Specialist Diploma in Child Psychology


About this Course

Program Introduction

A child psychology program learns the mind, societal and emotional development of children. If you love working with kids, do consider a profession as a child psychologist who understands, prevents, diagnoses and treats developmental, cognitive, social and emotional issues of a child. 

Potential Career Path in following industry: Assistant in Childcare Centers, Counselors in Pre School, Nursery, Child Psychologist, Childcare worker. 

Structure and Duration

8 Modules

Minimum 12 months, Part-time

2 evenings per week, 6:45pm – 9:15pm 

Assessment Methods

The following types of direct assessment methods are used as evaluation tools for each module:

Assignments (60%)

Mid-term Exam (20%)

Final Exam (20%)

Assignments may consist of Multiple choice, True/False, Short answer questions and written assignment such as essays, Case Studies, Critical Reviews and Research Papers. 

Delivery Method

Classroom based.

Graduation Requirements

Achieve a minimum 24 credits and earn at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.

Program Subjects

Students must complete 8 subjects which include the 3 Compulsory subjects and choose 5 subjects from the list of Electives.


Minimum 16 years old. Completed ’O’ Level or ITE CertificateStudent with ‘N’ Level is required to complete the ‘Certificate in Writing & Communication’ with minimum Grade ‘D’.


  • Freshman Composition 1 (Compulsory)
  • Introduction to Sociology (Compulsory)
  • General Psychology (Compulsory)
  • Child Development (Elective)
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education (Elective)
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition of Young Children (Elective) 
  • Counseling (Elective)
  • Children with Special Needs (Elective) 
  • Child Play Therapy (Elective)
  • Abnormal Child Psychology (Elective) 
  • Parenting : Parent-Child Relationship (Elective) 
  • Psychology of Learning (Elective)
  • Cognitive Psychology (Elective) 
  • Education Psychology (Elective)0 
  • One Elective in any area of discipline

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