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Get Teaching Assistant, Special Educational Needs (SEN) Advanced, Child Psychology, Psychology - Advanced, and Special Educational Needs (SEN) in this Bundle

1. Teaching Assistant: Learn How To Support The Teachers, Pupils And The School As A Whole

If you want to make a positive difference in the lives of youngsters then a job as a teaching assistant is an ideal choice! Every child is different, with diverse needs and abilities and you will never have two days alike. “Challenging but extremely rewarding” are the words we often hear.

Your role is one of support and you will find this 10 module distance learning course has been carefully prepared with that in mind. You will learn how to support the teachers, pupils and the school as a whole. The National Curriculum is the central foundation upon which lessons are structured and there is a whole module to deal with planning, evaluating and assisting pupils during all curriculum based learning activities.

Now read through the syllabus and realise how the structure of this course can help you to enjoy your vocation as an effective, caring and professional Teaching Assistant

2. Special Educational Needs (SEN) Advanced: Learn how to effectively work with children with special educational needs

This Special Educational Needs Advanced course is a progression from our Special Educational Needs course. The advanced course delves deeper into the theoretical foundation and prepares students even further to effectively work with children with special educational needs.

Students will learn the definitions and key principles of special educational needs, as well as the fundamental aspects of specific difficulties and disorders, from moderate learning disabilities to autism.

This course is ideal for those who have completed our teaching assistant courses and our Special Educational Needs (SEN) course. It is also suitable for those who simply have general interest in the topic and would like to deepen their understanding of working with SEN children.

3. Child Psychology: Gain fundamental knowledge of the development of children

Child psychology is the study of the mental, social and emotional development of children from birth through to adolescence. It examines changes in motor skills, cognitive development, language acquisition, and identity formation.

This in-depth Child Psychology course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of the development of children and will give you an integral insight into why children behave the way they do.

4. Psychology - Advanced: Gain An Understanding Of The Approaches On Human Thought And Behaviour

Have you ever wondered why you are afraid of spiders, and what you can do to cure yourself? Have you ever despaired over the prejudice and discrimination in the world and wondered what can be done about it?

Have you ever watched a week-old baby seemingly studying intently the people and objects around it and wondered what on earth it makes of its new world, and just what thoughts, if any, might be going through its mind?

If you have answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, then you'll find this distance learning psychology course a source of constant fascination as we examine a wide range of psychological topics and answer all of these questions.

Covering areas of psychology from child development to emotional disorders and social psychology, our online psychology course will give you an advanced understanding of the various approaches to this fascinating study of human thought and behaviour.

5. Special Educational Needs (SEN): Learn how to understand a child with special educational needs

Special Educational Needs’ refers to learning difficulties or disabilities that make learning, communication or behaviour more challenging for a child with these special needs than for others of a similar age. Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) course addresses learning outcomes related to aspects of working with children who have specific special educational needs and requirements.

If you want to work with children and/or young people with special educational needs, then this course is for you.

About Special Educational Needs (SEN)

By the end of this special education needs course training you will be able to:

  1. Understand child and young person development
  2. Understand how to support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements
  3. Understand how to support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
  4. Understand how to support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
  5. Understand the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Download printer friendly course content

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Teaching Assistant Online 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Teaching Assistant Online Course

Module 1 — Supporting the Teacher
• The learning environment
• Pupil behaviour
• Observing and recording

Module 2 — Supporting the Pupil
• Care and support
• Health and hygiene
• Child protection

Module 3 — Supporting the Curriculum
• The National Curriculum
• Planning, evaluating and assisting pupils during all learning activities

Module 4 — Supporting the School
• Legal requirements
• School organisation
• Policies and procedures

Module 5 — Supporting ICT in the Classroom
• Preparation and maintenance of ICT equipment
• Supporting the use of ICT equipment
• Keeping pupil records

Module 6 — Supporting Pupils with Special Education Needs
• Inclusion and special educational needs
• Support for learners

Module 7 — Supporting Literacy Development
• Supporting the development of reading skills
• Supporting the development of writing skills
• Supporting the development of speaking and listening skills

