Child Psychology (NCFE level 3)
This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Child Psychology, and the development of children. It is ideally suited to people working with or planning to work with children, or anyone interested in the development of children. No prior knowledge is required.
The course consists of the modules listed below:
Module One - Major Developmental Issues
1. The First Year of Life
2. The Formation of Attachments
3. Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachments
4. The Home, Family and School
5. Basic Principles of Research Methods
6. The Development of Visual Perception
7. The Development of Language and Communication
8. Intelligence and Intelligence Testing
9. The Nature/Nurture Debate in the Study of Intelligence
10. Data Collection and Interpretation
Module Two - The Child as an Individual
11. How Children Think
12. Learning Theory – How Behaviour is Acquired
13. Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory – An Alternative Approach
14. Moral Development
15. The Development of Gender Roles
16. Aggression in Children
17. Methods Used in Child Development Research
19. Learning in School
20. Behaviour Modification
Students may study over any timescale of up to one year. To complete the course will take in the region of 90 hours of study.
Your study pack contains everything required to complete your course and no further purchases are necessary.
This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. No attendance at an exams centre is required.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The course is provided in conjunction with Kendal Publishing Limited – a licenced NCFE centre.
Students receive tutor support for a full one year from registration plus unlimited access to the student helpline during working hours