• Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychology Diploma in Child &
    Adolescent Psychology

This course is designed to provide students with essential knowledge and skills to understand and work with children from early childhood to adolescence. Modules cover a range of topics from cognitive, social and moral development to childhood and adolescent behavioral disorders, providing the essential core knowledge on how to identify and provide basic support for children who are affected by these conditions

  • Course Code    : DGP
  • Duration          : 1 Year
  • Semesters       : 03
  • RQF Credits     : 120
  • Delivery            : On site
  • Intakes             : February & September
  • Schedule          : Part Time
Compulsory Modules
Approaches and Perspectives of Psychology
Essential Cognitive Processes
Psychological Development of the Child
Disorders of Childhood & Adolescence
Therapy for Children
Psychology of Teaching
Psychology Project

Academic Qualifications

  • Minimum Two (02) passes at GCE A/L in any stream or passing an equivalent Secondary School after a minimum 12 years of school education, qualification recognized by the government of the particular country

  • Or A Foundation Degree/ Diploma that meets the expected criteria of the academic board, awarded by a recognized awarding body or institution.

  • Language Proficiency

  • All our programs are delivered in English and a higher level of language proficiency is required to successfully complete these qualifications.

  • Following methods are utilized to ensure that you meet the above language proficient criteria : Have obtained IELTS overall 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element Or Pass the English Language Proficiency Test conducted by CIRP at the interview (Free of Charge)
  • Language Skills Support

  • Students who do not meet the Language Proficiency requirements are provided a free of change English Language Proficiency Development Course in order to support them to achieve the required level of proficiency.

  • All students have access to the Language Proficiency Development Centre throughout their period of study to obtain small group or one on one support for English.

  • Academic Writing Skills

  • Academic writing skills are essential to successfully complete different types of assessment you may face. In the beginning of every program students are provided an Academic Writing & Presentation Skills Course where they improve skills on referencing, in text citations and other academic and scientific communication skills.

  • Mathematics Support

  • All Bachelor’s degrees awarded by any reputed university include research method and basic statistics. For students who may struggle with maths, CIRP offers support through a Mathematics Help Centre throughout their period of study to obtain small group or one on one support for Maths.

  • Course Fee may vary based on the intake. You could download the course fee list for the current intake Here.

    Funding through banks

  • Many leading banks in Sri Lanka have collaborated with CIRP to offer various forms of funding options for Sri Lankan students including student loans, credit card installments ect. . You may find out the details of the banks Here or speak to a student adviser to get more information.
  • Scholarships

  • CIRP offers a range of scholarships to both Sri Lankan and international students. You may find out the details of the scholarships Here or speak to a student adviser to get more information.
  • Discounts

  • Students are also offered various discounts. You may find out the details of the discounts relevant to the current intake Here or speak to a student adviser to get more information.
  • 1. Why is the foundation program 01 year, when other institutes have shorter courses?

  • Most of the short foundation courses are recognized by the partner of these institutes and therefore you are restricted to one place upon completing your foundation. Most top universities expect a foundation of 01 year and especially TVEC of Sri Lankan government only recognizes a foundation if it is of minimum one year duration.
  • 2. Why is mathematics a compulsory module?

  • All bachelor’s degrees offered by recognized universities include a dissertation and research methods modules. For a student understand statistics and research methods, a basic knowledge in mathematics is essential. This program provides that basic knowledge for you to become successful in your degree.
  • 3. What is covered under academic writing?

  • Academic writing module prepares you for the different types of written assessments, reports writing, assignment and argumentative essays, presentations and critical evaluations of journals that are a part of any bachelor’s degree. Gaining these skills during the foundation will give you a head start in your bachelor’s.
  • 4. What kind of learning support do students get?

  • Foundation program is delivered as a small group programs of 20 – 25 students per group. This allows lecturers to pay individual attention to the students who may require extra support. Also students have access to the Academic writing unit and the Mathematics Support unit if they wish to obtain one on one support for their studies.
  • 5. What is my next step after the Foundation program?

  • You have several options available. You could continue your studies with CIRP for a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or combined degrees in Psychology and Counseling/ Child Care/ Criminology/ Sport Science/ Business/ HRM or Marketing. Or you could join our sister school, CIIHE to study degrees in Business, Marketing, HRM, Hospitality, Tourism, Event Management. Also you have the option of transferring to an international university study a range of different degree. Our international placements division, CIIHE Global will provide you guidance and support to transfer to these universities.