Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Psychology and Counselling | Level 3

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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title LASER LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA: PSYCHOLOGY
Code FE0023-1C
Qualification Type Access to Higher Education
Qualification Level Not Set
Course type Full Time

Overview

This one year course aims to prepare you for university-level academic study. During the course you will find out the answers to question such as: Why do we forget things? How important are our childhood experiences? What causes mental illness? How does stress affect our health? Can criminals be reformed? You will discover the practical application of psychology to many areas of everyday life and learn essential academic skills such as essay writing and how to carry out scientific research.

Details

Course units

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Neuro-Psychology
  • Bio-Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Criminal Investigations and Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology and Mental Health
  • Psychology and Therapy
  • The Effects of Stress
  • Applied Stress Management
  • Extended Independent Academic Study
  • Reviewing & Planning for the Future
  • Personal Organisation and Time Management
  • Essay Skills
  • Research Skills for Academic study
  • Using ICT

Course aims:

During the course you will find out the answers to question such as: Why do we forget things? How important are our childhood experiences? What causes mental illness? How does stress affect our health? Can criminals be reformed? You will discover the practical application of psychology to many areas of everyday life and learn how to carry out scientific research.

Additionally, in the first term, you will complete a unit which will guide you through the UCAS application process and help you choose a course that is right for you.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or higher.