Child Psychology Level 3

CareerVision Training
En Birmingham (Inglaterra)

£ 294 - ($ 5.435)

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The following course, offered by Career vision, will help you improve your skills and achieve your professional goals. During the program you will study different subjects which are deemed to be useful for those who want to enhance their professional career. Sign up for more information!

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Careervision 61 Caroline Street,, B3 1UF, West Midlands, Inglaterra

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Child Psychology


This distance learning Child Psychology course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Child Psychology and the development of children. A must if you would like to learn more about how your child ticks.

  • Course Length - 12 Months
  • Award Received - Level 3 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
  • Course Code: UCLD02
  • The First Year of Life
  • The Formation of Attachments
  • Consequences of breakdowns in attachments
  • The Home, Family and School
  • Basic principles of Research Methods
  • The Development of Visual Perception
  • The Development of Language and Communication
  • Intelligence and Intelligence Testing
  • The Nature/Nurture debate in the Study of Intelligence
  • Data Collection and Interpretation
  • How Children think
  • Learning Theory - How Behaviour is Acquired
  • Freud's Psychodynamic Theory - An Alternative Approach
  • Moral Development
  • The Development of Gender Roles
  • Aggression in Children
  • Methods Used in Child Development Research
  • Play
  • Learning in School
  • Behaviour Modification

1. The First Year of Life Infant reflexes; Social development during the first year of life including the social smile and onset of fear of strangers.
2. The Formation of Attachments Imprinting; Attachment (Bowlby) including cross-cultural studies; Harlow and surrogate mothers; Relevance of animal studies in child development.
3.Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachments Maternal deprivation; Implications of theories of attachment and maternal deprivation when placing children with surrogates.
4. The Home, Family and School Group vs family care and the studies of effects of maternal employment and father absent families; importance of peers and siblings.
5. Basic Principles of Research Methods Nature and purpose of research, the features of experiment, supporting and refuting hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, control of variables, standardised instructions and procedures, methods of sampling, design of investigations.
6.The Development of Visual Perception Introduction to the nature/nurture debate on visual perception; Fantz – form perception; Gibson and Walk – depth perception; how the physiology of the human visual system helps us judge depth and distance; Bower – size constancy; animal experiments on early sensory deprivation.
7.The Development of Language and Communication Development of non-verbal communication in humans, gestures etc.; comparisons with non-human primates; outline of language development in humans; including naturalistic observational in humans; ; innate and reinforcement theories.
8.Intelligence and Intelligence Testing Definitions of intelligence; mental age and IQ; tests of intelligence; advantages and disadvantages of IQ testing.
9.The Nature/Nurture Debate in the Study of Intelligence Twins studies; stability of IQ; Are early experiences decisive for later development?
10.Data Collection and Interpretation Tables and histograms, correlation and scattergrams; Mean; Range; Drawing conclusions from data.
11.How Children Think Piaget’s theory of cognitive development; including studies of egocentrism and criticisms of his work.
12.Learning Theory – How Behaviour is Acquired Learning and conditioning – classical conditioning and operant conditioning; positive and negative reinforcement; Social Learning 13.Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory – an Alternative Approach Personality structure, 5 stage theory, criticisms.
14.Moral Development Definition in psychological terms; investigation of moral behaviour, moral feelings and moral judgement.
15.The Development of Gender Roles Sex-typing; Gender identity; Biological, social and cultural theories.
16.Aggression in Children Biological basis of aggression; psychological theory and aggression; Aggression as a learned response; imitation of aggression; viewing violence; punishment for aggression; sex differences in aggression.
17.Methods Used in Child Development Research Observational, Survey, Correlational, Experimental – advantages and disadvantages.
18.Play The importance of play to learning; Piaget’s theory of play; forms of play; Relevance of psychological theories to pre-school education; Play and learning in nursery schools; Play therapy.
19.Learning in School Programmed learning and its relationship to learning theory – advantages and disadvantages; Discovery learning and its effectiveness.

20.Behaviour Modification Explanation and examples; relationship to learning theory; Points systems, advantages and disadvantages.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning and Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning and Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales

The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
You will get full tutor support via email
You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.