psychology

Psychology – Advanced course

£349.00

Should you decide on a career in psychology, there is the opportunity to continue training with the aim of becoming a practising psychologist and qualify for work in the health service in clinics, hospitals or social services or with health agencies, in prisons or other environments requiring these sorts of skills. You could earn a salary between £17,000 to £69,000+*pa dependent on the type of role you are in.

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Testimonial

“This course was fantastic- with the added advantage of studying at home with a very flexible time limit” Jane C

Do you have an irrational fear of something that you don’t understand or know where it came from? Does the state of our society with high levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, worry you? Do you look at people around you, whether they are close friends, just acquaintances or even people in the public eye – and wonder why they act the way they do, what makes them tick, what influences their decisions or motivates their actions? Or have you ever watched a baby or small child and wondered how it develops into an aware, sentient being and what factors influence this?

If you are interested in these sorts of questions then this course could interest you. Psychology is a fascinating subject because it deals with the most complex thing we know – the human mind. You will find yourself engaged and absorbed in a wide range of topics relating to psychology from child development to social psychology and lots of areas in between. And you will gain a deep and extensive comprehension of the diverse approaches and theories relating to the human mind and its influence on attitudes and behaviours.

What are my options after this psychology course?

Psychology has become an important part of many work areas as well as a career in its own right. Marketing and advertising people use psychology to influence consumer behaviour, HR people use it in predicting and selecting, educators and people working in other social context find the concepts invaluable. So you might be aiming at a job as a mental health practitioner or you might have other goals. Or you might just be fascinated by how the mind works and what makes people tick. Whichever you are this course will provide you with the knowledge required to pursue your objective in this field.

Build your career. Should you decide on a career in psychology, there is the opportunity to continue training with the aim of becoming a practising psychologist and qualify for work in the health service in clinics, hospitals or social services or with health agencies, in prisons or other environments requiring these sorts of skills. You could earn a salary between £17,000 to £69,000+*pa dependent on the type of role you are in. You might even be able to go into private practice.

Pre-requirements

To register for this course, student MUST have previously completed on of the following:

– GCSE Psychology grade A-B

– Study House Diploma in psychology

– Other Accredited Diploma in psychology or equivalent.

Proof must be provided with registration.

Assessment

Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Pack/Course Contents

Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:

• Studyguide

• Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course

• Self-assessment activities

• Assignments

• Tutor support

• Assignment marking & feedback

• Certification

*Source: Payscale.com, Dec. 2012

Module 1 – Perspectives on Psychology [Tutor Marked Assignment A]
Unit 1 What is psychology?
Unit 2 The biological approach
Unit 3 Behaviourist & cognitive approaches
Unit 4 Person-centred approaches
Unit 5 Methods and debate in psychology
Module 2 – Social Psychology [Tutor Marked Assignment B]
Unit 6 Attitudes
Unit 7 Social influence
Unit 8 Obedience
Unit 9 Social cognition
Unit 10 Applied social psychology
Module 3 – Cognitive Psychology [Tutor Marked Assignment C]
Unit 11 Perception
Unit 12 Attention
Unit 13 Remembering
Unit 14 Forgetting
Unit 15 Language
Unit 16 Thinking
Unit 17 Problem solving & artificial intelligence
Module 4 – Child Development [Tutor Marked Assignment D]
Unit 18 Issues in child development
Unit 19 Cognitive development
Unit 20 Development of language & communication
Unit 21 Social perception
Unit 22 Moral development
Module 5 – Psychology & Atypical Behaviour [Tutor Marked Assignment E]
Unit 23 Definition & diagnosis of atypical behaviour
Unit 24 Treatments of atypical behaviour
Unit 25 Emotional disorders
Module 6 – Research Methods [Tutor Marked Assignment F]
Unit 26 Research methods
Unit 27 Research issues
Unit 28 Data Analysis

Award 1 is Psychology – Advanced Diploma

Award 2 is Level 4 Psychology – Advanced Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 4 ABC Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under our ABC IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

What Are Your Study Options?

The Distance Education Academy aims to provide flexible, convenient arrangements for our students, so you can study through two methods:
Traditional paper-based;
Home study provides quick access to online courses material and enables you to submit question papers to your tutor, and receive feedback and results, through your personal online student account. The online system also gives access to course material instantly.
Study Hours
The Distance Education Academy can only approximate the time it takes to complete a course at it will largely depend on your speed of learning and assimilation plus how often and how much time you can dedicate to study. You also need to complete a question paper after each lesson and these normally will take 1 – 2 hours.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 140 hours.

Learner Support And Assessments

This distance learning course provides unlimited access to your a personal tutor who will be a specialist in the field you are studying. Their role is to make sure you get appropriate and constructive feedback and to answer your questions and provide guidance on areas you are not sure about. You can contact them by phone, email or fax.
We also have a team of course advisors and administrators who will give you friendly and relevant advice on issues relating to your course and study. We will always try to make you feel like you’re not by yourself and that someone will help you if you get into difficulties with anything.

Assessment Method
There are question papers set after each session; these have to be completed and sent to your tutor to mark. Continuous assessment like this means that your progress is monitored regularly and that any problems or difficulties are identified and addressed as early as possible.

Professional Memberships

On completion of this course students can apply for membership to the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC), a professional body who are dedicated to recognised standards of qualification and practice – students will also be able to use the initials 'SHTC' after their names.

Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)