Course description

Why does the cry of a baby instantly grab our attention?  How do children learn? Do our early bonds affect our later relationships? This course tries to answer these questions, and others, giving us an accessible introduction to the psychology of the child. You will learn about the psychology of attachment, and its impact on later development, security, and mental health. Together with discovering the psychology which underpins children’s successful learning and education and taking part in some discovery learning for yourself.

What can this course lead to?

This course is beneficial for those who have been out of education or work for a while and are looking to gain new knowledge and skills. You could progress on to further short courses such as Psychology: What makes us tick? Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 14 January 2023 - 15 January 2023

  • Saturday 14 Jan 2023 to Sunday 15 Jan 2023

Session dates for 30 March 2023 - 31 March 2023

  • Thursday 30 Mar 2023 to Friday 31 Mar 2023

Course fees and funding support


* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £25.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.