This QQI Child Psychology home study course equips learners with the knowledge and skills required to understand child psychology from 4-18 years.
The purpose of this award is to provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of child psychology relevant to childhood education and care settings. It will help develop ideas and competencies which can be utilised in the workplace and in interactions with children and adolescents.
Child Psychology Course Award
This module is one of the mandatory modules required for obtaining the Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education. This module is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain a minor award in Child Psychology at Level 6 (QQI component certificate 6N2023) with Credit Value 15.
Who will Benefit from a Child Psychology QQI Course?
This course is ideal for childcare facility owners, managers, supervisors and individuals already involved in or new to childcare and who wish to gain a professional, nationally recognised and accredited qualification in childcare.
Qualification and Progression
Successful graduates receive a QQI Level 6 Component Certificate in Child Psychology (6N2023) from QQI.
- Developmental change and continuity
- Factors in psychological development
- Theoretical models in development
- Scientific methods and their application in relation to child behaviour and child development
- Role of social, biological, cultural and historical perspectives on development
- Development of gender consciousness
- Learning goals
Child Psychology Course Assessment
Throughout the course material you will find self-assessments and exercises to complete. These should not be returned to the College. They are a form of self-examination and reflection and should be used as a study aid.
On completion of the course, learners will be required to submit a mandatory project to Kilroy’s College tutor for assessment and grading. The project carries 60% of the final grade. In addition you will be required to submit two assignments. Each of two assignments carries 20% of the final grade.
On successful completion of the course, graduates receive a QQI Level 6 Component Certificate in Child Psychology (6N2023) from QQI in recognition of educational achievement.