College of Management and IT (CMIT)

Child Psychology course

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Course Details

This distance learning 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 students with the knowledge, and skills required to understand the key concepts in child psychology, child physical and cognitive development, personality, emotional and moral development and to understanding child psychology through research, including child observation studies.

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 a course manual, quizzes, additional reading and links and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this 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: Teachers can gain valuable insights into the stages of child development, learning methods, and theories, enabling them to tailor their teaching methods to suit the developmental needs of their students.
  • Childcare Workers: This course is beneficial for childcare workers, providing them with a deeper understanding of social and emotional development in children, aiding in the provision of more effective child care.
  • Youth Workers: Youth workers can apply the knowledge gained in personality development and child observation studies to better engage and support the youth they work with.
  • Childcare Supervisors and Managers: Supervisors and managers in childcare settings can utilize the course to enhance their skills in overseeing child development programs and ensuring best practices in child care.
  • Childcare Providers: Those providing care to children, including nannies and au pairs, will find the course’s focus on language and communication, memory, and moral development useful in their daily interactions with children.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • No previous work experience or qualifications are necessary to commence the course.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers in addition to a computer with internet access and word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word or Google Docs) is required to do the course.
  • 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: Key concepts in child psychology
  • Introduction to child psychology
  • The stages of child development
  • The development of intelligence
  • Personality
  • Play
Unit 2: Social and emotional development
  • Stages of social and emotional development
  • Gender
  • Family, peers and childcare relationships
Unit 3: Learning, language, intelligence and morality
  • Learning methods
  • Learning theories
  • Language and communication
  • Memory
  • Intelligence
  • Moral development
Unit 4: Child observation studies
  • Introduction to child observation studies
  • Types of child observation studies
  • Best practice in conducting child observation studies
  • This course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments.
  • There is no exam for this course.
  • This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards. The Quality Licence Scheme endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. CMIT can advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education.
  • A QLS award at level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details

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