QQI Child Psychology course

Child Psychology course - QQI Certified course from CMIT eLearning €295

Course Details

This distance learning, QQI accredited Child Psychology course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

This course is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of child psychology relevant to childhood education and care settings and to equip the learner with the knowledge, and skills required to understand child psychology from 4 to 18 years. The module is designed to help candidates develop new ideas and competence, which can be utilised in their workplace, and in their interaction with the children and adolescents, they work with.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this Child Psychology course?
  • Teachers, Childcare workers, Youth workers, Childcare supervisors and Childcare managers.
  • People who wish to gain an accredited qualification in Child Psychology and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Level 5 Certificate / Leaving Certificate (or equivalent) or relevant life experience detailed in a current Curriculum Vitae. Please provide details and attach a copy of either a current CV or Certificate.
  • You will be required to complete a number of activities in a registered childcare setting. You must be either working or have access to registered childcare setting where you can complete this (this can be on a voluntary basis).
  • As this NFQ level 6 qualification is delivered through English it is necessary learners will have sufficient written English skills to complete this course.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
How CMIT eLearning Works…

Topics covered in this Child Psychology course

Unit 1: Overview of Child Psychology

  • Introduction
  • The Stages of Child Development
  • The Development of Intelligence
  • Personality
  • Play
  • Gender

Unit 2: Research Methods

  • Overview of Research Methods
  • Observation Studies
  • Experimental Design

Unit 3: Learning and Development

  • Learning Methods
  • Learning Theories
  • Language and Communication
  • Memory
  • Intelligence
  • Moral Development
  • Children with Special Needs

Unit 4: Technology in Child Psychology and Learning

  • The Role of Technology in Child Development
  • Interventions in Promoting computer-based applications
  • Technology and Media impact on Child Development
  • Technology in Special Needs Education

Unit 5: Development of Self: Transition from Childhood to Adolescence

  • Attachment
  • Self Development of Autonomy
  • The Stages of Psychosocial Development
  • Family, Peers, and Culture
  • This Child Psychology course is assessed through completion of assignments and a project. Part of the assessment requires observation of child behaviour (e.g. in a creche, sports groups, playgroup, school etc.)
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • This Child Psychology course leads to a Level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards the following QQI Major Award: Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007). For more details contact us.
  • Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Child Psychology (6N2023) from QQI.
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Please note that there is a Eur60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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