Course Description

Child Psychology QQI Level 6

Kilroy’s College

This QQI Child Psychology home study course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to understand child psychology from 4-18 years.

The purpose of this award is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of child psychology relevant to childhood education and care settings. It will help you to develop new ideas and competencies which can be utilised judiciously in your workplace and in your interaction with the children and adolescents you work with.

This module is one of the mandatory modules required for obtaining the Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education. This module is a statement of the standards to be achieved to gain a minor award in Child Psychology at Level 6 (QQI component certificate 6N2023) with Credit Value 15.

Course Contents


Developmental change and continuity

Factors in psychological development

Theoretical models in development


Scientific methods and their application in relation to child behaviour and child development

Role of social, biological, cultural and historical perspectives on development

Development of gender consciousness



Learning goals

This course is ideal for childcare facility owners, managers, supervisors and individuals already involved in or new to childcare and who wish to gain a professional, nationally recognised and accredited qualification in childcare.

Child Psychology Course Assessment

Throughout the course material you will find self-assessments and exercises to complete. These should not be returned to the College. They are a form of self-examination and reflection and should be used as a study aid. As soon as you have completed the course you will be required to submit a mandatory project to your Kilroy’s College tutor for assessment and grading. The project carries 60% of the final grade. In addition you will be required to submit two assignments. Each of two assignments carries 20% of the final grade. All work submitted must be your own and the course must be completed within 12 weeks of receiving your study units. Work submitted will be marked by your tutor, checked by an internal verifier and also by an independent QQI external authenticator.


All your course work and any correspondence with the college will be treated as strictly private and confidential. On the successful completion of your course, you will receive a QQI Level 6 Component Certificate in Child Psychology (6N2023) from QQI in recognition of your educational achievement.


  • The College is open all year, so you can start studying at any time.
  • This Child Psychology QQI Level 6 course allows you the flexibility and confidentiality of studying at home without having to take time out from work or other personal commitments.
  • It offers you valuable savings in time and transportation because you complete your entire course from home.
  • Once enrolled, you will receive everything that you need to get started in your student study pack.


Course Code 6N2023
College Name Kilroy’s College
Course Category Childcare, Education
Course Type Distance Learning
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 2
Delivery mode Distance Learning
Course Fee 198
Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Times All year enrolling
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 6 Component Certificate in Child Psychology
Entry Requirements To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications.
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Kilroy’s College

(01) 662 0539
Wentworth House, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Kilroy’s College
Wentworth House, Dublin, Republic of Ireland