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PSYCHOLOGY - LEVEL 3 COURSE

The Psychology - Level 3 Course is designed for people who wish to gain a good understanding of Psychology.

Psychology is an academic and applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behaviour. Psychologists study such phenomena as perception, cognition, emotion, personality, behaviour, and interpersonal relationships.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award.

Objectives:

At the end of the home study courses students will be able to:

  • Examine the way in which human actions can be explained on a number of different levels
  • Distinguish between emotional experience, expression and psychological responses
  • Examine the nature of sensation and perception
  • Understand the process of memory
  • Distinguish between the characteristics of classical and operant conditioning
  • Consider parent - child interaction
  • Evaluate how we form impressions of people
  • Consider the processes of social facilitation and social influence

CHILD PSYCHOLOGY - LEVEL 3 COURSE

The Child Psychology Distance Learning Course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of Child Psychology and the development of children.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award.

Objectives:

At the end of the home study courses students will develop:

  • An awareness of psychological approaches to the understanding of child development

  • A recognition of the application of developmental psychology to certain aspects of child care and education

  • An awareness of different methodological approaches to psychological investigation

  • A range of skills in using psychological methods.

Course Duration:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The home study courses will take approximately 200 hours of study to complete. 

Prerequisites:

There are no particular entry requirements.

Course Duration & Support:

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. You also have access to a personal tutor by mail or email for a 12 month period. As the home study courses are self study you can complete in as little or as long a time as you prefer.

Assessment:

You will be assessed on coursework which is detailed in the course materials. Most coursework consists of short paragraph answers to set questions. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

Certification:

ABC AwardsOn successful completion of these courses students will be awarded a Psychology Certificate of Achievement and a Child Psychology Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The completion of these courses alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors page.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. This means that the course developers (Kendal Publishing) have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements.

 

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