This is 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.
This distance learning, FETAC accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.
By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24x7 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 FETAC 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.
Topics Covered in this Course
Unit 1: Overview of Child Psychology,
The Stages of Child Development,
The Development of Intelligence
Unit 2: Research Methods,
Overview of Research Methods,
Unit 3: Learning and Development,
Language and Communication
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,
Self Development of Autonomy,
The Stages of Psychosocial Development,
Family, Peers, and Culture
Who should complete this 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 or Leaving Cert (or equivalent) or relevant life/work experience.
As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.
This course is assessed through completion of assignments and a project. Part of the assessment requires observation of child behaviour in work situation (e.g. creche, 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 FETAC External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
This 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 FETAC Major Award: Level 6 Supervision in Childcare (DCXXX). For more details contact us.
Following successful completion you will receive a FETAC Level 6 component certificate in Child Psychology (N32957) from FETAC.
The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.