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Child Psychology Level 3

Oakwood Home Learning


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12 months
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Child psychology is a very complex area of study and experiences can have many impacts upon a person’s later life. This course is great for anyone working with children that are keen to improve their knowledge of how a child thinks and develops psychologically throughout their early years.

This Child Psychology course is designed to give you more information on the mind of a child. With this in mind a course in Child Psychology can help you to understand what helps children become well rounded adults. As a child’s mind develops they require help and guidance to create a balanced individual. This course will teach you what actions can be taken to ensure a child has the right guidance and support to ensure a stable mental state.

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Study Time: 120 hours

Enrolment length: 12 months

Course Format: Paper Based

Assignments: 6

Upon completion of this course students receive a Quality Licence Scheme Certificate.

All certification fees are included in your course fees.

Course Content

Unit 1: An introduction to child psychology

In the first unit you will be introduced to the basics of psychology and childhood influences. We will look at what aspects of growing up have an effect on a child’s development. As times have developed our view of children and their needs has changed dramatically. From abolishing child labour to understanding the way children think.

Unit 2: Cognitive development

In the first unit you will be introduced to the key ideas and principles behind theories of attachment. You will look at theorists such as Bowlby and will learn about the nature/nurture debate. You should then be able to understand the different kinds of attachment children develop and learn as they grow.

Unit 3: Relationships and attachment

This unit covers language and the relevance it holds to development and communication. First to understand how language affects a child we must first understand language itself. By understanding language, we can understand its relevance to child psychology.

Child perceive the world in a different way to adults so the way they communicate is different. We will also look at what the theorist Piaget thought about a child’s language development.

Unit 4: Cognition and memory

In this unit we are going to learn about the importance of emotional, moral and social development in a child. There are many different theories put forward ion this kind of development as it is very difficult to measure. In this unit we will look at a few of the most prominent theorists and their theories.

Unit 5: Emotional changes

In this unit we will cover the role of memory in a child’s mind. By understanding memory, we can begin to understand how a child’s mind works. This includes other processes. Once we get a deeper understanding of a child’s memory process and the way the brain works we can begin to discuss how brain function in childhood relates to psychology.

Unit 6: Development into adolescence

In this final unit we are going to study the progression from childhood to adulthood. This can be a difficult time for children as it is when they go through some of their biggest changes both emotionally and physically.

Entering adulthood is a complex change as it is during this time, children go through the transition stage of adolescence. There are a variety of theories on adolescence that this unit will look into. It is during this unit we will look at the factors that determine the adult a child will grow into and the changes that occur.


This course is assessed through tutor marked assignments which must be sent to your tutor for marking. You will then be provided with feedback and a mark on your work from your tutor within 4 working days. After each assignment has been sent off and marked as complete you will have passed the course and will receive your certification.


All of the shipping costs for our courses are included in the enrolment fees and we offer worldwide shipping free of charge. This means you can get started on your course for much less without the hassle of paying expensive postage costs- you can leave these to us. All of our courses are printed, bound and shipped to you first class, within 1 working day, so you can get enrolled and get started on your new course in no time at all.

Tutor Support

All of our courses come with full tutor support throughout so that you can benefit from the best education. Our tutor support team includes a number of professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds- each one an expert in their own field with tutoring experience in abundance. Students at Oakwood are assigned a personal tutor who provides help and support throughout their course and will mark all of your assignments so that you have the personal touch of an industry expert there to help at all times. This tutor support is completely unlimited- which means you can contact your tutor and ask as many questions as you need when working through your course. With this support you will never feel alone on one of our courses and you will always be backed by a professionally qualified team dedicated to your success.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for anyone looking to work with children and those who need a further understanding of child psychology.


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