Child Psychology Level 3

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Child Psychology Level 3

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A course intended to provide students with a sound undertsanding of child psychology for application in a variety of child care and teaching support roles.

Course Contents

  • 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

For a full description of the syllabus please download the full details at the top of the page

Study Method

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. 

Course Duration

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.

Course Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards & Certa 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 and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers


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