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. No
prior knowledge is required.
First Year of Life
Formation of Attachments
of Breakdowns in Attachments
Home, Family and School
Principles of Research Methods
Development of Visual Perception
Development of Language and Communication
and Intelligence Testing
Nature/Nurture Debate in the Study of Intelligence
Collection and Interpretation
Theory – How Behaviour is Acquired
Psychodynamic Theory – An Alternative Approach
Development of Gender Roles
Used in Child Development Research
For a full description of the syllabus please download the
full details at the top of the page
The course is designed for
study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course
manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.
You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year
from the time of enrolment.
Students may register at any
time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take
around 90 hours of study to complete.
Each element is followed by a
written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.
There is no external examination required.
At the end of this
course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by
ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units
you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality
Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal
Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ or employers’
requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and
rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently
met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the