Diploma in Child Psychology at DBS

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This DBS Diploma in Child Psychology will be of benefit anyone with an interest in the psychology and development of the child. From those with experience in the field to anyone with experience of children from the classroom to the home. It is an introduction to the world of the child and the discipline of psychology. This course introduces the theoretical aspects of psychology and applies them to practical areas of child psychology and development.

Programme Aims and Objectives

The aim of this course is to give participants a grounding in the area of child psychology. Necessary to this is accessing the language, methods and ethics of psychology as applied to child development. Specifically the student will gain an insight into the cognitive, social and emotional development of the child. This progression will build into areas of applied child psychology.

This course covers material for students who work in the fields of childcare, special needs and the teaching fields but may not have access to a dedicated course in psychology. The course develops from general to applied issues in psychology and is also suitable for anyone with an interest child development. In completing the course the student will be informed on the current methods and practice of child psychology as well as gaining access to the language and methods of psychology as a whole.


Assessment of this Diploma is through an individual course project. The project formulation begins from lecture five and can be developed in conjunction with the instructor. The aim of the project is to allow the student to develop and analyse an area on child psychology using the tools and skills provided by the course. It facilitates the examination of a wide range of areas while engaging interest. All topics are approved by the instructor and designed to reflect a critical analysis of the discipline of child psychology. The project is 100% of the course grade.

Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

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Gemma Creagh

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