The Child Development course teaches you an understanding of the child's social, emotional and physical development which is paramount if you are to provide a caring and nurturing environment for children to develop in.

The Child Development course covers the individual variation in stages of child development, the factors that can affect it and the role you play in promoting child development.

Qualifications Gained

  • Portobello Institute Certificate in Child Development
  • QQI Level 6 Minor Award in Child Development

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course Structure

This is a part time course

Course Content Modules

  1. Overview of Child Development
  2. Concept of normative development on children
  3. Individual variation in stages of development
  4. Influence of environmental, social and cultural factors
  5. Role of the childcare worker in promoting child development
  6. Physical development-through play, identify milestones
  7. Research - different types of research, the benefits of research
  8. Cognitive Development
  9. Language, Moral, Social and Emotional Development
  10. Managing Behaviour



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