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Positive Parenting Diploma

Positive Parenting Diploma

[ UCLD08A ]


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This course is designed to give you the background necessary for establishing a framework for positive parenting of children between the ages of five and ten years of age. The course focuses on understanding a child's emotional and physical development and the factors that can influence these. This will facilitate the development of strategies to cope with the inevitable challenges facing parents in the years ahead.

•Course Length - 12 Months
•Award Received - UK Distance Learning & Publishing Diploma
•Course Code: UCLD08


The course looks at each of these critical areas:
•Emotional Development
•Physical Health
•Growing Up
•Changing Schools
•Social Development
•Behaviour (Parent and Child)



Unit 1 – Understand a child’s emotional development from 5 – 10 years

•Give a meaning for the term 'emotional health'.
•Identify the components of emotional health.
•Identify symptoms of poor emotional health.
•Identify activities which promote good emotional health.

Unit 2 – Understand how to maintain a child’s physical health

•List features of good physical health
•Identify features of poor physical health
•Identify activities which promote food physical health

Unit 3 – Recognise how the transition from childhood to adolescence can affect children

•State at least three changes which occur at puberty
•State how these changes can affect the child
•Identify how different children cope

Unit 4 – Recognise the impact of moving from primary to secondary school has on a child

•Identify the difficulties a child may face when moving from primary to secondary school
•Identify at least three pressures on a child to succeed

Unit 5 – Understanding a child’s social development from 5 – 10 years of age

•Identify the main stages in a child’s social development
•State why play is an important part of social development
•Identify the purpose of at least three different types of play
•List the main barriers to developing social skills

Unit 6 – Recognise different types of behaviour and ways of dealing with them

•List a range of unacceptable behaviours
•State the main reasons why children misbehave
•Identify at least three ways of dealing with unacceptable behaviour
•Give three examples of how to reward a child for good behaviour

Unit 7 – Recognise how a parent’s behaviour can influence a child

•Identify how parenting skills and styles can influence a child’s behaviour
•State the importance of having rules and boundaries for children to follow

Unit 8 – Understanding bullying

•State what bullying is
•Identify what a victim is
•State a least three different forms of bullying and how it can affect the victim
•Identify how the self esteem of a victim can be raised
•Identify how others can help both the bully and the victim
•List ways in which a parent can support the victim and raise their self-esteem

On successful completion of the course you will receive a UK Distance Learning and Publishing Diploma.

 The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
You will get full tutor support via email
You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor

 The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

 This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

 You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.




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