Child Psychology Level 3

Our course code: X309

Course fee £375 or from £28 per month

Enrol on our course

Explore a fascinating area of psychology with our Child Psychology course. Whether you work with children, teach or you’re a parent wanting to know more, you’ll learn about how children think and process information.

This is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 in Child Psychology regardless of reason; further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, this Level 3 Child Psychology course can be completed from the comfort of your own home at your own pace at a time to suit you! Complete as quickly or as slowly as you want. Parents, teachers, nurses, nursery workers, babysitters indeed all of us, being exposed to young children at one time or another, can enrich both our social experience and that of children by understanding children and the developmental processes they experience.

This course would be of value to anyone who works or lives with children, people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practice of Child Psychology, and the development of children and an ideal course for teachers wanting to get some background information on the psychological understanding of the “Little ones”.

This is a fascinating course and is an excellent way to gain an insight as to how a child’s mind works and develops. Understanding the reasons for the behaviour of children can help your parenting skills, enabling you to become a better parent or carer.

On this Level 3 Child Psychology course you will:

  • Understand the things and situations that can affect how a child behaves
  • Be provided with the skills and knowledge to help a child to reach his or her maximum potential
  • Develop an awareness of psychological approaches to the understanding of child development
  • Develop a recognition of the application of developmental psychology to certain aspects of child care and education
  • Create an awareness of different methodological approaches to psychological investigation
  • Develop a range of skills in using psychological methods.

Discover how children think and process information with this unique exploration into the world of child psychology.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.

Study Hours

Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Introduction: Approaches to Child Psychology
  • Psychology is a Science
  • Approaches to Child Psychology
  • Nature/Nurture
  • The Evolutionary Approach
  • The Social Approach
  • Ensuring Compliance
  • The Information-Processing Approach
  • The Psychodynamic Approach
2: Theories of Development
  • Age-Related Stages of Development
  • Kohlberg’s Stage Theory Of Gender Development
  • Dr. John Money’s BioSocial Theory
  • Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalysis In Vienna
  • Language, Moral, and Perceptual Development
  • Erikson’s Theory Of Psychosocial Development
  • Classical Conditioning
  • Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
  • The Bobo Doll Experiment By Bandura
3: Methodology and Report Writing
  • Research
  • The Survey Method
  • Qualitative Methodology: Naturalistic Observations And Interviews
  • Report Writing
4: Disorder During Childhood
  • Positive Psychology
  • Concepts of Disorder in Childhood
  • Case Studies
  • Multiple Attachments
  • Biological and Educational Abnormalities in Development
5: Applications – from Theory to Practice
  • Play
  • Controversy: Parental Involvement
  • Defining Play
  • The Psychodynamic Approach To Play
  • Piaget And Play
  • Interventions
  • The Biopsychosocial Approach

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!