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Psychology - Advanced

Overview

About the Level 4 Psychology – Advanced Certificate

One step up from the Level 3 certificate, this qualification promises to provide students with an even more in-depth insight into the workings of the human mind. Students will begin by studying the different approaches to psychology. They will then move on to learn about everything from obedience and social influence to moral development and emotional behaviours.

On top of this, students will also develop knowledge of the practical elements of psychology. Modules on research methods, research issues and data analysis will help our learners to understand how psychological studies are conducted and evaluated. This online course is approximately 140 hours long, but our learners are encouraged to take all the time they need.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed for anyone with an interest in psychology. Whether you have completed the Level 3 course and want to broaden your understanding, or you want develop professionally in your current role, home study can help you on your way.

As with all of our home learning courses here at learndirect, there are no set entry requirements. As long as you have an interest in psychology, a willingness to learn and access to our online platform, we will welcome you with open arms.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this course you will have a strong understanding of the fundamental aspects of psychology. If you want to be a psychologist, you may choose to embark on further study and work towards your undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, you may plan to use your new found knowledge to progress in your current position. A psychological knowledge can help you in a number of careers; especially careers which involve working with people. These include:

  • Youth worker
  • Counsellor
  • Teacher

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

Modules

Module One: Perspectives in Psychology

This is your introduction to the subject of psychology. It gives you a taste of the different approaches, some of which will be covered in more detail in later modules.

Unit 1 What is Psychology?

Unit 2 The Biological Approach

Unit 3 Behaviourist and Cognitive Approaches

Unit 4 Person-centred Approaches

Unit 5 Methods and Debate in Psychology

Module Two: Social Psychology

This is the first major approach we will cover in detail. We are considering the ways in which we look at the behaviour of others, and ourselves. There are five topics to cover in this module.

Unit 6 Attitudes

Unit 7 Social Influence

Unit 8 Obedience

Unit 9 Social Cognition

Unit 10 Applied Social Psychology

Module Three: Cognitive Psychology & its Applications

This is the third module of the course, and we will be looking at the way in which humans process information.

Unit 11 Perception

Unit 12 Attention

Unit 13 Remembering

Unit 14 Forgetting

Unit 15 Language

Unit 16 Thinking

Unit 17 Problem-Solving and Artificial Intelligence

Module Four: Child Development

Here we will be looking at human development throughout the life span. There are five areas to be covered in this part of the course.

Unit 18 Issues in Child Development

Unit 19 Cognitive Development

Unit 20 The Development of Language and Communication

Unit 21 Social Perception

Unit 22 Moral Development

Module Five: The Psychology of A Typical Behaviour

This module covers four main areas.

Unit 23 The Definition and Diagnosis of A Typical Behaviour

Unit 24 Treatments of A Typical Behaviour

Unit 25 Emotional Disorders

Module Six: Research Methods

Research methods are required throughout the course, particularly in your project work. This section may be tackled at any point in your studies and should be used for reference purposes throughout.

Unit 26 Research Methods

Unit 27 Research Issues

Unit 28 Data Analysis

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

About the Level 4 Psychology – Advanced Certificate

One step up from the Level 3 certificate, this qualification promises to provide students with an even more in-depth insight into the workings of the human mind. Students will begin by studying the different approaches to psychology. They will then move on to learn about everything from obedience and social influence to moral development and emotional behaviours.

On top of this, students will also develop knowledge of the practical elements of psychology. Modules on research methods, research issues and data analysis will help our learners to understand how psychological studies are conducted and evaluated. This online course is approximately 140 hours long, but our learners are encouraged to take all the time they need.

Who should study this course?

This course has been designed for anyone with an interest in psychology. Whether you have completed the Level 3 course and want to broaden your understanding, or you want develop professionally in your current role, home study can help you on your way.

As with all of our home learning courses here at learndirect, there are no set entry requirements. As long as you have an interest in psychology, a willingness to learn and access to our online platform, we will welcome you with open arms.

What happens after the course?

By the end of this course you will have a strong understanding of the fundamental aspects of psychology. If you want to be a psychologist, you may choose to embark on further study and work towards your undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, you may plan to use your new found knowledge to progress in your current position. A psychological knowledge can help you in a number of careers; especially careers which involve working with people. These include:

  • Youth worker
  • Counsellor
  • Teacher

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

Modules

Module One: Perspectives in Psychology

This is your introduction to the subject of psychology. It gives you a taste of the different approaches, some of which will be covered in more detail in later modules.

Unit 1 What is Psychology?

Unit 2 The Biological Approach

Unit 3 Behaviourist and Cognitive Approaches

Unit 4 Person-centred Approaches

Unit 5 Methods and Debate in Psychology

Module Two: Social Psychology

This is the first major approach we will cover in detail. We are considering the ways in which we look at the behaviour of others, and ourselves. There are five topics to cover in this module.

Unit 6 Attitudes

Unit 7 Social Influence

Unit 8 Obedience

Unit 9 Social Cognition

Unit 10 Applied Social Psychology

Module Three: Cognitive Psychology & its Applications

This is the third module of the course, and we will be looking at the way in which humans process information.

Unit 11 Perception

Unit 12 Attention

Unit 13 Remembering

Unit 14 Forgetting

Unit 15 Language

Unit 16 Thinking

Unit 17 Problem-Solving and Artificial Intelligence

Module Four: Child Development

Here we will be looking at human development throughout the life span. There are five areas to be covered in this part of the course.

Unit 18 Issues in Child Development

Unit 19 Cognitive Development

Unit 20 The Development of Language and Communication

Unit 21 Social Perception

Unit 22 Moral Development

Module Five: The Psychology of A Typical Behaviour

This module covers four main areas.

Unit 23 The Definition and Diagnosis of A Typical Behaviour

Unit 24 Treatments of A Typical Behaviour

Unit 25 Emotional Disorders

Module Six: Research Methods

Research methods are required throughout the course, particularly in your project work. This section may be tackled at any point in your studies and should be used for reference purposes throughout.

Unit 26 Research Methods

Unit 27 Research Issues

Unit 28 Data Analysis

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

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