Children have to cope with the stresses of life like divorce, death, and family or school transitions. The study of child psychology will help you understand child developmental issues, from learning disabilities to severe mental illness. A huge part of child psychology is observation and recording how a child interacts with their environment and understanding the subconscious and conscious development of children.
On this child psychology course, you will learn the cognitive, social and emotional development of the child and the developmental stages of childhood from age 3 to thirteen. You will learn how to apply child psychology concepts and understand the psychological situations that can affect how a child behaves in the context of his/her family, school and our larger society.
Whether you are a parent yourself or work within the childcare profession this course will provide you with the range of skills and knowledge to help you facilitate child development. The Certificate course leads to a QQI level 6 Minor award in Child Psychology.