Module 8 — Supporting Numeracy Development
• Supporting the development of number skills
• Supporting the development of problem solving and data handling skills
• Supporting the understanding of measures, shape and space

Module 9 — Working with Others
• Working in teams
• Working with colleagues
• Working with other professionals and parents

Course 2 - Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SEN) Advanced Online Course

Module One: Definitions and key principles of special educational needs (SEN)

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Outline a working definition of special educational needs referring to the law and what this means in practice
  2. Provide a brief explanation of the main theories of learning development
  3. Explain what personalisation is, how it is different from differentiation in learning, and how it may be beneficial to children with SEN
  4. Understand key principles of coaching and mentoring for children with SEN and how parents can assist, and be assisted, with supporting the learning process.
  5. Understand the different ways in which children with SEN can be monitored and assessed for outcome achievement.

Module Two: Moderate learning disabilities

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the main ‘events’ throughout education history that have informed our current working knowledge defining moderate learning disabilities, and of educating children with these.
  2. Provide a brief explanation of the two models of disability, and explain ‘false opposition’ and its implications on the ways in which we educate children with moderate learning disabilities.
  3. Understand perceptions of, and attitudes to children with moderate learning disabilities, and how to make these more positive in the classroom.
  4. Understand the effects moderate learning disabilities can have on a child’s abilities to  form long-term social relationships.
  5. Understand effective processes of assessing and identifying moderate learning disabilities.

Module Three: Autism

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the condition of autism according to the triad of impairments and sensory problems, and understand how these might affect a young person’s learning.
  2. Explain some of the key psychological theories about autism.
  3. Provide a brief overview of a variety of interventions, including TEACCH that can be used at school to assist a child with autism in learning
  4. Help to assist with identifying the needs of a child with autism (strengths & weaknesses profile, SCERTS assessment process, self-assessment, pupil involvement)
  5. Discuss how teachers and assistants at school can assist parents and families with educational support of their child.

Module Four: Behavioural, social, and emotional difficulties

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the difficulties a child may have around social skills and emotional competencies, and how this may affect them at school.
  2. Understand the government ‘social and emotional aspects of learning’ (SEAL) programme.
  3. Understand the principles of the five main psychological approaches to understanding behaviour
  4. Understand the ways in which genetic factors are understood to link with environmental factors and influence behaviour in children.
  5. Describe some of the therapeutic approaches that can be used to help children with behavioural, social, and emotional problems.

Module Five: Specific learning difficulties

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the core features of the four main specific learning difficulties, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
  2. Explain the principles of good practice associated with teaching reading and writing
  3. Describe good practice approaches for teaching children with dyscalculia.
  4. Describe the ways in which dyspraxia can affect a child’s learning, and how certain teaching practices can assist the learning process.

Module Six: Speech and language, and global communication issues

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the different aspects of speech, language, and communication issues that may be experienced by pupils, and which pupils may be more at risk of these problems.
  2. Describe typical speech and language development milestones.
  3. Understand the principles of Wave 3 interventions for SLCN, and how these can be made effective.
  4. Understand the principle of provision mapping, and how it can help children with SLCN
  5. Understand how to set targets and measure the progress of pupils with SLCN.

Course 3 - Certificate in Child Psychology Online Course

Major Developmental Issues

Unit One: The First Year of Life

  • Infant reflexes; Social development during the first year of life including the social smile and onset of fear of strangers.

Unit Two: The Formation of Attachments

  • Imprinting; Attachment (Bowlby) including cross-cultural studies; Harlow and surrogate mothers; Relevance of animal studies in child development.

Unit Three: Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachments

  • Maternal deprivation; Implications of theories of attachment and maternal deprivation when placing children with surrogates.

Unit Four: The Home, Family and School

  • Group vs family care and studies of effects of maternal employment and father absent families; Importance of peers and siblings.

Unit Five: Basic Principles of Research Methods

  • Nature and purpose of research, what is an experiment, supporting and refuting hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, control of variables, standardised instructions and procedures, methods of sampling, design of investigations.

