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Relationship Psychology
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Relationship Psychology

This course will examine whether it is possible to explain relationships, attraction and love. 

Why do we find ourselves feeling indifferent towards many people that we meet, and yet have strong feelings of attraction or even repulsion towards others?  How close we are in terms of geographical distance to a potential partner, liking someone and being liked in return and finding similar attitudes and personality traits in common have all been found to be significant factors in determining who we’re more likely to form relationships with, and not to mention of course physical attraction which needs no further explanation! 

Throughout this course you will examine the psychology and structure of relationships with others as well as how we develop and maintain relationships with others.

Unit 1: Introduction to the Psychology of Adult Relationships

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Understand the importance of relationships
  • Awareness of the different types of relationships

Unit 2: The Development of Relationships          

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Knowledge of how relationships develop
  • Understand how relationships are maintaine

Unit 3: Interpersonal Attraction               

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Awareness of the factors that influence attraction
  • Knowledge of gender differences in choosing the ideal partner

 Unit 4: Happy Relationships

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Understand how relationships contribute to happiness and well-being
  • Awareness of the importance of relationships to mental and emotional stability                       

Unit 5: Relationship Skills             

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Knowledge of relationship maintenance strategies
  • Understand the ‘rules’ of intimacy

Unit 6: The Male and Female Brain

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Understand the differences between the male and female brain
  • Awareness of the potential barriers to relationship formation and maintenance between the opposite sex

 Unit 7: Communication Strategies

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Knowledge of non-verbal communication
  • Awareness of language styles

Unit 8: Training and Therapy for Relationships

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Knowledge of professional intervention methods for relationship enhancement
  • Awareness of techniques for repairing broken relationships

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

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Relationship Psychology Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Relationship Psychology

This course will examine whether it is possible to explain relationships, attraction and love. 

Why do we find ourselves feeling indifferent towards many people that we meet, and yet have strong feelings of attraction or even repulsion towards others?  How close we are in terms of geographical distance to a potential partner, liking someone and being liked in return and finding similar attitudes and personality traits in common have all been found to be significant factors in determining who we’re more likely to form relationships with, and not to mention of course physical attraction which needs no further explanation! 

Throughout this course you will examine the psychology and structure of relationships with others as well as how we develop and maintain relationships with others.

Modules

Unit 1: Introduction to the Psychology of Adult Relationships

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Understand the importance of relationships
  • Awareness of the different types of relationships

Unit 2: The Development of Relationships          

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Knowledge of how relationships develop
  • Understand how relationships are maintaine

Unit 3: Interpersonal Attraction               

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Awareness of the factors that influence attraction
  • Knowledge of gender differences in choosing the ideal partner

 Unit 4: Happy Relationships

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Understand how relationships contribute to happiness and well-being
  • Awareness of the importance of relationships to mental and emotional stability                       

Unit 5: Relationship Skills             

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Knowledge of relationship maintenance strategies
  • Understand the ‘rules’ of intimacy

Unit 6: The Male and Female Brain

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Understand the differences between the male and female brain
  • Awareness of the potential barriers to relationship formation and maintenance between the opposite sex

 Unit 7: Communication Strategies

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Knowledge of non-verbal communication
  • Awareness of language styles

Unit 8: Training and Therapy for Relationships

The learning outcomes for this unit are:               

  • Knowledge of professional intervention methods for relationship enhancement
  • Awareness of techniques for repairing broken relationships

Requirements

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

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Relationship Psychology Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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