“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.
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.
Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.
Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:
• Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
• Self-assessment activities
• Tutor support
• Assignment marking & feedback
*Source: Payscale.com, Dec. 2012