Unit Six: The Development of Visual Perception

  • Introduction to the nature/nurture debate on visual perception; Fantz - form perception; Gibson and Walk - depth perception; how the physiology of the human visual system helps us judge depth and distance; Bower - size constancy; animal experiments on early sensory deprivation.

Unit Seven: The Development of Language and Communication

  • Development of non-verbal communication in humans, gestures etc; comparisons with non-human primates; outline of language development in humans; including naturalistic observational in humans; including naturalistic observational studies and criticisms of these; Innate and reinforcement theories.

Unit Eight: Intelligence and Intelligence Testing

  • Definitions of intelligence; mental age and IQ; Tests of intelligence; Advantages and disadvantages of IQ testing.

Unit Nine: Nature/Nurture Debate in the Study of Intelligence

  • Twins studies; stability of IQ; Are early experiences decisive for later development?

Unit Ten: Data Collection and Interpretation

  • Tables and histograms, correlation and scattergrams; Mean; Range; Drawing conclusions from data.


The Child as an Individual

Unit Eleven: How Children Think

  • Piaget's theory of cognitive development; including studies of egocentrism and criticisms of his work.

Unit Twelve: Learning Theory - How Behaviour is Acquired

  • Learning and conditioning - classical conditioning and operant conditioning; including explanations of extinction, discrimination and generalisation; positive and negative reinforcement; Social Learning Theory and criticisms.

Unit Thirteen: Freud's Psychodynamic Theory - An Alternative Approach

  • Personality structure, 5 stage theory, criticisms.

Unit Fourteen: Moral Development

  • Definition in psychological terms; investigation of moral behaviour, moral feelings and moral judgement.

Unit Fifteen: The Development of Gender Roles

  • Sex-typing; Gender identity; Biological, social and cultural theories.

Unit Sixteen: Aggression in Children

  • Biological basis of aggression; Psychological theory and aggression; Aggression as a learned response;
    Imitation of aggression; viewing violence; Punishment for aggression; sex differences in aggression.

Unit Seventeen: Methods Used in Child Development Research

  • Observational, Survey, Correlational, Experimental - advantages and disadvantages.

Unit Eighteen: Play

  • The importance of play to learning;
    Piaget's theory of play; forms of play;
    Relevance of psychological theories to pre-school education;Play and learning in nursery schools; Play therapy.

Unit Nineteen: Learning in School

  • Programmed learning and its relationship to learning theory - advantages and disadvantages; Discovery learning and its effectiveness.

Unit Twenty: Behaviour Modification

  • Explanation and examples; Relationship to learning theory; Points systems, Advantages and disadvantages.

Course 4 - Certificate in Psychology - Advanced Online Course

Module One: Perspectives in Psychology

This is your introduction to the subject of psychology. It gives you a taste of the different approaches, some of which will be covered in more detail in later modules.

  • Unit 1 What is Psychology?
  • Unit 2 The Biological Approach
  • Unit 3 Behaviourist and Cognitive Approaches
  • Unit 4 Person-centred Approaches
  • Unit 5 Methods and Debate in Psychology

Module Two: Social Psychology

This is the first major approach we will cover in detail. We are considering the ways in which we look at the behaviour of others, and ourselves. There are five topics to cover in this module.

  • Unit 6 Attitudes
  • Unit 7 Social Influence
  • Unit 8 Obedience
  • Unit 9 Social Cognition
  • Unit 10 Applied Social Psychology

Module Three: Cognitive Psychology & its Applications

This is the third module of the course, and we will be looking at the way in which humans process information.

  • Unit 11 Perception
  • Unit 12 Attention
  • Unit 13 Remembering
  • Unit 14 Forgetting
  • Unit 15 Language
  • Unit 16 Thinking
  • Unit 17 Problem-Solving and Artificial Intelligence

Module Four: Child Development

Here we will be looking at human development throughout the life span. There are five areas to be covered in this part of the course.

  • Unit 18 Issues in Child Development
  • Unit 19 Cognitive Development
  • Unit 20 The Development of Language and Communication
  • Unit 21 Social Perception
  • Unit 22 Moral Development

Module Five: The Psychology of A Typical Behaviour

This module covers four main areas.

