Introduction to the course

This 3-months comprehensive Diploma in Child Psychology and Counselling (DPC) part-time course introduces students to the fundamentals of a child’s psychological development. In addition, relevant counselling skills and theories, as well as various intervention strategies will be communicated to students by practitioners.


Course Objectives

To understand children’s developmental milestones and to learn relevant counselling skills to help and care for the well-being of children and adults.

Program Structure

Students will first be introduced to the theories and stages of developmental psychology and followed similarly in the study of counseling. Theories of child psychology will be taught while the various developmental milestones, such as cognitive, language, social and physical will be presented to students as well. The students go on to acquire the critical foundational skills of counselling essential to work with children and the parents of children with special needs.

Modules and Lectures

Introduction to Child Psychology

The emergence of the mind

Social Development

Aggressive Behavior and Bullying

Assessment Methods and Graduation

Each module will be formally assessed by written assignments and role-play (Counselling module). Students must attend 75% of the classes to qualify for the examination.

Learning Methodology

Gatwick college is offering courses as an online programs and on campus programs. Online courses will be conducted via Zoom and LMS

Entry Requirments

For admission to the Certificate in Child Psychology and Counselling programme:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 16 Years Old
  • Language Proficiency: Read, write and speak in English
  • For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, on a case-by-case basis, they may be required to take on bridging modules FIRST, before enrolling in this course.

Course Fee

The Course Fee is Rs. 16,000 (Including all costs)


3 Months

Award of Certificate

All the successful students will be awarded a Diploma in Child Psychology and Counseling by the London School of Business and Social Sciences UK.