The Blackford Centre for Child Psychology
Distance Learning Child Psychology Diploma Course
Learn how to help children achieve their potential.
If you find the inquisitive mind of the child fascinating, you'll find this course a delight from start to finish.
And if you ever wonder how you can help troubled children, this course will provide the answers you need.
It's refreshingly free from jargon (unlike most other courses!), and it's more practical in what it teaches. For example, you'll learn:
How to diagnose problems
Tips for helping children
How to communicate with children
How is the course delivered?
The Diploma in Child Psychology is a 20 module course that is delivered in a physical course pack, and via email through weekly intervals for each module.
Who'll benefit from doing this course?
The course is suitable for anyone who wants to know more about child psychology.
It's especially suitable for people who work with children (or plan to do so). That includes childminders, nursery workers, teachers, teaching assistants and babysitters.
If you're a parent who wants to understand their child or children better, you'll enjoy this course. It will help you become a better parent, and let you raise happier, more balanced and more successful children.
Are there prior requirements for enrolling?
There are no prior requirements for enrolling on this course. You don't need to have previously studied child psychology, or any other course.
What's included in the course fee
- 20 study units
- 5 online tests
For full details of the topics covered, see Course syllabus
Outcomes of the Course
At the end of the course:
- You'll understand the essentials of child psychology.
- You'll be familiar with the major psychologists and their theories.
- You'll know the key issues in child psychology, including attachment.
- You'll have learnt about aggression, intelligence, parenting styles, stereotyping, and anti-social behaviour.
- You'll understand children's behaviour better, and know how to modify it.
- You'll know how to carry out experiments in child psychology.
How the course works
The course consists of informative text for you to read, which are backed up by online tests which help to check that you've understood the text.
But we also offer a guarantee: if you don't like the course (for any reason), just email us to cancel at any time within 60 days of receiving your pack, and we'll refund your course fees.
Why do we give this refund? Because we don't like to part on bad terms (life's too short). And we'd prefer you to say nice things about us.
But, you ask, does anyone actually claim a refund? Absolutely! Around five per cent of our students ask for their money back each month. And we're happy to pay them, because we know that the best course in the world won't suit every single person.
You study the course at home. You don't attend a classroom. This means you can study when it's convenient for you, rather than have to get to classes at places or times you may not be able to get to.
Is there any further reading?
You don't have to do further reading, but you will get more out of the course if you do so.
Our course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that we have undergone an external quality check to ensure that our organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. ABC Awards' endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 Award against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government . They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the nourational Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
Read more about our course accreditation
There are many other opportunities for people who study this course.
With parents lacking the kind of support they once had from grandparents and neighbours, they're often desperate for answers.
In the absence of a child psychologist, parents turn to teachers, teaching assistants, youth workers, child minders and counsellors.
People in these professions need to understand child psychology. If you work in a area that deals with young people, and you're able to provide solutions to these problems, you'll greatly improve your chances of getting a job, getting promotion or succeeding in self-employment.
If you have any questions, call us on 0800 781 1715 (or +44 1373 837 464 if you're outside the UK) and we'll answer any queries you have.
We look forward to helping you succeed.
With best wishes
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