• Certificate (1 year, equivalent to an AS level)
• Extended Certificate (2 years, equivalent to an A level)
You will develop an understanding of psychological approaches which underpin professional practice. Using foundation theories, you will consider explanations for behaviours such as aggression, mental health disorders, and health-related lifestyle choices. You will plan and carry out research, evaluating the strengths and limitations of conducting psychological studies.
There are no additional entry requirements for this course. Please refer to the basic entry requirements for this course/level.
As an international student you must:
There are four units to this course:
You will be given the opportunity to develop a range of skills. These skills are a mixture of subject specific and transferable skills. Some of the main transferable skills are: strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to understand complex ideas and apply these to situations, research and analytical skills, and the ability to use evidence and logic to construct a good argument.
50% Exam / 50% controlled assessment
The College’s E6 Programme will support your current and future aspirations. We suggest some volunteering or a work experience placement is a positive addition to your CV. You could also undertake an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) which allows you to pursue your own topic. On another note – keep fit and healthy with the ‘Exercise’ strand!
This would be an excellent course for those interested in careers within health and social care, including nursing, social work and counselling.
There will be continuous deadlines throughout both years for coursework and controlled assessments will take place at the end of both years.