Certificate in Child Development

Learn how children develop psychologically and what influences their behaviour & thinking

This online course helps parents and child care workers understand how they can provide an environment that nurtures a child’s development. You’ll understand how a child’s cognitive abilities develop and gain insights into their emotional and social behaviour.

Key Benefits

  • Extend your knowledge of child behaviour and child development.
  • Learn skills to help children grow and develop
  • Clear, in-depth information
  • Receive support via phone or email from our experienced tutors

Learn how children develop psychologically as they grow, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, reinforcement and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. Anyone who lives or works with children will gain valuable insights into child behaviour.

Career Projections

The healthcare industry is Irelands largest employer. The Department of Health estimates that there will be a 4.3% increase in jobs over the next 5 years resulting in an increase in supply for Medical Reception related jobs. The salary range for health graduates is between €18 556 – €22,728. Health graduates tend to work in industries such as Health Care and Social Assistance.

Sources: Neuvoo Ireland, Department of Health

Course Summary

Investment: €499 or from only €25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

Assessments: Covering two comprehensive modules. A combination of multiple choice, short answers, essays, etc.

Delivery and support: Online with tutor support via email or phone.

Duration: 120 hours. Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete in 12 weeks.

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months before you complete.

Course Contents

  • PSCG230 – Child Development – Birth to Three Years
  • PSCG231 – Behaviour Management
  • PSCG232 – Introduction to Child Nutrition
  • PSCG233 – Nutrition in Pre-Pregnancy
  • PSCG234 – Nutrition in Pregnancy
  • PSCG235 – Nutrition in Infants
  • PSCG236 – Nutrition in Childhood
  • PSCG237 – Nutritional Concerns
  • PSCG238 – Healthy Eating Behaviour
  • PSCG239 – Issues with Obesity
  • PSCG240 – Diet Plans
  • PSCG152 – Introduction to Child Psychology
  • PSCG214 – The newborn infant
  • PSCG204 – States and senses of the infant
  • PSCG157 – Learning
  • PSCG129 – Emotions and Socialisation
  • PSCG110 – Cognitive development
  • PSCG156 – Language development
  • PSCG148 – Intelligence
  • PSCG200 – Socialisation – Part A
  • PSCG169 – Morality
  • PSCG197 – Child Sexuality
  • PSCG201 – Socialisation – Part B

This Course is accredited by ICOES

The International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES) guarantees you a high standard of content with measurable outcomes from a reputable training organisation. ICOES is the accrediting body that monitors and continually develops the educational standards of online teaching institutions.

Receive unlimited support from experienced tutors!

Our professional tutors at The Career Academy are industry experts who are passionate about helping students succeed.

They’re committed to providing exceptional online course support and personal tutoring to help you succeed. Throughout your course, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support via phone and email.

Be awarded with an Industry & Employer Recognised Certificate

Upon successful completion of your course, you’ll be presented with a Professional Certificate by The Career Academy. This is an industry recognised certificate which will go a long way to helping you get a new job or promotion. You’ll also be given access to our exclusive Career Centre and be eligible for a free CV Review.

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1. Click on “Get Started Now”

2. Decide payment option – full payment or no deposit, interest free payment plan from only €25/week

3. Receive your course login details via email and start learning!

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