course content is distributed across 12 in-depth modules as follows:

An Introduction to Child Psychology

The course begins with a broad introduction to child psychology as both a concept and a profession.  Candidates study the importance of child psychology, an overview of the various childhood developmental stages and more.

The Development of Attachments (i)

Attachment theory then follows as the primary subject in module two, which investigates the formation and development of attachments throughout different developmental stages. Bowlby’s Attachment Theory is discussed, alongside the basics of evolutional theory.

The Development of Attachments (ii)

The investigation of attachment development continues into module three, which introduces Harlow’s Studies of Monkeys and Attachments, Spitz’ Studies of Children in Institutions and other important theories.

Attachment Breakdown: The Consequences

The fourth course module turns to the potential consequences in the event of breakdowns in attachment.  Subtopics introduced and discussed include the effects of foster care, bereavement during childhood and more.

Development Influences

A series of factors/influences with the potential to impact childhood development are introduced in module five.  Candidates learn how various pressures and exposures can have an impact on the respective child’s development at different developmental stages.

Social and Emotional Growth

An introduction to social and emotional development follows in module six, incorporating an overview of the component stages of social development and key factors that can influence social and emotional growth.

Understanding Personality Formation

The development of personality in children follows next, incorporating subtopics such as character development, how various factors can influence a child’s personality development and more.

Understanding Language Development

Speech and language development is introduced and discussed in-depth in the following module.  Candidates learn how to identify a variety of common communication issues in children, studying lexical development theory and how to address challenges in language development.

Understanding Moral Development

Course module nine turns attention to the development of morals and ethics in children.  The most important moral growth stages during childhood are discussed, along with the development of ethical and moral reasoning from childhood to adulthood.

Problems of Infancy

Module 10 introduces candidates to a number of common problems faced during infancy, along with their respective causes and potential solutions.

Needs and Problems in Childhood

Common developmental issues during childhood follow in module 11, which again outlines the most probable causes and solutions for each case accordingly.

Needs and Problems in Adolescence

The course concludes with an exploration of problems encountered during adolescence, which may differ in nature and severity to those experienced during earlier childhood.

Career Path

Qualified and capable child psychologists enjoy the freedom to work in almost any childcare setting of their choosing.  As demand for the services of talented professionals grows worldwide, career opportunities for qualified candidates have never looked better.  Popular careers among child psychology specialists include education specialists, occupational therapists, youth counsellors, crisis intervention specialists, practicing child psychologists and many more besides.  Salaries begin from around £20,000 with no upper-limits for more experienced child psychologists.

Course Accreditation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Certifications for Professional Development Limited (CPD) to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards/Certa endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Who should take this course

All courses at Staff Training Solutions are open to ambitious candidates worldwide, with no specific entry criteria.  This advanced Level 5 Diploma in Child Psychology comes strongly recommended to:

  • Candidates looking to build rewarding careers in childcare settings
  • Existing childcare workers looking to improve their skills
  • Newcomers to child psychology with no prior knowledge or experience
  • Members of the workforce in pursuit of promotion
  • Anyone looking to better-understand childhood development
  • Candidates interested in boosting their CVs and career prospects for life

With the committed support of your own personally-assigned tutor, the career of your dreams could be just around the corner!  Enrol today with Staff Training Solutions, or contact a member of our customer support team for more information.