Course Overview

Introduction to Psychology Level 2

Course code: ABC012

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This 6 unit independently accredited home study course is a great way to delve into this fascinating subject. You'll learn about how people behave, how memory works, how personalities develop and when you have finished you'll be ready to study psychology at a higher level.

By the end of your studies you'll:

  • Understand the principles of psychology and its role in society
  • Understand the relationship between psychology and social, cultural and scientific issues
  • Understand the moral (ethical) issues in psychology
  • Understand how scientific evidence used in psychology

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors  will help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

This course is aimed at those who wish to gain basic knowledge and understanding of psychology as a scientific discipline. It will also be of interest to anyone wanting to know more about the way people behave, memory and learning or for those who wish to study psychology at higher levels.

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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Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to the basic principles of psychology
  • The aims and objectives of psychology
  • Explanation of human actions
  • Discuss the role of a psychologist
  • Compare areas of psychology
  • Principles of psychology research
Unit 2: Exploring memory
  • Processes of memory encoding, storage and retrieval
  • Studies of memory and investigative skills
  • Eyewitness testimony and the process of forgetting
  • Practical applications
Unit 3: Personality development
  • Personality and temperament
  • Explanation of various psychology theories
  • Stereotyping, bias and discrimination
Unit 4: Learning
  • Defining learning
  • Theories and models
  • Conditioning
  • Social learning
Unit 5: Social influence
  • Social facilitation
  • Bystander behaviour
  • Audience effects
  • Conformity, obedience and deindividuation
  • Social influence sources
Unit 6: Gender identity
  • Influences on gender associated behaviour in males and females
  • Gender development including reproductive systems
  • Identity linked to gender development
  • Gender roles and stereotypes
Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed by written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

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 2 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.

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

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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