Child Psychology - Diploma

Child Psychology Level 5 by ABC Awards, CPD Accredited |120 CPD Credits | Tutor Support, Study Material & Exam included

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300 Hours
No formal qualification
120 CPD hours / points
Endorsed by ABC Awards
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Child Psychology - Diploma

Certificate of achievement in Child Psychology Level 5. Additional CPD Accredited Certificate with 120 CPD points available with no extra study.

Endorsed Child Psychology - Level 5 Certificate of Achievement. This exclusive Level 5 Child Psychology Diploma is our most advanced distance learning program to date. Study in your own time and at your own pace for a recognised Child Psychology - Level 5, which could kick your career prospects into overdrive. Core concepts of Child Psychology - Level 5 introduced include an overview of attachment theory, the effects of separation, factors that can influence childhood development, an overview of personality development, an exploration of moral development, a series of common childhood developmental challenges and many more besides. Study Child Psychology - Level 5 in your own time with no deadlines or time restrictions, from any location worldwide!

Child psychologists dedicate their lives to the proactive contribution to the strong and healthy development of children of all ages. A position of unique responsibility, there is nothing more gratifying than knowing everything you do on a day-to-day basis makes a positive difference of the lives of those you work with. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t strictly necessary to obtain a degree-level child psychology qualification to work in the industry. Nevertheless, targeted study into the developing minds of babies, toddlers, older children and teenagers alike is mandatory for anyone looking to work in this truly extraordinary field.


Endorsed by ABC Awards


120 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office

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Child Psychology - Diploma

The career of the child psychologist is dedicated to the strong and healthy development of children, all the way from birth through to adolescence. A position that balances responsibilities and rewards in equal measures, there are few careers more fulfilling than that of the child psychologist. There’s no better feeling than that of knowing your everyday duties make a positive contribution to the lives of those you encounter. Contrary to popular belief, formal qualifications are not mandatory for those looking to join this extraordinary industry. Nevertheless, the most successful careers in childcare settings begin with targeted studies.

Child Psychology - Course Benefits

When studying for an advanced Child Psychology - Level 5 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.

Child Psychology - Learning Objectives

The content of this inspiring Child Psychology - Level 5 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.

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 Child Psychology - Diploma course of 12 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.

Upon successful completion of this Child Psychology - Level 5 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

Child Psychology - Course Outline

This intensive yet digestible Child Psychology - Level 5 is delivered across 12 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Unit 10 Problems of Infancy

This module covers the following topics:

  • Night Terrors, Sleepwalking, and Other Things
  • Protective Factors and Family Resources
  • Treatment of Night-Time Fears and Nightmares
  • Learning and Communication Difficulties
  • Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Family-based Approach to Management
  • Plus more

Unit 11 Problems of Childhood

This module covers the following topics:

  • Night Terrors, Sleepwalking, and Other Things
  • Protective Factors and Family Resources
  • Treatment of Night-Time Fears and Nightmares
  • Learning and Communication Difficulties
  • Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Family-based Approach to Management
  • Plus more

Unit 12 Problems of Adolescence

This module covers the following topics:

  • Drug Abuse
  • Becoming Street-Drug Free
  • Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Causes of Anorexia Nervosa
  • Therapy
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Main Treatments for Bulimia Nervosa:
  • Plus more

Who is this course for?

Child Psychology Diploma

Our endorsed Child Psychology - Level 5 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 Child Psychology - Level 5.

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.

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


Child Psychology - Level 5

No particular entry requirement.

OPTION-I: Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards

At the end of the course, learner can claim an endorsed certificate by paying £120 accreditation fee+postal charges.

Certificate of course Completion

(soft copy) can be claimed for £15. If you need hard copy of this certificate you will pay £25

OPTION-II: CPD Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course, a fee is payable for a CPD Accredited Diploma in PDF format or hard copy.

CPD Accredited Diploma (PDF format)=£30

CPD Accredited Diploma (Hardcopy)=£95

Postage Charges:

National £9

International £15

Career path

Child Psychology - Level 5

Upon successful completion of our Child Psychology - Level 5, candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • Caseworker
  • Childhood Education Specialist
  • Cognitive Behaviourist
  • Counsellor
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Professor
  • Program Director
  • Psychologist
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Youth Counselor
  • Youth Home Manager

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Is it possible to complete this course in less than 300 hours?


Dear Selin The course Child Psychology -Level 5 is totally flexible.There is no fixed time table for study.There are no specific dates or deadlines for the submission of assignments. You can plan your studies according to your own convenience and can submit the assignment when you are ready for it.

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