  • Unit 23 The Definition and Diagnosis of A Typical Behaviour
  • Unit 24 Treatments of A Typical Behaviour
  • Unit 25 Emotional Disorders

Module Six: Research Methods

Research methods are required throughout the course, particularly in your project work. This section may be tackled at any point in your studies and should be used for reference purposes throughout.

  • Unit 26 Research Methods
  • Unit 27 Research Issues
  • Unit 28 Data Analysis

Course 5 - Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SEN) Online Course

Unit 1: Child and young person’s development

This unit will begin to address learning outcome 1 (stated above). This learning outcome will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will explore the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years and how the different areas of development can affect one another.

Unit 2: The support of disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements

This unit will focus on learning outcome 2 (stated above). This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research how you as a practitioner can support disabled children or young people and those with specific needs in partnership with their parents/carers. You will also research partnership working with other agencies and professionals.

Unit 3: Supporting children and young people to achieve their learning potential

This unit will focus on learning outcome 3 (stated above). This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will learn how to support children and young people to ensure that they take every possible opportunity to make the most of learning and achieve their learning potential.

Unit 4: Working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

This unit will focus on learning outcomes 4 and 5 (stated above). This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research how practitioners can and should work with children and young people at the centre of their practice, basing their work on the strengths of the children and young people rather than focussing on their difficulties. You will explore the way in which behaviour, social and emotional difficulties are linked with speech, language and communication development and research effective ways to support the speech, language and communication development of children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

About this Course

Get Teaching Assistant, Special Educational Needs (SEN) Advanced, Child Psychology, Psychology - Advanced, and Special Educational Needs (SEN) in this Bundle

1. Teaching Assistant: Learn How To Support The Teachers, Pupils And The School As A Whole

If you want to make a positive difference in the lives of youngsters then a job as a teaching assistant is an ideal choice! Every child is different, with diverse needs and abilities and you will never have two days alike. “Challenging but extremely rewarding” are the words we often hear.

Your role is one of support and you will find this 10 module distance learning course has been carefully prepared with that in mind. You will learn how to support the teachers, pupils and the school as a whole. The National Curriculum is the central foundation upon which lessons are structured and there is a whole module to deal with planning, evaluating and assisting pupils during all curriculum based learning activities.

Now read through the syllabus and realise how the structure of this course can help you to enjoy your vocation as an effective, caring and professional Teaching Assistant

2. Special Educational Needs (SEN) Advanced: Learn how to effectively work with children with special educational needs

This Special Educational Needs Advanced course is a progression from our Special Educational Needs course. The advanced course delves deeper into the theoretical foundation and prepares students even further to effectively work with children with special educational needs.

Students will learn the definitions and key principles of special educational needs, as well as the fundamental aspects of specific difficulties and disorders, from moderate learning disabilities to autism.

This course is ideal for those who have completed our teaching assistant courses and our Special Educational Needs (SEN) course. It is also suitable for those who simply have general interest in the topic and would like to deepen their understanding of working with SEN children.

3. Child Psychology: Gain fundamental knowledge of the development of children

Child psychology is the study of the mental, social and emotional development of children from birth through to adolescence. It examines changes in motor skills, cognitive development, language acquisition, and identity formation.

This in-depth Child Psychology course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of the development of children and will give you an integral insight into why children behave the way they do.

4. Psychology - Advanced: Gain An Understanding Of The Approaches On Human Thought And Behaviour

Have you ever wondered why you are afraid of spiders, and what you can do to cure yourself? Have you ever despaired over the prejudice and discrimination in the world and wondered what can be done about it?

Have you ever watched a week-old baby seemingly studying intently the people and objects around it and wondered what on earth it makes of its new world, and just what thoughts, if any, might be going through its mind?

If you have answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, then you'll find this distance learning psychology course a source of constant fascination as we examine a wide range of psychological topics and answer all of these questions.

Covering areas of psychology from child development to emotional disorders and social psychology, our online psychology course will give you an advanced understanding of the various approaches to this fascinating study of human thought and behaviour.

