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Course Overview

Fast track your career in child psychology with an acknowledged skill and learn from the experts, with this introductory Child Psychology Diploma. This comprehensive training course is designed to provide learners with in-depth knowledge of the main theories of child developmental psychology and cognitive development, covering the stages of social and emotional development in children and babies. Key topics include the importance of bonding, communication, and innate reflexes of newborns.

Please note that this course does not entitle you to join the HCPC register or recognised Practitioner Psychologists. But you will come across all the basic guidelines of Psychology to boost and shine your knowledge in this particular field of Psychology.

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • The fundamental stages of child development
  • The main theories in child development psychology
  • Body language and forms of communication
  • The Unconscious Mind: Id, Ego and Superego. Psychoanalytical Theory
  • The Importance of Bonding

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the stages of social and emotional development in children and babies
  • Learn about the main psychological theories in cognitive development
  • Develop the expert skills to kickstart a successful career in child psychology
  • Identify the barriers to achieving milestones and how to overcome them
  • Familiarise with the main theories of developmental psychology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of active and passive communication in children

Your Path to Success

The average starting salary for a child psychologist in the UK is £30,401 to £37,267. On successful completion, you will receive an accredited certificate of achievement which you can use to kickstart your career and prove your skills, knowledge, dedication and competency in this field.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Psychology & counselling
  • Empathy and communication
  • Active Listening skills
  • Business skills

Is This Child Psychology Diploma Course Right for You?

This course is a must for anyone looking to kickstart a career in the field of child psychology. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited and complete the course with the freedom to study at your own pace. There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement by the Quality Licence Scheme

An endorsed certificate will be issued for the learners as proof of their achievement after the completion of this course.

After successful course completion, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Only for £99 you can order and get endorsed certificates delivered to your home. International students have to pay an extra £10 as a postage charge.

CPD & IAO Certification from HF Online

The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this course to achieve the CPD & IAO certificates. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.


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. Academy for Health & Fitness will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Assessment Method

You have to complete the assignment questions given at the end of the course and score a minimum of 60% to pass the exam and to achieve Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificates.

Our expert trainers will assess your assignment and give you feedback after you submit the assignment. 

Course Curriculum

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
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
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
Cognitive Development
The Importance of Cognitive Development 00:03:00
The Main Psychological Theories in Cognitive Development 00:07:00
The Appropriate Opportunities for Cognitive Development 00:04:00
The Unconscious Mind: Id, Ego and Superego. Psychoanalytical Theory 00:06:00
Thank You and Good Bye! 00:02:00
Assignment- Child Development & Psychology Diploma 2 weeks, 1 day
Order Your Certificate
Claim Your QLS Certificate 00:00:00


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  1. Interesting course


    All in all it was a very interesting course

Child Development & Psychology Diploma