Child development Training

What will I learn?

  • Understand the different theories of child development

  • Understand intellectual, physiological, physical and emotional child development transitions

  • Understand different theories of attachment

  • Understand ways to identify and support potential developmental delays

  • Understand how young people experience and react to loss

  • Understand ways to promote and strengthen resilience 

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the theory of child development

  2. Describe stages of child development and patterns of behaviour from birth onwards

  3. Explain and evaluate theories and impacts of the theories of Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Arnold Gesell, John Bowlby, Jean Piaget, lbert Bandura and Abraham Maslow

  4. Analyse social, biological and cognitive child development theories and their meaning

  5. Explain different types of attachment theories

  6. Describe how children and young people experience and react to loss

  7. Analyse possible reasons for developmental delay and how to monitor and support young people

  8. Explain the importance of play in child development and how play skills become long term developments

  9. Explain and evaluate intellectual, physiological, physical and emotional child development transitions

  10. Describe ways of supporting and strengthening the resilience of children and young people

Part One Childhood Development 

  • Perspectives of Childhood and Education (40 credits)

  • Understanding Challenging Behaviour (40 credits)

  • Child Development and Play (40 credits)

Part Two: Childhood Development 

  • Play and Learning (20 credits)

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People (20 credits)

  • Inside the Mind of the Child (40 credits)

  • Equality and Diversity in Practice - optional (40 credits) 

  • Assessment and Intervention for Challenging Behaviour - optional (40 credits) 

Part Three: Childhood Development 

  • Health, wellbeing and development (20 credits)

  • Leading and managing others - optional (40 credits) 

  • Literacy and numeracy in focus - optional (20 credits) 

  • Learning and teaching in primary schools - optional (20 credits) 

  • Behaviour change in homes, schools and communities - optional (20 credits) 

  • Practical skills in behaviour analysis - optional (20 credit) 

  • Embracing Neurodiversity (20 credits)