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Advanced Psychology QLS Level 4

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Would you like to have a better understanding of the way the mind works before putting it into practice as a career? Then this Advanced Psychology QLS Level 4 course could be perfect for you.

Understand and gain knowledge on the theories of psychology.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Psychology Level 4 from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

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Course code: ABC1169
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Course overview

  • Analyse the role of social influence in social change.
  • Gain an insight into the cognitive approach to explaining and treating depression.
  • Discuss the role of stress in illness and how stress is measured.
  • Learn about the biological and psychological explanations of offending behaviour and how the behaviour is managed.
  • Explore the biological approach to explaining and treating OCD.
  • Evaluate theories, models, concepts and applications of advanced psychology.
  • Learn how to integrate resources effectively.

What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is someone who help people learn healthy ways to handle mental health problems. They study and help treat people’s social, emotional, and cognitive processes and behaviours. They do this by evaluating and understanding their clients’ thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. Psychologists do this by: identifying behavioural and emotional patterns, diagnosing disorders, making referrals, and coming up with appropriate treatment plans.

During this Advanced Psychology QLS Level 4 course, you will examine the role of social influence in social change, the psychology of stress, and much more.

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments! You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 110,000 students that already have!

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

Course content

  • Internalisation
  • Identification
  • Compliance
  • Informational social influence
  • Normative social influence
  • Conformity to social roles
  • Explanations for obedience
  • Resistance to social influence and minority influence
  • Role of social influence in social change

  • Abnormality
  • Deviation from social norms
  • Behavioural, emotional and cognitive characteristics of phobias, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Cognitive approach to explaining and treating depression

  • Biological approach to explaining and treating OCD

  • Physiology of stress

  • Role of stress in illness
  • Sources of stress
  • Measuring stress
  • Individual differences in stress
  • Individual differences in personality types A, B and C
  • Individual differences in associated behaviours
  • Managing and coping with stress

  • Gender and culture in psychology

  • Free will and determinism
  • The nature-nurture debate
  • Holism and reductionism

  • Behaviourist approach

  • Social learning theory
  • The cognitive approach
  • The emergence of cognitive neuroscience
  • The biological approach

  • Problems in defining crime
  • Ways of measuring crime

  • Offering profiling
  • Biological and psychological explanation of offending behaviour and how offending behaviour is managed

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provisions and training programmes.

This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

The Quality License Scheme’s endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Extra information

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

You will have up to a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace.

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

At the end of this Advanced Psychology Level 4 course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

There are several avenues you can go down once you have successfully completed this course. You could take a look at our other psychology courses, or you could further your education by studying a psychology degree at university. If you want to work in psychology using your Advanced Psychology Level 4 qualification, here are just a few of the jobs you could explore (depending on your credentials):

  • Counselling psychologist
  • Educational psychologist
  • Sport and exercise psychologist
  • Occupational psychologist
  • Psychological wellbeing practitioner
  • Forensic psychologist

FAQs

No previous skills or knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course.

You may start at any time and have up to a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

Dedicated personal tutor support

Dedicated learner services

Assignment marking and feedback

FREE CV critique service

FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers

FREE XO Student Discounts membership

* Comprehensive study guide

* Exclusive Open Study College Pen

* Student notebook

Not included with the online study option

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework alone.

No, everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded your Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Psychology Level 4.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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