College of Management and IT (CMIT)Certificate in Educational Psychology

Certificate in Educational Psychology

On request
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of psychology as applied to education and learning. Learners will learn how to (1) understand the theories and applications of the learning process, (2) understand the principles of assessing educational performance, (3) demonstrate your understanding of the individual differences in educational performance, (4) understand the nature of special education needs, (5) describe a range of teaching and learning styles, (6) understand factors which determine student motivation, (7) describe the effect of and strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour, and (8) design the layout of educational environments to maximise learning potential.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access

Topics Covered in this Course

Unit 1. The Learning Process

Behaviourist applications to learning

Cognitive applications to learning

Humanistic approach to learning

Unit 2. Assessing Educational Performance

Types and limitations of psychometric testing

Measuring Intelligence

Types of performance assessment at different ages

Implications of assessment and categorisation

Unit 3. Individual Differences in Educational Performance

Gender differences

Cultural differences

Explanation for the differences

Strategies for improving educational performance

Unit 4. Students with Special Educational Needs

What are special educational needs?

Assessment of SEN

Specific difficulties

Strategies for teaching students with difficulties

Unit 5. Learning and Teaching Styles

Definitions, theories and measurement of learning and teaching styles

Individual differences

Improving learning effectiveness

Unit 6. Student Motivation

Definitions, Types and Theories




Attribution theory

Learned helplessness

Unit 7. Disruptive Behaviour

The definition and types of disruptive behaviour

Effects of disruptive behaviour

Strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour

Unit 8. Design and Layout of Educational Environments

Physical features of the classroom environment

Effects of physical features on performance and feelings

Creating better environmental conditions for learning

Behaviourist applications to learning

Cognitive applications to learning

Humanistic approach to learning

Who should complete this course?

Teachers and Childcare workers and those considering a career in education.

People who wish to gain a professional, accredited qualification in Counselling and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites



This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. There is no exam with this course.



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