Child-Psychology course

Child Psychology distance learning course

£409.00 £330.00

The study of the emotional, mental and social development of children from birth to adolescence is the basis of this Child Psychology course.


“Has been an amazing experience and as i hadn’t been in education for some time when i started i was very nervous. The course material was fantastic but also gave me the opportunity to out source for information which really made me think about the subject. My child psychology diploma is a fantastic thing for me and i definitely would do another course. The staff are on hand at all times to give you support and i found the whole experience amazing” Lynda P


Child Psychology distance learning course

The study of the emotional, mental and social development of children from birth to adolescence is the basis of this Child Psychology course. As a discipline it looks at changes in such features as cognitive development, the acquisition of language, motor skills and formation of identity.

The in-depth nature of this course means you will get a deep insight into how children develop and why they behave in particular ways.

What are my options after the course?

You might be a parent wanting the maximum insight into their child’s development or you might be a worker in the childcare sector; whichever you are, this course will equip you with the knowledge and capacity to help you help children achieve their potential.

This course is suitable for people even without previous knowledge of child psychology. It permits students to learn independently and at their own pace using the paper-based or online route.

Build your career. To continue to advance your career in this area, we offer further training and education enabling you to qualify as a child psychologist, potentially able to work in hospitals, schools, mental health clinics and other relevant establishments, and earn a potential starting salary of £25,000*pa. You might also be eligible to start your own practice.

Child psychologists often work with a range of clients – from infants and toddlers to children and teens – though sometimes they specialise in working with a particular age group. Child psychologists help to understand, prevent, diagnose and treat developmental, cognitive, social and emotional issues.

*Source:, Sept. 2012


1 The first years of Life

2 The Formation of Attachments

3 Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachment

4 The Home, Family and School

5 Basic Principles of Research Methods

6 The Development of Visual Perception

7 The Development of Language and Communication

8 Intelligence and Intelligence Testing

9 Intelligence: The Nature/Nurture Debate

10 Data Collection and Interpretation

11 How Children Think

12 Learning Theory: How Behaviour is Acquired

13 Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory

14 Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory

15 The Development of Gender roles

16 Aggression in Children

17 Methods used in Child Development Research

18 Play

19 Learning in School

20 Behaviour Modification

On completion of your course, you will receive two awards:

Award 1 is Child Psychology Diploma

Award 2 is Level 4 Child Psychology Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 4 ABC Award Certificate of Achievement.

What Are Your Study Options?

Child Psychology distance learning Course Study Options
The Distance Education Academy aims to provide flexible, convenient arrangements for our students, so you can study through two methods:
1. Traditional paper-based; using a manual
2. Online study; provides quick access to online course material and enables you to submit question papers to your tutor, and receive feedback and results, through your personal online student account. The online courses system also gives access to course material instantly.
Study Hours
The Distance Education Academy can only approximate the time it takes to complete online courses as it will largely depend on your speed of learning and assimilation plus how often and how much time you can dedicate to study. You also need to complete a question paper after each lesson and these normally will take 1 – 2 hours.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the online course is: 200 hours.

Learner Support And Assessments

Tutor Support
This distance learning course provides unlimited access to your personal tutor who will be a specialist in the field you are studying. Their role is to make sure you get appropriate and constructive feedback and to answer your questions and provide guidance on areas you are not sure about. You can contact them by phone, email or fax.
We also have a team of online course advisors and administrators who will give you friendly and relevant advice on issues relating to your online courses and study. We will always try to make you feel like you’re not by yourself and that someone will help you if you get into difficulties with your distance education.
Assessment Method
There are question papers set after each session; these have to be completed and sent to your tutor to mark. Continuous assessment like this means that your progress is monitored regularly, and that any problems or difficulties are identified and addressed as early as possible.

Professional Memberships

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC)
Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)