5. Special Educational Needs (SEN): Learn how to understand a child with special educational needs

Special Educational Needs’ refers to learning difficulties or disabilities that make learning, communication or behaviour more challenging for a child with these special needs than for others of a similar age. Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) course addresses learning outcomes related to aspects of working with children who have specific special educational needs and requirements.

If you want to work with children and/or young people with special educational needs, then this course is for you.

About Special Educational Needs (SEN)

By the end of this special education needs course training you will be able to:

  1. Understand child and young person development
  2. Understand how to support disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements
  3. Understand how to support children and young people to achieve their learning potential
  4. Understand how to support positive practice with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
  5. Understand the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

For comprehensive information on units of study click the units of study tab above.

This is an incredible opportunity to invest in yourself and your future, sharpen your training skills and learn what it takes to create your own success with Courses For Success Today!

Course Fast Facts:

  1. All courses are easy to follow and understand
  2. Unlimited lifetime access to course materials
  3. Study as many courses as you want
  4. Delivered 100% on-line and accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  5. You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  6. Download printer friendly course content

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online by any device including PC, tablet or Smart Phone. Upon purchase an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device.

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon completion of  each course assessment, you will receive a certificate per course. An accredited certificate from the awarding body relating to your course.

Receive Lifetime Access to Course Materials, so you can review at any time.

The Teaching Assistant Online 5 Course Bundle includes the following courses, below is a summary of each course: 

Course 1 - Certificate in Teaching Assistant Online Course

Module 1 — Supporting the Teacher
• The learning environment
• Pupil behaviour
• Observing and recording

Module 2 — Supporting the Pupil
• Care and support
• Health and hygiene
• Child protection

Module 3 — Supporting the Curriculum
• The National Curriculum
• Planning, evaluating and assisting pupils during all learning activities

Module 4 — Supporting the School
• Legal requirements
• School organisation
• Policies and procedures

Module 5 — Supporting ICT in the Classroom
• Preparation and maintenance of ICT equipment
• Supporting the use of ICT equipment
• Keeping pupil records

Module 6 — Supporting Pupils with Special Education Needs
• Inclusion and special educational needs
• Support for learners

Module 7 — Supporting Literacy Development
• Supporting the development of reading skills
• Supporting the development of writing skills
• Supporting the development of speaking and listening skills

Module 8 — Supporting Numeracy Development
• Supporting the development of number skills
• Supporting the development of problem solving and data handling skills
• Supporting the understanding of measures, shape and space

Module 9 — Working with Others
• Working in teams
• Working with colleagues
• Working with other professionals and parents

Course 2 - Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SEN) Advanced Online Course

Module One: Definitions and key principles of special educational needs (SEN)

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Outline a working definition of special educational needs referring to the law and what this means in practice
  2. Provide a brief explanation of the main theories of learning development
  3. Explain what personalisation is, how it is different from differentiation in learning, and how it may be beneficial to children with SEN
  4. Understand key principles of coaching and mentoring for children with SEN and how parents can assist, and be assisted, with supporting the learning process.
  5. Understand the different ways in which children with SEN can be monitored and assessed for outcome achievement.

Module Two: Moderate learning disabilities

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the main ‘events’ throughout education history that have informed our current working knowledge defining moderate learning disabilities, and of educating children with these.
  2. Provide a brief explanation of the two models of disability, and explain ‘false opposition’ and its implications on the ways in which we educate children with moderate learning disabilities.
  3. Understand perceptions of, and attitudes to children with moderate learning disabilities, and how to make these more positive in the classroom.
  4. Understand the effects moderate learning disabilities can have on a child’s abilities to  form long-term social relationships.
  5. Understand effective processes of assessing and identifying moderate learning disabilities.

Module Three: Autism

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the condition of autism according to the triad of impairments and sensory problems, and understand how these might affect a young person’s learning.
  2. Explain some of the key psychological theories about autism.
  3. Provide a brief overview of a variety of interventions, including TEACCH that can be used at school to assist a child with autism in learning
  4. Help to assist with identifying the needs of a child with autism (strengths & weaknesses profile, SCERTS assessment process, self-assessment, pupil involvement)
  5. Discuss how teachers and assistants at school can assist parents and families with educational support of their child.

