1Course Overview

Advanced Psychology Level 4

Course code: ABC1169

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Advance your skills with this Level 4 psychology course, from home!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand and gain knowledge on the theories of psychology
  • 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

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 60,000 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.

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2Course Content
Unit 1: Social Influence and Conformity
  • 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
Unit 2: Psychopathology
  • 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
Unit 3: The Psychology of Stress
  • 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
Unit 4: Debates in Psychology
  • Gender and culture in psychology
  • Free will and determinism
  • The nature-nurture debate
  • Holism and reductionism
Unit 5: Approached in Psychology
  • Behaviourist approach
  • Social learning theory
  • The cognitive approach
  • The emergence of cognitive neuroscience
  • The biological approach
Unit 6: Forensic Psychology
  • Problems in defining crime
  • Ways of measuring crime
  • Offering profiling
  • Biological and psychological explanation of offending behaviour and how offending behaviour is managed
3Other Information
Assessment

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

Course Duration

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

Study Method

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!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards 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.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

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

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

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 Advanced Psychology Level 4.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

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 Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

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 Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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