Child Development 5N1764

This online module is a 15 credit module which makes up part of the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education.

On successful completion of this module, learners will able to:

1 Explain the holistic development of the child. This includes, physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, moral, spiritual, creative and cultural development

2 Describe a range of theories of child development and learning, which include Piaget, Chomsky, Erikson, Bowlby, Ainsworth, Pavlov and Skinner

3 Describe the influence of family, social, cultural and environmental factors on development and learning

4 Identify the benefits of play to the child’s holistic development and learning mindful of diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity

5 Describe the contribution of the practitioner/parent/guardian to the development and learning of children in the home and in the ECCE setting

6 Apply theoretical principles of child development in the ECCE setting

7 Document children’s developmental progress against normative milestones of development

8 Carry out observations in support of programme planning for individual children and groups

9 Recommend suitable play activities to promote holistic development and learning

10 Evaluate own role and practice in supporting the development and learning of the child.


Assignment 30%

Portfolio / Collection of Work 40%

Examination – Theory 30%

Next Steps

Following completion of this module, you will be awarded a QQI Level 5 component certificate in Child Development (5N1764).

You will also have one of the 6 mandatory QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education modules completed.

Other learners also viewed these modules: Child Health & Wellbeing 5N1765, Early Care & Education Practice (5N1770), Early Childhood Education & Play (5N1773), Communications (5N0690), Social Studies (5N1370).

level 5 child development 5N1764 is a qqi accredited course