Module Four: Behavioural, social, and emotional difficulties

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the difficulties a child may have around social skills and emotional competencies, and how this may affect them at school.
  2. Understand the government ‘social and emotional aspects of learning’ (SEAL) programme.
  3. Understand the principles of the five main psychological approaches to understanding behaviour
  4. Understand the ways in which genetic factors are understood to link with environmental factors and influence behaviour in children.
  5. Describe some of the therapeutic approaches that can be used to help children with behavioural, social, and emotional problems.

Module Five: Specific learning difficulties

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the core features of the four main specific learning difficulties, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.
  2. Explain the principles of good practice associated with teaching reading and writing
  3. Describe good practice approaches for teaching children with dyscalculia.
  4. Describe the ways in which dyspraxia can affect a child’s learning, and how certain teaching practices can assist the learning process.

Module Six: Speech and language, and global communication issues

At the end of this module, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the different aspects of speech, language, and communication issues that may be experienced by pupils, and which pupils may be more at risk of these problems.
  2. Describe typical speech and language development milestones.
  3. Understand the principles of Wave 3 interventions for SLCN, and how these can be made effective.
  4. Understand the principle of provision mapping, and how it can help children with SLCN
  5. Understand how to set targets and measure the progress of pupils with SLCN.

Course 3 - Certificate in Child Psychology Online Course

Major Developmental Issues

Unit One: The First Year of Life

  • Infant reflexes; Social development during the first year of life including the social smile and onset of fear of strangers.

Unit Two: The Formation of Attachments

  • Imprinting; Attachment (Bowlby) including cross-cultural studies; Harlow and surrogate mothers; Relevance of animal studies in child development.

Unit Three: Consequences of Breakdowns in Attachments

  • Maternal deprivation; Implications of theories of attachment and maternal deprivation when placing children with surrogates.

Unit Four: The Home, Family and School

  • Group vs family care and studies of effects of maternal employment and father absent families; Importance of peers and siblings.

Unit Five: Basic Principles of Research Methods

  • Nature and purpose of research, what is an experiment, supporting and refuting hypotheses, independent and dependent variables, control of variables, standardised instructions and procedures, methods of sampling, design of investigations.

Unit Six: The Development of Visual Perception

  • Introduction to the nature/nurture debate on visual perception; Fantz - form perception; Gibson and Walk - depth perception; how the physiology of the human visual system helps us judge depth and distance; Bower - size constancy; animal experiments on early sensory deprivation.

Unit Seven: The Development of Language and Communication

  • Development of non-verbal communication in humans, gestures etc; comparisons with non-human primates; outline of language development in humans; including naturalistic observational in humans; including naturalistic observational studies and criticisms of these; Innate and reinforcement theories.

Unit Eight: Intelligence and Intelligence Testing

  • Definitions of intelligence; mental age and IQ; Tests of intelligence; Advantages and disadvantages of IQ testing.

Unit Nine: Nature/Nurture Debate in the Study of Intelligence

  • Twins studies; stability of IQ; Are early experiences decisive for later development?

Unit Ten: Data Collection and Interpretation

  • Tables and histograms, correlation and scattergrams; Mean; Range; Drawing conclusions from data.


The Child as an Individual

Unit Eleven: How Children Think

  • Piaget's theory of cognitive development; including studies of egocentrism and criticisms of his work.

Unit Twelve: Learning Theory - How Behaviour is Acquired

  • Learning and conditioning - classical conditioning and operant conditioning; including explanations of extinction, discrimination and generalisation; positive and negative reinforcement; Social Learning Theory and criticisms.

Unit Thirteen: Freud's Psychodynamic Theory - An Alternative Approach

  • Personality structure, 5 stage theory, criticisms.

Unit Fourteen: Moral Development

  • Definition in psychological terms; investigation of moral behaviour, moral feelings and moral judgement.

Unit Fifteen: The Development of Gender Roles

  • Sex-typing; Gender identity; Biological, social and cultural theories.

