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Child Psychology - Diploma Level 4

Diploma QLS Level 4 | *FREE PDF Certificate* Tutor Support & Exam | 90 CPD Credits | **Free Child Safeguarding Course*

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Child Psychology

Diploma in Child Psychology QLS Level 4. Additional CPD Accredited Child Psychology Certificate with 90 CPD points available with no extra study. This Child Psychology course comes with easy to understand e-learning study materials.

Child Psychology

Endorsed Child Psychology Level 4 Certificate of Achievement.A uniquely fascinating subject, a recognised Child Psychology Diploma can also open up any number of incredible career opportunities. Our introductory Level 4 Child Psychology Diploma has been designed for anyone looking to explore this engaging and inspiring profession for the first time. Whether looking to build a career in child psychology or any other area of child care, a deeper understanding of the psychology of children could prove invaluable.

Child Psychology

This Level 4 in Child Psychology serves as an ideal foundation upon which to begin building an extraordinary career for life. With the help of Oxford Home Study College, the fulfilling career you know you’re capable of could be just around the corner! Our Level 4 in Child Psychology is ideally-suited to anyone interested in working with children at any level. From the practicing child psychologists of tomorrow to social care workers to teaching assistants to educators in general, developing a deeper understanding of Child Psychology can be enormously beneficial. The entire Child Psychology course has been built around the most important methods, theories and concepts used by advanced child psychologists, in order to provide the deepest possible insights into the psychology of children.

Child Psychology - Course Benefits

When studying for Level 4 in Child Psychology with Oxford Home Study College, every learner benefits from:

  1. Comprehensive flexibility and accessibility, with absolutely no time restrictions or deadlines to worry about.
  2. Study in your own time and at your own pace from anywhere in the world, with round-the-clock access to our exclusive online learning platform.
  3. Access to the professional support and guidance of our exclusive tutors with extensive professional experience and expertise in the field.
  4. The opportunity to enhance your CV and career prospects for life with an internationally-recognized qualification of the highest quality.
  5. All course materials and digital textbooks required to complete the course included as standard – no hidden costs and unbeatable value for money.

Quality Licence Scheme

This Child Psychology course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes.



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90 CPD hours / points
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Child Psychology

Explore the basics of Child Psychology during the earliest months and years of a child’s life, building the skills, knowledge and confidence required to pursue a variety of careers. Study in your own time and at your own pace from anywhere in the world, for the opportunity to improve and enhance your prospects for life!

Child Psychology - Learning Objectives

The content of this inspiring Child Psychology - Level 4 has been designed to set candidates on their way to fulfilling careers working with kids of all ages. On a global basis, the skills and talents of qualified child psychologists have never been in greater demand. The same also going for those with the targeted knowledge and skills required to effectively work with children in a variety of settings. If looking to make a difference in the lives of children and enjoy ongoing job security for life, child psychology represents a uniquely appealing professional field.

Child Psychology

Along with a broad overview of the child psychology profession as a whole, learners are introduced to a series of important theoretical concepts and practical skills. Examples of which include attachment formation, childhood developmental influences and issues associated with the various stages of childhood. Over the course of 3 units, content gradually guides candidates through language development, personality development, moral development, emotional development and social development. Ultimately instilling the skills, knowledge and confidence required to put each teaching to use in a practical setting.

Child Psychology

Upon successful completion of this Child Psychology course, candidates take away the most essential industry-specific skills, talents and knowledge including:

  • A thorough understanding of the contemporary child psychology profession
  • Comprehensive knowledge of attachment theory and its importance
  • The various factors that can positively and negatively affect development
  • How to deal with a range of common developmental issues
  • Advanced knowledge of childhood communication and language development
  • The confidence to identify and work with problems in infancy, childhood and adolescence
  • Detailed understanding of moral and ethical development in children
  • Honed skills and talents to be put to use in a working environment

Course Outline

This intensive yet digestible Level 4 in Child Psychology is delivered across nine modules – each concluding with an online assessment to verify your acquired knowledge and competencies. Your assigned tutor will provide you with comprehensive support at all times, in order to assist with your successful completion of each unit.

