Thursday, 21 July 2016

NCC Home Learning

Child Psychology with NCC Home Learning


I'm really excited to be starting a new project with NCC Home Learning, one of the leading resources for distance learning courses.

About NCC


Established over 15 years ago, NCC offer over 350 home learning courses on everything from specialised career focused training to general interest study. Many of these are accredited courses, ranging from QCF to A-level, and most also offer tutor support. To help fund your study, NCC offer a variety of payment plans with initial deposits as low as £35.


NCC and Me


Not so long ago, I posted my 30 before 30 bucket list; one of the items was to gain a new qualification. When I found out NCC were looking for bloggers to try out their courses, I wasted no time in applying.

The only difficulty was choosing what course to study. I knew I wanted to learn something new - but how new? Something I already had a working knowledge of, or something which would make me a complete beginner? I was told I could choose any online course from the PI section, containing courses developed by NCC.

I drew up a shortlist of those which looked particularly interesting, and eventually settled on something which would benefit me at home, at work, and in my blogging.


Child Psychology Diploma


Although I have a child and write a (nominally) parenting blog, I can't say that I'm an expert on young children. I mean, I was one, once, but I don't remember much about it. My professional life was all about teenagers and, even as a primary school governor, it's more about how the adults are supporting children, rather than what makes the youngsters themselves tick.

I want to know more though.

The course description really clinched the deal: If you find children's behaviour fascinating and would like to gain more insight into their intricate minds and emotions, then this Child Psychology course will appeal to you. The ABC Level 3 Child Psychology course will give you the skills needed to help children reach their full potential and become happy and balanced adults. ...[It] will help to give you a much clearer understanding of the importance of play in a child’s life, how they think and feel and how they develop in terms of language and social interaction.

I have twelve months to complete the course, and can't wait to get started. I'll be posting about my progress along the way so, for now, just wish me luck! :)


If you're interested in home learning, check out the NCC website - there is 25% off all courses in July. You can also connect with NCC on social media via Facebook, Google+, and Twitter.



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24 comments:

  1. This sounds great and starting at a really good price. I need to learn something new so I have an idea of what I want to do next!

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    1. I love learning new things - even if it's just random trivia! :)

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  2. Oh good luck! Sounds interesting and you're right, it will give you a good insight into the "psychology" of parenting :)

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    1. Thank you! Hopefully it's going to be really good fun. x

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  3. I am doing a teaching assistant one but sadly my school won't accept it :0(

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  4. Interesting choice, I love learning, cant't wait to hear how it goes. Good luck.

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    1. Thank you! I think it will be really useful too.

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  5. This sounds very interesting. Like the sound of the course description. Good luck.

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  6. Good luck, that sounds like a really interesting course, I love the idea of home learning, I will definitely do a course when the children are older

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    1. I'm hoping it's going to be really interesting - and useful too!

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  7. Oh wow well done you for signing up, I am looking forward to hearing all about it x

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  8. well done for signing up, hope it all goes well! X

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  9. All the best! It sounds like an interesting course so you'll always be learning new things, and it'll keep you on your toes!

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    1. Thank you - I'm really looking forward to it!

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  10. Sounds great - and you know me and how much I like to tick things off lists! Good luck, I'm sure you'll be fab. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

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  11. Ooh good luck! It sounds like an interesting subject to study. :)
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo - sorry for the delayed comment. xx

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  12. Good for you for signing up for this course! I hope you're able to work it in easily with all the other bazillion things you do, you efficient gal, you!

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    1. Haha, I don't know about that - I'm always pledging to be more organised! :)

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