Child and Adolescent Psychology
Are you interested in understanding children better and gain satisfaction from supporting them and seeing them succeed in life? This is an ideal program for you.
The Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology provides students with the essential knowledge and skills to understand and work with children from early childhood to adolescent.
This program covers a range of topics from cognitive, social and moral development to childhood and adolescent behavioral disorders providing the essential core knowledge for the individuals who work with children.
The knowledge gained from these programs are essential for preschool teaching, special needs education, child and social care, rehabilitation, child mental health, school counseling, school administration, refugee and trauma management and in nursing and related fields and many other fields.
Delivery & Assessment
Mode of Assessment
Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology
February & September
Written Examinations + Assessment + A Project
On Campus 1 year in Sri Lanka
The aim of the Program is to provide basic knowledge of cognitive, social, moral and skill development of children from birth till their adulthood. This is a very popular area of applied psychology about how children think, feel and respond is very important in many professions.
Minimum of two A/L passes in any stream (GCE/Edexcal/CIE)
+ Passed 5 subjects at O/L including Maths & English
A foundation program or any other academic or professional qualification that is considered equivalent to a foundation program.
A very good command of English Language in reading, writing and speaking is required to successfully complete this qualification.
Students whose medium of primary and secondary education is not English, should either obtain an IELTS Score of 6.00 or any other proof of proficiency of English Language acceptable to the academic board
All candidates are selected through an interview
How often would I have to attend classes?
Students have classes on Sundays from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Students have classes on Sundays from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
How is teaching done for this program?
Indicative content is delivered through lectures, group discussions and class room activities
How are the students assessed?
Students are assessed through a combination of a module based written examination, assessment and a project at the end of the program.
How many modules are delivered in this program?
Eight teaching modules are covered under this program.
What learning materials and resources do I have access to?
All your lecture slides could be downloaded from the Student portal and a range of e books, journals, articles and research papers are available through CIRP Online resources. You could also refer or borrow books from CIRP library, which is open from 8.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. on all 7 days.