Unit 1: Child Psychology: An Overview

This Child Psychology module covers the following topics:

  • Scope of Child Development
  • Development and Growth
  • Stages of Development
  • Areas of Development
  • Interrelationship Among Various Areas of Development
  • Plus more

Unit 2: Overview of Attachment in Childhood (I)

This Child Psychology module covers the following topics:

  • What is Attachment?
  • The Components of Attachment
  • Bowlby’s Attachment Theory
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Maternal Deprivation Hypothesis
  • Typical Attachments
  • Plus more

Unit 3: Overview of Attachment in Childhood (II)

This Child Psychology module covers the following topics:

  • Privation and Deprivation
  • Effects of Deprivation
  • Check of Government and Program Rules
  • Theory of Mind and Autism
  • Communication Problems
  • Reasons of Communication Problems
  • Plus more

Unit 4: Effects of separation and loss on attachment

This Child Psychology module covers the following topics:

  • Infancy/Early Childhood
  • Adolescence/Late Childhood
  • Factors Affecting Children’s Adjustment
  • Predisposing Factors
  • Maintaining Factors
  • Protective Factors
  • The Effects of Foster Care
  • Plus more

Unit 5: Factors that Influence Development

This Child Psychology module covers the following topics:

  • Cognitive Development
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Influences On Problematic Development
  • Exposure to Family Problems in Early Life
  • Parenting Styles
  • Confused Communication Patterns
  • Plus more

Unit 6: Social and emotional Development

This Child Psychology module covers the following topics:

  • General Stages of Social Development
  • Attachment and Bonding
  • Outside Factors Affecting Social Development
  • Family Factors that Affect Social Development
  • Nurture versus Nature
  • Children’s' Fears
  • Overcoming Social Fears in Children
  • Dealing with Social Phobia
  • Emotional Development in Children
  • General Principles for Supporting Children’s Emotional Development
  • Plus more

Unit 7: Understanding the Personality Development of Children

This Child Psychology module covers the following topics:

  • Development of Character
  • Environmental Aspects
  • Development during Preschool Stage
  • Role of Temperament (Nature)
  • Reasons of Childhood Trauma
  • Personality Development in Children
  • Temperament Traits
  • Types of children
  • Role of Children in Life of Slow Children
  • Plus more

Unit 8: Stages of Language Development

This Child Psychology module covers the following topics:

  • Phonological Development
  • Morpho-Syntactic Development
  • Linguistic Processes
  • Evolution of Communication
  • Learning and Communication Difficulties
  • Development of Skills at Different Stages
  • Plus more

Unit 9: Understanding Moral Development

This Child Psychology module covers the following topics:

  • Stages of Moral Growth of Children
  • Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development
  • Kohlberg's Six Stages
  • Introduction to Theories of Child Development
  • Freud's Theory of Psychosexual Development
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Child Psychology

Our endorsed Level 4 in Child Psychology is perfect for ambitious newcomers and those already working with children alike. Whether pursuing promotion, your first professional position, or simply the ongoing improvement of your skills, talents and knowledge, studying for an internationally-recognized qualification could make all the difference. Enhance your CV and improve your career prospects for life with our exclusive Level 4 in Child Psychology .

Child Psychology

Every course we offer has been designed with maximum flexibility and accessibility in mind – perfect for those who may not have the time to commit to traditional studies. Study in your own time and at your own pace from anywhere in the world, with the ongoing support and assistance of our world-class tutors.

Child Psychology

With no specific prior education or experience required, our courses are open to every candidate with the desire to succeed!


Child Psychology

No particular entry requirement.

Option 1

Diploma in Child Psychology QLS Level 4 endorsed by Quality Licence Scheme

Certificate Fee: £95 + postal charges

Option 2

Diploma in Child Psychology Level 4 issued by OHSC

PDF Certificate - FREE

Hard copy - £25 + postal charges

Option 3

CPD Accredited Certificate

(PDF format)=£30

(Hard copy)=£85 + postal charges

*Postage Charges: National £9, International £15

Career path

Child Psychology

Upon successful completion of our Level 4 in Child Psychology, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • Caseworker
  • Cognitive Behaviourist
  • Counsellor
  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Research Assistant
  • Youth Home Manager

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