Child Psychology Level 3

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Cambridge Open college

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    Based in Rotherham

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    Use the course enquiry form on the right or call them on 0843 886 0310.

Training Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Online/Distance Learning
  • Suitable for: Individual


Are you passionate about working with children? Are you fascinated by the innermost workings of the human mind? Our acclaimed Child Psychology course offers prospective students essential grounding and insight into the practice of psychology, whilst working towards accreditation that is recognised and respected across the industry.

You may be surprised to learn that you don’t need experience or even qualifications to enrol on this popular course. In fact, all you need is a passion for this area of study combined with a willingness to learn and progress.


Spread over 4 diverse and enthralling units (as detailed on the ‘Snapshot’ tab, which you’ll find at the top), the Child Psychology course is an ideal choice for many people. From parents seeking to advance their communication skills and knowledge to professionals seeking a brand new career in a growing and rewarding industry, this could be the perfect course for you.

As a student, you’ll start by focussing on the various stages of a child’s development, the forming of attachments, the consequences of breaking those attachments (such as maternal deprivation) and the issues of social groups in nursery and school environments. You’ll also explore child language acquisition and development, and learn about child communication and other areas in detail.

These early units underpin the later focus on research methodology, learning theories and psychodynamics, issues surrounding behaviour management and even aggression.

All in all, this incredibly popular course is as stimulating as it is rewarding, and students will develop not only essential knowledge and insight; but also a set of highly sought-after transferable skills.


The highly popular Child Psychology course has no set entry requirements, and is designed to be as accessible as possible to prospective students. As long as you have a solid grasp of basic Mathematics and the English language, you are very welcome to apply. We will supply a detailed study guide to ensure your success with us, and your personal tutor will always be on hand to help you.


  • What is Child Psychology?
  • Psychology As a Science
  • Research Methods
  • Underlying Debates in Child Psychology – nature nurture and personality


  • Child’s sense of self and personality
  • Attachment
  • Privation, deprivation, institutionalisation
  • Parenting styles and effects on child development


  • Social interaction, learning and play
  • Gender development (social and cognitive theories)
  • Moral development (social and cognitive theories)
  • Pro- and anti-social behaviour


  • Development of sensory perception
  • Language development and acquisition
  • Cognitive development
  • Measured intelligence

Upon successful completion of the Child Psychology course, you will receive a diploma from Cambridge Open College. In addition, you will be awarded a certificate that is endorsed by the respected Focus Awards. A full member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB), Focus Awards only offer these certificates to leading courses that meet their high standards of quality.

Graduates of this course will be able to demonstrate awareness of different psychological approaches related to child development, along with an understanding of developmental psychology and different methodological approaches. These are all highly attractive to many prospective employers, and are the perfect grounding for transitioning into study at a higher level.

Whichever route you decide to take, we are committed to your long-term success. And, to help you, we will provide you with valuable tools and support, completely FREE of charge.

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