Child Psychology Level 3

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.
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Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X309

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Study Hours

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

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 a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

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.


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
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.
Section 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

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 12 months.

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.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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