Unit Sixteen: Aggression in Children

  • Biological basis of aggression; Psychological theory and aggression; Aggression as a learned response;
    Imitation of aggression; viewing violence; Punishment for aggression; sex differences in aggression.

Unit Seventeen: Methods Used in Child Development Research

  • Observational, Survey, Correlational, Experimental - advantages and disadvantages.

Unit Eighteen: Play

  • The importance of play to learning;
    Piaget's theory of play; forms of play;
    Relevance of psychological theories to pre-school education;Play and learning in nursery schools; Play therapy.

Unit Nineteen: Learning in School

  • Programmed learning and its relationship to learning theory - advantages and disadvantages; Discovery learning and its effectiveness.

Unit Twenty: Behaviour Modification

  • Explanation and examples; Relationship to learning theory; Points systems, Advantages and disadvantages.

Course 4 - Certificate in Psychology - Advanced Online Course

Module One: Perspectives in Psychology

This is your introduction to the subject of psychology. It gives you a taste of the different approaches, some of which will be covered in more detail in later modules.

  • Unit 1 What is Psychology?
  • Unit 2 The Biological Approach
  • Unit 3 Behaviourist and Cognitive Approaches
  • Unit 4 Person-centred Approaches
  • Unit 5 Methods and Debate in Psychology

Module Two: Social Psychology

This is the first major approach we will cover in detail. We are considering the ways in which we look at the behaviour of others, and ourselves. There are five topics to cover in this module.

  • Unit 6 Attitudes
  • Unit 7 Social Influence
  • Unit 8 Obedience
  • Unit 9 Social Cognition
  • Unit 10 Applied Social Psychology

Module Three: Cognitive Psychology & its Applications

This is the third module of the course, and we will be looking at the way in which humans process information.

  • Unit 11 Perception
  • Unit 12 Attention
  • Unit 13 Remembering
  • Unit 14 Forgetting
  • Unit 15 Language
  • Unit 16 Thinking
  • Unit 17 Problem-Solving and Artificial Intelligence

Module Four: Child Development

Here we will be looking at human development throughout the life span. There are five areas to be covered in this part of the course.

  • Unit 18 Issues in Child Development
  • Unit 19 Cognitive Development
  • Unit 20 The Development of Language and Communication
  • Unit 21 Social Perception
  • Unit 22 Moral Development

Module Five: The Psychology of A Typical Behaviour

This module covers four main areas.

  • Unit 23 The Definition and Diagnosis of A Typical Behaviour
  • Unit 24 Treatments of A Typical Behaviour
  • Unit 25 Emotional Disorders

Module Six: Research Methods

Research methods are required throughout the course, particularly in your project work. This section may be tackled at any point in your studies and should be used for reference purposes throughout.

  • Unit 26 Research Methods
  • Unit 27 Research Issues
  • Unit 28 Data Analysis

Course 5 - Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SEN) Online Course

Unit 1: Child and young person’s development

This unit will begin to address learning outcome 1 (stated above). This learning outcome will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will explore the expected pattern of children and young people’s development from birth to 19 years and how the different areas of development can affect one another.

Unit 2: The support of disabled children and young people and those with specific requirements

This unit will focus on learning outcome 2 (stated above). This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research how you as a practitioner can support disabled children or young people and those with specific needs in partnership with their parents/carers. You will also research partnership working with other agencies and professionals.

Unit 3: Supporting children and young people to achieve their learning potential

This unit will focus on learning outcome 3 (stated above). This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will learn how to support children and young people to ensure that they take every possible opportunity to make the most of learning and achieve their learning potential.

Unit 4: Working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

This unit will focus on learning outcomes 4 and 5 (stated above). This unit will be divided into a set of activities to guide your studies. In this unit you will research how practitioners can and should work with children and young people at the centre of their practice, basing their work on the strengths of the children and young people rather than focussing on their difficulties. You will explore the way in which behaviour, social and emotional difficulties are linked with speech, language and communication development and research effective ways to support the speech, language and communication development of children and young people with behaviour, emotional and social difficulties.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet. 

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

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Course ID No.: 009OATAD5CB
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited lifetime access to course material
Time required: Study at your own pace
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Qualification: Certificate

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