Child Psychology: QQI Level 6

Child in FieldNew Course. Early Deadline: Enrolling for Mondays.

Live Online, 18:30-21:30, from Monday 19 April for 12 weeks. €240* (€175 conc.)

This award is designed to provide the learner with knowledge and 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 4-18 years. The module is designed to help candidates to develop new ideas and competency which can be utilised in their workplace and in their interaction with the children and adolescents they work with. This module aims to promote good practice, equality and respect for diversity in early childhood education and care.

Course Requirements

Course Costs

Course costs already include QQI certification.

Grant Funding

Courses can be free for Social Welfare or PUP recipients with the Training Support Grant (up to €1,000 per year).

Online Classes

Now enrolling for Online classes.

Location: Online
Study online with live video-conferencing on Google Meet, email tutor support, free Google Docs and Microsoft Office Online, and your study notes and course materials online on Moodle. How do online classes work?.

Nights: Monday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 12 Weeks
Starting: Monday, 19 April 2021

Price: €250.00
*€240.00 with online discount, €175.00 for Social Welfare/PUP, €175.00 for Old Age Pension recipients, €150.00 for current and just graduated Mallow College day students. (Course costs already include QQI certification.)

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QQI 6N2023 Child Psychology, Level 6 (part of 6M2007)

Learning Outcomes

  • Research theories of developmental change and continuity in infancy, childhood and adolescence.
  • Evaluate a range of factors influencing and impacting on the psychological development of the child.
  • Appraise different theoretical models of child and adolescent development.
  • Assess the importance of transitions in influencing a sense of self.
  • Analyse different scientific methods and their application in relation to child behaviour and child development.
  • Critically evaluate how the role of social, biological, cultural and historical perspectives affect the development of children and adolescents.
  • Explore the development of gender consciousness and its impact on self-identity in children and young people.
  • Use empirical research in acquiring knowledge and informing best practice and constructing scientific knowledge in a specific child development, education and or care context.
  • Analyse the implications of own attitudes, values, beliefs and assumptions in relation to issues of relevant policies and best practice.
  • Identify personal learning goals and assist others in identifying learning and personal development goals.
  • Official QQI specifications and assessment breakdown: QQI 6N2023 Child Psychology, Level 6

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