Diploma in Child Psychology 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.

Child psychology can help you understand children's behaviour
Unpredictable and often surprising, children are complex beings. A child psychology course can help you understand the mind of the child.

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

Two different editions

Our child psychology course is a 17 module course that can you can take either via a physical course pack that is delivered to your door or, should you prefer, delivered electronically for a lower price.

Once you've enrolled, you'll begin to receive the course materials.

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Who'll benefit from doing this Diploma 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

  • 17 study units
  • 3 online progress tests
  • One end-of-course online exam

You can take the tests and exams from home - you don't need to go to a study centre.

Course contents

For full details of the topics covered, see Course Contents

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.

Accreditation by NCFE

In addition to the Diploma that you will receive from the Blackford Centre, this course has been accredited at Level 3 by NCFE an awarding body recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Our course is accredited with NCFE

The course has been accredited under NCFE’s IIQ licence.

NCFE has been established since 1848. Over 340,000 learners from 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations choose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

To read more about NCFE please go to www.ncfe.org.uk

We are registered with NCFE under our trading name 'Home Study Courses Limited'.

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. You will also be able to make contact with our tutors who will guide you.


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.

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.

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