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Psychology

Overview

About the Level 3 Psychology Certificate

Psychology is the study of the human mind. Psychologists spend their careers figuring out how our minds work and explaining different aspects of human behaviour. If you have ever wondered what causes depression, anxiety or aggression, and wondered why some people are prone to these feelings whilst others aren’t, an online psychology course could be the right choice for you.

When you study psychology online with learndirect, you develop a foundation knowledge of one of the most interesting academic disciplines there is. Altogether there are 23 modules to work through. These stimulating units cover everything from anxiety to gender identity and we guarantee that if you enrol, you’ll be thinking like Sigmund Freud in no time at all.

Who should study this course?

This course is a great option for people who want to gain a foundation knowledge of psychology. Whether you intend to work your way towards a psychology degree, or simply nurture your own personal interests, this distance learning course will help you achieve your goals.

As with all of our home study courses, you do not need any prior qualifications or experience in order to apply. All we as is that you have a genuine interest in psychology, access to a computer, and the drive and dedication to thrive in a home learning environment.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this course you will have a foundation knowledge in the field of psychology. This will come in useful in many areas of your life and will be a great basis for further study. If you do want to become a psychologist, you should consider studying our Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) after this course and applying for university.

Alternatively you may have enrolled on this psychology distance learning course to develop your current career or to help you find a job straight away. Psychology can come in useful in many jobs besides the role of a psychologist. These include but are not limited to:

  • Counsellor
  • Life coach
  • Psychotherapist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0800 101 901

Modules

  • What is psychology?
  • Different approaches to psychology
  • Signs of emotion
  • Theories of emotion
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sensation and perception
  • Why do we remember?
  • Classical and operant conditioning
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Attachment and separation
  • Sexual development and gender identity
  • Impressions of people
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Social pressure on the individual
  • Group norms and conformity
  • Conformity to roles and obedience
  • For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Professional Membership

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.

For more information please visit the SHTC website at www.societytherapistscoaches.com

Practical Training

Optional practical training is run through the SHTC and is available upon request for this course.

Practical training is not required in order to complete the course. Students will receive both the College Diploma and the ASET Award even if they do not complete the optional practical training.

For more information, please click here.

About the Level 3 Psychology Certificate

Psychology is the study of the human mind. Psychologists spend their careers figuring out how our minds work and explaining different aspects of human behaviour. If you have ever wondered what causes depression, anxiety or aggression, and wondered why some people are prone to these feelings whilst others aren’t, an online psychology course could be the right choice for you.

When you study psychology online with learndirect, you develop a foundation knowledge of one of the most interesting academic disciplines there is. Altogether there are 23 modules to work through. These stimulating units cover everything from anxiety to gender identity and we guarantee that if you enrol, you’ll be thinking like Sigmund Freud in no time at all.

Who should study this course?

This course is a great option for people who want to gain a foundation knowledge of psychology. Whether you intend to work your way towards a psychology degree, or simply nurture your own personal interests, this distance learning course will help you achieve your goals.

As with all of our home study courses, you do not need any prior qualifications or experience in order to apply. All we as is that you have a genuine interest in psychology, access to a computer, and the drive and dedication to thrive in a home learning environment.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this course you will have a foundation knowledge in the field of psychology. This will come in useful in many areas of your life and will be a great basis for further study. If you do want to become a psychologist, you should consider studying our Access to HE Diploma (Social Science) after this course and applying for university.

Alternatively you may have enrolled on this psychology distance learning course to develop your current career or to help you find a job straight away. Psychology can come in useful in many jobs besides the role of a psychologist. These include but are not limited to:

  • Counsellor
  • Life coach
  • Psychotherapist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0800 101 901

Modules

  • What is psychology?
  • Different approaches to psychology
  • Signs of emotion
  • Theories of emotion
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Sensation and perception
  • Why do we remember?
  • Classical and operant conditioning
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Attachment and separation
  • Sexual development and gender identity
  • Impressions of people
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Social pressure on the individual
  • Group norms and conformity
  • Conformity to roles and obedience
  • For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

Professional Membership

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.

For more information please visit the SHTC website at www.societytherapistscoaches.com

Practical Training

Optional practical training is run through the SHTC and is available upon request for this course.

Practical training is not required in order to complete the course. Students will receive both the College Diploma and the ASET Award even if they do not complete the optional practical training.

For more information, please click here.

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