Child Psychology

  • Course overview

    Child Psychology Level 6 Course

    5 star reviews   'Very worthwhile child psychology course and really helped me in my work with children '  Maire Connolly - Read more Reviews

    This Child Psychology course is a part-time evening course and is the study of 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 conception to Adolescence. 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. 

    Areas covered include:

    - Emergence of Mind: Consciousness and Mind
    - Cognition
    - Social Development
    - Aggressive Behaviour
    - Social Development
    - Intelligence

    What is a child psychologist? 
    Many children have to cope with the stresses of life like divorce, death, and family or school transitions. A child psychologist will assist children with a variety of developmental issues, from learning disabilities to severe mental illness. Child psychology observes how a child interacts with their parents, themselves, and the world, to understand their mental development.

    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.


    Award body: QQI
    Course Project
    Case Assignment

    Award:  Child Psychology QQI Level 6 Minor Award 6N2023 Further Education and Training
    Award Body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

    Successful Candidates can progress to Level 6 Major Award Childhood Care and Education 6M2007 

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  • Modules

    1. Overview of Child Psychology
    2. Learning and Development
    3. Child Behaviour & development and Learning
    4. Development of Self: Transitions from Childhood to Adulthood
  • Fees

    Classroom course is € 950.00 
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    Live Online Classes 
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    Live online course is € 780.00
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    How do I book

    Online Booking: Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place 

    The balance of fees is due before programme commencement .and can be paid by clicking here

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

    Sponsorship: Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.


Course timetable

  • Online Learning

    • Start: Tuesday 5th Octboer 2021
    • End: December 2021
    • Assigments: 3 Assignments
    • Duration: 10 Weeks 1 night per week 18.30 -21.30 Live Online Classes
    • Level: 6
    • Places: Limited Places Available



Samantha is an experienced Owner Manager and practitioner of a Pre-School providing the ECCE scheme for the last nine years. She has an excellent record of attending many workshops and courses held by South Dublin Childcare Committee (S.D.C.C.) and Early Childcare Ireland (E.C.I.) that advocates for childcare professionals to engage in continuous professional development. Samantha holds an array of qualifications including the Train the Trainer Qualification, HETAC Level 5 & 6 in Childcare and a Level 8 BA in Early Years Teaching from Maynooth University. Samantha lectures on Child Psychology with CMI. 

Jackie Durkan is a business owner and operates a successful creche business in Citywest. She holds a BA Hons in Early Childhood Education and Care  and has completed a number of courses including Train the Trainer - QQIL6 course. She currently teachs Child Psychology for CMI.


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