Child Psychology Level 6

Type of Course
Minor Award
NFQ Level
Validated by
Start Date



11 Weeks

Course Fees
€895.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

Apply Online
or visit Dorset College
or request an appointment with Programme Leader

Is for individuals who are…

Interested in achieving the QQI Child Psychology Level 6 that will provide you with an introduction to child psychology and develop an understanding of the factors that influence and impact on a child’s psychological development.

Looking for…

A Qualification that will equip the student with the insights and strategies required for work in a professional childcare and adolescent setting. Ideal for childcare facility owners, managers, supervisors, and individuals already involved in or new to childcare.

To Become...

A Care Assistant
A Qualified Nurse
A Social Care Professional
A Community Leader

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve The Child Psychology Award

Dorset College is Accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland so you can feel confident that this Award will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Make Things Happen

Maximize your career potential as you grow in confidence gaining an understanding of theories of developmental change and continuity in infancy, childhood, and adolescence. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge to make an informed decision regarding your career.

03. Our Team Of Teachers

Learn from highly qualified and experienced Teachers who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge, skills and required to work or study in this field.

04. Knowledge and Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning environment. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with teachers who support, mentor and guide you through the skills, knowledge, and understanding of child development.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

  • Interest in Child Development theory and practices
  • Leaving Certificate standard or appropriate QQI Qualification or equivalent
  • Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience
  • English Language Proficiency Test where deemed appropriate or an IELTS score of 5.0


Start Date: 21/02/19

End Date: 02/05/19

Evening/s: Thursday and  2 Saturdays 

Time: 18.30 to 21.30

Duration: 11 Weeks

Module Code: 6N2023

 €150.00 discount to all registrations before the 14th January 2019.


The course will provide the knowledge to make an informed decision on how you want to progress. Opportunities for further study in healthcare or nursing studies or degree programmes in this field. Related QQI/HET Level 8 Degrees include Nursing, Social Studies in Social Care and Health Promotion and Physical Activity.

Higher Education Links

Useful QQI Links

Higher Education Progression Opportunities


Points Calculator for Level 5 & 6 Awards

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Lecturer Profiles

Helena Whitston

Helena Whitston


Programme Fees


Additional Information

An exam fee of €40.00 is to be paid separately, post registration.

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT APPLIES - €150.00 discount to all registrations before the 14th January 2019.

Application Process

A deposit of €350.00 is required to secure a place on this Course. The deposit or if you wish full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.