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CIE Level 5 Diploma in Psychology Studies

Course Code: OLL325

Course Overview

Are you interested in how we think and why we behave the way we do? Then this course will give you all the knowledge you need about psychology, from home!

This course will allow you to:

Understand how to develop an ePortfolio for Psychology Studies

  • Learn about the different perspectives
  • Discover what the humanist approach is and understand how to see human behaviour through the eyes of the person doing the behaviour
  • Look at methodology, including quantitative and qualitative data
  • Explore the different roles within psychology
  • Understand the different systems of the human body
  • Investigate psychopathy and look closely at schizophrenia
  • Explain why people behave the way they do
  • Understand aggression and why people are aggressive
  • Explore the specialist psychology applications such as counselling

The course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. This course will give you the skills you need to begin working in the psychology industry, or for further study at degree level.

You will receive all of the course material through an online eLearning portal, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.

Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 50,000 students that have already done so.

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in Psychology Studies
    • Types of ICT skills
    • Research techniques
    • Portfolio skills
    • Self-reflection
    • Tools and strategies
    • 4 Principles of self-assessment
    • Reflective writing
    Unit 2: Putting Psychology into Perspective
    • History
    • New theories
    • Research
    • Perspectives
    Unit 3: Humanist psychology
    • Humanist approach
    • Theories and concepts
    • Applications and contexts
    • Approaches in psychology
    Unit 4: Research methods and techniques in psychology
    • Research methods
    • Quantitative data
    • Qualitative data
    Unit 5: Roles within psychology
    • Psychiatrists
    • Psychologists
    • Clinical psychologists
    • Counsellors
    • Art Therapy
    • Attachment based psychotherapy
    • Behavioural therapy
    • Cognitive analytical therapy (CAT)
    • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
    • Family therapy
    • Gestalt therapy
    • Humanistic integrative psychotherapy
    • Hypnotherapy
    Unit 6: Anatomy and physiology for psychology
    • Central nervous system
    • Aforementioned body system
    • Endocrine system
    • Body systems
    Unit 7: Introduction to psychopathology
    • Kraepelin
    • Syndromes
    • Psychological conditions
    • Dementia praecox/schizophrenia
    • Manic depressive psychosis/ bipolar disorder
    • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
    • International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
    Unit 8: Organisational psychology
    • Personality theories
    • Individual behaviour
    • Contributory factors
    • Trait theory
    • Psychometrics
    • Personality assessment
  • Unit 9: Cognition and development
    • Mental representations
    • Behaviour patterns
    • Stimulatory input
    Unit 10: Aggression, aggressive behaviour and underpinning abnormal psychology
    • Aggression
    • Aggressive tendency
    • Personality
    Unit 11: More factors affecting behaviour
    • Development and inheritance
    • Genetic predetermination
    • Environment
    • External factors
    • Gender schema and gender roles
    • Sexual differentiation
    • Eating behaviour and self-perception
    • Biological and psychological models
    Unit 12: The psychology of addictive behaviour
    • Social and politically issues
    • Drug and alcohol
    • Compelling traits
    • Psychological and psychological overview
    Unit 13: Anomalistic behaviour
    • Paranormal
    • Psychological and physical factors
    • Extra sensory perception
    • Psychokinesis
    • Apparitional phenomena
    • Exceptional Experiences
    Unit 14: Specialist psychology applications: Neurolinguistic programming
    • Practitioners
    • Individual’s perception
    • Modelling
    • Hypnotherapy
    • Psychotherapy
    • Human potential movement
    Unit 15: Specialist psychology applications: Coaching
    • Efficiency
    • Reduce waste
    • Constructionist theories
    • Interaction with others
    • Reflection on our experiences
    • Models
    • Coaching situations
    • Assessment
    • Evaluation criteria
    Unit 16: Specialist psychology applications: Counselling
    • Personal conversation
    • Professional relationship
    • Psychology and psychiatry
    • Approaches
    • Assessment
    • Feedback criteria
    • Situation-specific approaches

Other Information

  • Assessment

    You are required to create an ePortfolio. After each unit you will have to send your work by email to your tutor. You will also have to take part in self-assessment activities, do your own independent research and conduct your own reflective journal.

    Course Duration

    This course will take you 2 years to complete. The approximate learning time for each unit is 60 hours.

  • Study Method

    This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received online. You will also get tutor support by email.

    Course Outcomes

    Successful students will achieve a CIE Level 5 Diploma in Psychology Studies.

    CIE (Centre for Interactive Education) is an innovative awarding organisation in UK providing interactive vocational and academic qualifications at different levels. Interactive education system provides employer engagement, leadership, strategic planning, research, industry interaction, standard and interactive qualification development and the development of sector specific solutions.Their inclusive, accessible, non-bureaucratic and responsive qualifications enabling learner to learn in the best interactive and effective way and in a time-efficient manner without compromising the quality of learning.

    All CIE qualifications are very flexible and are designed and developed based on action and experiential learning practice; which enables a learner to achieve knowledge and experience to build up their career in desired field. Every CIE qualifications leads to the higher education, employment or business; which delivers well-trained and qualified employees, Entrepreneurs, Innovators and leaders for the sector. They pride ourselves in their knowledge of the sectors we work in and the quality and integrity of the qualifications we award.

    CIE is accrediting local and international Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) institutions to deliver its interactive qualifications. They ensure the best practice of quality assurance, learning opportunity, employer engagement, industry interaction and equality and diversity among our centres. They also work together on demand with their centres and employers to develop new qualifications under CQS (Customised Qualification Service) which satisfies the institutions and employers need.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or an A level standard course (or equivalent) before studying this course (Level 5 qualification).

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

You may start at any time and have 2 years to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Online learning platform
  • Personal tutor support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Accreditation
  • Dedicated student support
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work by email to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your CIE Level 5 Diploma in Psychology Studies.

What do i do if i still have questions?

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