Psychology Extended Certificate Level 3

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What will you be working towards?

Code PSY-EC3
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between behaviour, performance and mental processes. In Psychology you will study options such as; understanding mental health issues, how to improve sporting performance, the developmental process of children and how psychology can explain criminal behaviour. You will also study research methods and their application in applied psychology as well us undertaking your own research project.

Psychology is an ideal course to study alongside courses with psychology elements within them. Subjects such as Sociology, Criminology, Childcare and Sport and Physical Education.



Psychology consists of a series of units, which are assessed through external and internal assessments.

Core Units: Psychological Approaches and Applications, conducting Psychological Research and Criminal and Health Psychology.

Optional Units: Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Principles of Children’s Psychological Development, Introduction to Psychopathology and Applied Sport Psychology (2nd Year Unit).

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed through a combination of external and internal assessment. The external assessment is through examinations. The remainder of the course is assessed through internally devised assignments based around research and project work.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English, Science and Maths at grade C/4 or above.

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