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Aim: To deliver a course that provides learners with a strong grounding in how the developmental domains of childhood (physical, thinking, social and emotional) influence the overall ‘psyche’ development of the individual.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a childcare capacity.

Classroom – 4 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time


Online  – Commence at a time suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

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Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 Credits towards 120 credits in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6 award 6M2007


Some learning outcomes of the component include:

  1. Research theories of development change and continuity in infancy, childhood and adolescence
  2. Evaluate a range of factors influencing and impacting on the psychological development of the child
  3. Appraise different theoretical models of child and adolescent development
  4. Assess the importance of transitions in influencing a sense of self
  5. Analyse different scientific methods and their application in relation to child behaviour and child development
  6. Critically evaluate how the role of social, biological, cultural and historical perspectives affect the development of children and adolescent
  7. Explore the development of gender consciousness and its impact on self- identity in children and young people
  8. Use empirical research in acquiring knowledge, informing best practice and constructing scientific knowledge in a specific child development, education and or care context


Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 5 certificate standard of education or extensive childcare experience. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Project 60% Assignment 40% Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Childcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 6.

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One Comment

  1. Uche udeze November 21, 2018 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    I want to do child psychology

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