The Certificate in the Psychology of Children and Young People gives you the requisite knowledge of these two important disciplines to begin your career.
This Certificate program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in the Psychology of Children and Young People.
The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):
Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)
- BPS101 Introduction to Psychology
- BPS102 Psychology and Counselling
- BPS210 Developmental Psychology
- BPS104 Child Psychology
- Research Project I
Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)
Select one module from the list below:
- BPS108 Biopsychology
- BPS109 Counselling Skills I
Brief Module Descriptions
BPS101 Introduction to Psychology
Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a persons psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.
BPS102 Psychology and Counselling
Develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions, and apply that knowledge in real world situations such as counselling or advisory roles.
BPS104 Child Psychology
Learn how children develop psychologically as they grow, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, einforcement, and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. Anyone who lives or works with children will gain valuable insights into child behaviour. Students of counselling or pscyhology will be better prepared to understand childhood influences on later adult behaviour.
BPS210 Developmental Psychology
Understand how physiological and psychological changes over the lifespan affect human behaviour. Parents and carers will gain greater insight into issues that present particular challenges at different stages of the life span, especially from adolescence to old age. This module also sets the theoretical framework complementing the Child Psychology module.
Research Project I
This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.
BPS302 Life Coaching
Develop an appreciation of how different perceptions of the world can be just as critical as knowledge, skill and opportunity in a person’s success or failure. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client.
Our behaviour is influenced by both our psychological and our physical conditions. Moreover, our state of mind and our physical conditions affect each other. This course will further your understanding of human psychology and health with scientific insights into the body-mind relationship. Therefore, it is of particular interest to those who have studied or want to study psychology, as well as to health practitioners.
How Will I Learn?
The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.
Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.
What Support Will I Get?
You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.
When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma.