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Developmental Psychology

About the Level 2 Developmental Psychology Certificate

The aim of developmental psychology is to understand and explain how humans grow and change throughout their lives. Professionals within this field examine developments and patterns in human actions, feelings and behaviour from childhood, right through to old age. This course has been designed as an introduction to the field, aiming to give students grounding in the subject.

First of all, this distance learning course aims to examine how behaviour develops. Then, during the following modules, students will study topics including: personality, social development, identification and early life development. Altogether, the material should take approximately 60 hours to complete, but we suggest that students work at their own pace.

Who should study this course?

This distance learning course has been designed specifically for individuals with little to no knowledge of developmental psychology. The materials form a solid introduction to the field, providing a firm platform for further study.

As this is an entry level course, there are no prerequisites to fulfil before enrolling. All we ask is that students have an interest in learning about developmental psychology theories and have the motivation to engage in home study.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this home learning course with learndirect, students will have a foundation of knowledge in developmental psychology. If students want to broaden their understanding, the may choose to embark on further online courses.

If, on finishing this course, a student wanted to become a developmental psychologist, or a psychologist in general, then they would have to obtain a university degree and a masters degree. If they do this, they could find work in one of these roles:

  • Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Aggression

Addiction

Alienation

Suicide

Mental illness

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Developmental Psychology Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect 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 2 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Developmental Psychology

About the Level 2 Developmental Psychology Certificate

The aim of developmental psychology is to understand and explain how humans grow and change throughout their lives. Professionals within this field examine developments and patterns in human actions, feelings and behaviour from childhood, right through to old age. This course has been designed as an introduction to the field, aiming to give students grounding in the subject.

First of all, this distance learning course aims to examine how behaviour develops. Then, during the following modules, students will study topics including: personality, social development, identification and early life development. Altogether, the material should take approximately 60 hours to complete, but we suggest that students work at their own pace.

Who should study this course?

This distance learning course has been designed specifically for individuals with little to no knowledge of developmental psychology. The materials form a solid introduction to the field, providing a firm platform for further study.

As this is an entry level course, there are no prerequisites to fulfil before enrolling. All we ask is that students have an interest in learning about developmental psychology theories and have the motivation to engage in home study.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this home learning course with learndirect, students will have a foundation of knowledge in developmental psychology. If students want to broaden their understanding, the may choose to embark on further online courses.

If, on finishing this course, a student wanted to become a developmental psychologist, or a psychologist in general, then they would have to obtain a university degree and a masters degree. If they do this, they could find work in one of these roles:

  • Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Child Psychologist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

Aggression

Addiction

Alienation

Suicide

Mental illness

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 2 Developmental Psychology Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect 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 2 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 learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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