Child Psychology Diploma Level 5

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Take steps to become a fully qualified clinical child psychologist and learn about the mental, social and emotional development of children in this Child Psychology – Level 5 course. This diploma course is endorsed by ABC Awards – an organisation that ensures professional, reputable certification for further education.

Develop your understanding of childhood development and child and adolescent psychology through real-world practical exercises and case studies. This child psychology course explores early childhood psychological development theories in-depth and can be studied part-time or full-time.

You will also gain insight into how genetics play a role in mental and physical development, as well as how various learning disabilities and behavioural disorders impair a child’s cognitive skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the modern child psychology profession
  • Develop your understanding of behaviour and theories that explain the complexities of child interactions
  • Obtain a comprehensive knowledge of attachment theory and its importance
  • Discover various factors that can positively and negatively influence the development
  • Learn to deal with a range of common emotional and developmental issues
  • Gain advanced knowledge of childhood communication and language development
  • Boost your confidence to identify and work with problems in infancy, childhood and adolescence
  • Get a deeper understanding of moral and ethical development in children
  • Sharpen your skills and talents to be put to use in a real-life working environment

Who is this Course for?

Our Child Psychology Diploma Level 5 is ideal for those who currently work in this field and have prior experience in a related role. Those who have been newly promoted and wish to develop their practical knowledge will also find this course extremely useful for their career progression. This advanced diploma provides expert industry information that can be studied at your convenience and in your own time, to work around your day-to-day schedule. On successful completion, you will receive an endorsed certificate of achievement, which is internationally-recognised, as proof of your new skills.

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Course Gate has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Course Gate to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met.  A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification.  For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Endorsed Certificate of Achievement

At the successful completion of the course, the learners can order an endorsed certificate by paying the fee of £108. There is an additional £10 postal charge for international students.

Certificate of Completion from Course Gate

At the successful completion of the course, the learners may order the Certificate of Completion from Course Gate (soft copy) by paying only £2. For the Printed hard copy of the certificate, the learners have to pay £9.

Career path

There are many career paths to take in the field of child psychology, including, but not limited to the following roles:

  • Behavioural Development Specialist
  • Caseworker
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Cognitive Behaviourist
  • Child Counsellor
  • Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Program Director
  • Child Psychologist

Course Curriculum

Module 01: Basics of Child Psychology
What is Child Psychology? 00:20:00
Defining Children and Childhood 00:30:00
Assessment Module 01
Module 01 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 02: Child Development Theories
Personality (Psychosocial) Development Theories 00:20:00
Growth & Development Theories 00:15:00
Cognitive (Intellectual) Development Theories 00:30:00
Social Learning Theories 00:30:00
Moral Reasoning Theories 00:30:00
Assessment Module 02
Module 02 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 03: Factors That Influence Development
Genetic Influences in Development 00:30:00
Influence of Attachment 00:20:00
Influence of Gender 00:30:00
Nutrition and Child Development 00:45:00
Assessment Module 03
Module 03 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 04: Different Types of Child Development
Physical Development 00:20:00
Cognitive Development 00:30:00
Social and Emotional Development 00:30:00
Moral and Ethical Development 00:15:00
Assessment Module 04
Module 04 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 05: Communication and Language Development
Promoting Communication Development 00:20:00
The Development of Language 00:10:00
Assessment Module 05
Module 05 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 06: Difficulties, Disabilities and Disorders
Difficulties in language development 00:05:00
Learning Disability 00:20:00
Behavioural Disorders 00:10:00
Phases of Grief 00:10:00
Assessment Module 06
Module 06 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 07: Caring Children With Special Needs
Caring for Children with Feeding  and Communication Differences 00:10:00
Caring for Children with Mobility Differences 00:05:00
Caring for The Child with Special Social and Emotional Needs 00:10:00
How to Care for Children with Complex Needs? 00:10:00
Assessment Module 07
Module 07 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 08: Understanding the Role of a Child Psychologist
High Intelligence & School Psychology 00:05:00
Roles and Responsibilities of an Educational Psychologist 00:05:00
Assessment Module 08
Module 08 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 09: Self Esteem & Confidence
Why self-esteem matters and How to Nurture it? 00:05:00
Confidence 00:05:00
Assessment Module 09
Module 09 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 10: Child Psychology - Applied
What is ‘Child Psychology’? 00:08:00
The Role of Child Psychologist 00:06:00
Where do Child Psychologists Work 00:07:00
Assessment Module 10
Module 10 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 11: Child Psychology - Theoretical Approach
Why do we need to learn theories? 00:08:00
Developmental Theories: What we are born with 00:09:00
Development Environment 00:09:00
Assessment Module 11
Module 11 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 12: Environmental & Socio-Cultural and Family & Schooling Factors in Development
‘Attachment’ factor in newborns 00:09:00
Socio-Cultural Factors in Child’s Development 00:08:00
Assessment Module 12
Module 12 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 13: Cognitive and Emotional Development
Language & Cognitive Development 00:07:00
Emotions & Feelings 00:06:00
Socialising with others 00:04:00
Thank You and Good Bye! 00:02:00
Assessment Module 13
Module 13 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 14: Babies from Birth to One Year
About the Course and your Tutor FREE 00:02:00
The Importance of Bonding 00:08:00
The Social and Emotional development: from birth to 1 yr 00:06:00
The Innate Reflexes of Newborn Babies 00:07:00
The Benefits of Testing at ‘Milestones’ 00:07:00
Assessment Module 14
Module 14 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 15: Stages and Sequences of Social and Emotional Development
The Importance of Social and Emotional Development 00:06:00
The Ages and Stages that Children go through 00:12:00
The Main theories in Developmental Psychology 00:07:00
The Importance of Positive Role Models 00:07:00
The Barriers to Achieving the ‘Milestones’ 00:07:00
The Importance of Unconditional Love 00:06:00
Assessment Module 15
Module 15 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Module 16: Language and Linguistic Skills Development
Forms of communication 00:05:00
What is ‘Pre-linguistic’ form of communication 00:05:00
The Active and the Passive Communication 00:06:00
The Importance of Opportunities in Development of the Skills 00:05:00
The Importance of Body Language 00:06:00
Assessment Module 16
Module 16 Final Quiz Exam – Child Psychology 00:10:00
Resources – Child Psychology Diploma Level 5 00:00:00
Recommended Readings
Recommended Readings – Child Psychology Diploma Level 5 6 days, 6 hours

Course Reviews


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  1. Child Psychology Diploma Level 5


    This was an engaging and interesting course. The materials easy to use and professional. I would recommend to anyone interested in this field to further their academic and vocational study.

  2. A mash up


    I have been a Social Worker for 10 years and I won’t say this course did nothing for me – I do have areas of weakness in respect of younger child’s development and I think this course will have helped rectify some of that. However, as a course, it is poor – some of the information on law and benefits, for example, is from the US and some of it is from the UK – they need to make it clear which audience they are writing for and structure the course accordingly. The ‘tutor’ who appears in later videos isn’t even a clinical psychologist for children.

    Other elements of the instruction are clearly taken from other sources and it is very repetitive – the same theories examined minimally over and over again, rather than providing any depth on each topic. There are no extra readings provided during the course and a Child Psychology handbook is simply scanned in when you finish. Would it really have taken that much to identify some relevant freely available journal articles and provide those to us in order to supplement the education we receive.

    I think online learning is an essential resource through which busy professionals can fill in learning gaps and that Coursegate have let themselves, students and the children we work with down here. The ‘




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