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Child Psychology & Child Development - Booking Package

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QQI Level 6


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Child Psychology & Child Development - Booking Package

The Child Psychology part of the course is an introduction to the methods, language and practice of child psychology. It examines the core issues in relation to child psychological development including language, thinking and socialisation with particular focus on the emergence of the child as an individual. The class each week will begin with a practical case study followed by a discussion of what child psychology offers as explanations of the phenomenon.
Portobello Institute has developed the Child Psychology course to give you a basic understanding of the fundamentals of child psychology in terms of growth and development and some common childhood psychological difficulties.

The Child Development part of the course teaches you an understanding of the child's social, emotional and physical development which is paramount if you are to provide a caring and nurturing environment for children to develop in.
The Child Development course covers the individual variation in stages of child development, the factors that can affect it and the role you play in promoting child development.



Portobello Institute Certificate in Child Psychology
QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Child Psychology (6N2023)

Portobello Institute Certificate in Child Development
QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Child Development

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

This is a part time course.

Child Psychology content
How children change as they grow from zero to the cusp of adulthood
How different psychological theories help understanding of child and adolescent development
Different scientific methods used in investigating child and adolescent behaviour and development.
Social development, its effects on school age children and their interactions with their peers and family
How technology is affecting children's learning and development
The influence of transitions such as family breakdown, e.g. moving from primary to secondary, on a sense of self

Child development content
Overview of Child Development
Concept of normative development on children
Individual variation in stages of development
Influence of environmental, social and cultural factors
Role of the childcare worker in promoting child development
Physical development-through play, identify milestones
Research - different types of research, the benefits of research
Cognitive Development
Language, Moral, Social and Emotional Development
Managing Behaviour

Course price is €989

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