College of Management and IT (CMIT)Child Psychology QQI

Child Psychology QQI

on request
8 weeks
Online Courses - Distance Learning
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Course Details

This course is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of child psychology relevant to childhood education and care settings, and to equip the learner with the knowledge, and skills required to understand child psychology from 4 to 18 years. The module is designed to help candidates develop new ideas and competence, which can be utilised in their workplace, and in their interaction with the children and adolescents they work with.

This distance learning, QQI accredited course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

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 QQI certified 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


Who should complete this course?

Unit 1: Key concepts in child psychology

Introduction to child psychology
The stages of child development
The development of intelligence

Unit 2: Social and emotional development

Stages of social and emotional development
Family, peers and childcare relationships

Unit 3: Learning, language, intelligence and morality

Learning methods
Learning theories
Language and communication
Moral development

Unit 4: Child observation studies

Introduction to child observation studies
Types of child observation studies
Best practice in conducting child observation studies

Teachers, Childcare workers, Youth workers, Childcare supervisors and Childcare managers.

People who wish to gain an accredited qualification in Child Psychology and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Level 5 certificate or Leaving Cert (or equivalent) or relevant life/work experience.

As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

A basic working knowledge of computers and access to a computer with internet access is required to do the course.


This course is assessed through completion of assignments and a project. Part of the assessment requires observation of child behaviour in work situation (e.g. creche, playgroup, school etc.)

As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.

Transfer and Progression to Further Studies

This course leads to a Level 6 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this level 6 component certificate as credit towards the following QQI Major Award: Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (6M2007). For more details contact us.


Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Child Psychology (6N2023) from QQI.

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