courseLevel 3 Child Psychology Diploma

Learn what it takes to become a successful Child Psychologist with our incredible Child Psychology course

The Child Psychology Diploma will provide you with all the knowledge needed to succeed in this field. The informative training course teaches you everything you will need to know about child psychology and give you that push forward in your chosen career.

This course is officially accredited by IVCAS and contains 22 in-depth modules designed to easily teach you all you will need to know.

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What the course will teach you:

  • An introduction into child psychology. How psychologists work with children to improve their psychological states.
  • Research and theories on child development and how to apply these theories.
  • An overview of cognitive development, from infancy to adolescents.
  • Information on genetics and the interaction between genes and the environment.
  • The nature/nurture debate and the science supporting each side.
  • Much more

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About Course

Level 3 Child Psychology Diploma

Course Length: 12 Hours

Module 1: Introduction to Child Psychology

To understand what you will learn in this course
To learn the definition of child psychology
To learn about the theories of child psychologists
To understand the importance of recognising abnormal behaviour

Module 2 : Child Development Research and Theories

To learn that different theories are used in child development research
To understand how each theory developed
To learn about the similarities and differences between important theories
To begin to understand which theories govern modern practices in child development

Module 3 : An Overview of Cognitive Development

To learn about the first cognitive development theories
To understand Piaget's theory of cognitive development
To understand the Information-Processing theory
To learn about cognitive development in different life stages

Module 4 : Cognitive Development in the First Year

To learn more about Piaget's sensorimotor stage
To learn about the sub-stages of the sensorimotor stage
To understand the concept of object permanence
To learn more about adaptation and equilibrium

Module 5 : Cognitive Development in the Toddler and Preschool Years

To learn about the cognitive abilities of toddlers and preschoolers
To understand Piaget's Theory as it applies to toddlers and preschoolers
To learn about the preoperational stage of cognitive development
To learn about toddlers, preschoolers, and memory

Module 6 : Cognitive Development in the Middle Years

To learn how children in the middle years think
To learn about Piaget's concrete operational stage
To learn about how children's thinking changes during the concrete operational stage
To learn about intelligence and testing intelligence

Module 7 : Cognitive Development and the Teenage Years

To learn about how cognitive development occurs in the teenage years
To understand how adults can support cognitive development
To understand how cognitive development changes from early to late adolescence
To learn what Piaget theorised about cognitive development

Module 8 : Genetics

To learn more about how genetics and environment work together in development
To learn about genes, chromosomes, and DNA
To understand how the environment might affect genetics
To learn about genetic abnormalities and their effect on development

Module 9 : The Nature/Nurture Debate

To learn about the history of the debate between nature and nurture
To learn about some of the science supporting the nature side
To learn about some of the science supporting the nurture side
To understand that there are discrepancies in both arguments

Module 10 : Physical Development

To learn about physical development from birth to two years old
To understand the physical changes that occur from two to six years old
To learn about what physical changes occur between the ages of seven to 11 years old
To understand physical growth from the ages of 12 to 19

Module 11 : Social Development

To learn about the major influences on a child's social development
To understand when children begin to understand themselves
To learn how culture can affect a child's social development
To understand how social value and social development is related

Module 12 : Emotional Development

To learn the definition of emotional development
To learn about the emotional development of a school-aged child
To learn about the emotional development during adolescence
To learn about regulating emotions

Module 13 : Intellectual Development

To learn about brain development and intelligence
To learn how to enhance intellectual development
To learn about various childhood intelligence concepts
To understand the intellectual development of children in middle childhood

Module 14 : Attachment and Relationship Building

To learn about the importance of a child's early relationships
To understand who the child has their first relationships with
To learn about attachment theory
To understand the relationship between love and support and security

Module 15 : The Role of Separation in Child Development

To learn about the impact of separation and loss on child development in general
To learn about the impact of these things on child development at different ages
To understand how these effects change depending on the age of the child
To understand how to minimise these effects

Module 16 : Language and Communication

To learn about the language milestones from birth through 12 months
To learn about the language milestones from age one to two
To learn about the language milestones from age three to four
To learn about the language milestones from age four to five

Module 17 : Self-Esteem and Confidence

To learn what self-esteem and confidence is
To understand the signs of healthy and unhealthy self-esteem
To learn about methods that improve self-esteem and confidence in children
To learn about building self-esteem in toddlers

Module 18 : Behavioural Problems

To learn about the signs of behavioural problems
To understand bad behaviour and conduct disorder
To learn about the long-term effects of behavioural problems and conduct disorder
To understand the diagnosis of conduct disorder and behaviour issues

Module 19 : Gender Roles and Differences

To learn the difference between sex and gender
To understand how gender identity develops
To learn how children generally express their gender
To understand the concept of non-conforming to gender or being transgender

Module 20 : Education: Schooling, Learning Difficulties and High Intelligence

To learn about the branch of the psychology field called educational psychology
To understand the history of educational psychology
To learn about different perspectives of educational philosophy
To learn about how educational psychology approaches learning difficulties

Module 21 : Health and Nutrition in a Child’s Development

To learn about the research that supports health and nutrition in childhood development
To learn about what nutrition is
To learn why proper nutrition is important
To learn about the negative and positive effects of nutrition

Module 22 : Developing Into Adulthood

To understand physical development into adulthood
To understand how cognitive changes develop into adulthood
To learn about the emotional development into adulthood
To understand about behavioural development as an adult

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)

Please note: Although this course will work with the system requirements stated above, the software talked about and used in the course may vary. It is recommended that you check with the software suppliers website before making a purchase.