Advanced Psychology Level 4

  • Course Code: OCN203
  • Award Level 4, Similar difficulty to - NVQ Level 4

This Advanced Psychology course offers a detailed study into the theory and practices of psychology, for those with some prior knowledge of the subject.

  • Understand some of the debates in psychology arising from different approaches to the subject.
  • Learn how psychology has a wider influence on society and how it is crucial to child development.
  • Learn about different research methods and interpretation of research data for higher levels of study and professional practice.

Course Content

Module 1: Perspectives on Psychology

  • What is psychology?
  • The biological approach
  • Behaviourist and cognitive approaches
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Methods and debate in psychology

Module 2: Social Psychology

  • Attitudes
  • Social influence
  • Obedience
  • Social cognition
  • Applied social psychology

Module 3: Cognitive Psychology

  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Remembering
  • Forgetting
  • Language
  • Thinking
  • Problem solving and artificial intelligence

Module 4: Child Development

  • Issues in child development
  • Cognitive development
  • Development of language and communication
  • Social perception
  • Moral development

Module 5: Psychology & Atypical Behaviour

  • Definition and diagnosis of atypical behaviour
  • Treatments of atypical behaviour
  • Emotional disorders

Module 6: Research Methods

  • Research methods
  • Research issues
  • Data analysis


The Advanced Psychology is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.

Study Method

The course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual and study guide, plus tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course 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 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. 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.

Course Questions and Answers

Q: What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

To register for this course, students must already hold either a GCSE in Psychology at grade A-B or a have a diploma in Psychology at Level 3.

Q: What is included in the cost of my course?

  • Student record bag
  • Pen
  • Study guide
  • Comprehensive study notes
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation

Q: Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

Q: What do I do if I still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

Reviews for this course

"The course so far is going well"
Antonia Shevlin, Manchester

The course so far is going well, the questions are reasonably easy to understand and i have come across no issues with the course.

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