1Course Overview

Psychology Level 3

Course code: OSC1019

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Psychology is the study of the mind and how it influences human thought and behaviour.

  • Psychology is a truly fascinating subject which investigates human behaviour at the levels of the individual and wider society
  • No prior knowledge of psychology is required, which makes this level 3 course perfect for anybody with a new interest in this field
  • Explore different human responses, the nature of sensation and perception, memory processes and much more

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

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.

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!
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2Course Content
Unit 1: Defining Psychology
  • Introduction
  • Psychology practice and approaches
  • Behaviourism
  • Classification of psychology
Unit 2: Research Methods in Psychology
  • Qualitative or quantitative
  • Ethical considerations
  • Experimental and non-experimental methods
  • Analysing and presenting data
Unit 3: Psychological Abnormality
  • The Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Personality disorders
Unit 4: Behaviour and Experience
  • The central nervous system
  • Sensory processes
  • Addictive behaviour
  • Drug addiction
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Smoking addiction
  • Motivation
Unit 5: Cognitive Psychology
  • Perception
  • Attention
  • Language acquisition
  • Memory
  • Development of the shelf
Unit 6: Social Psychology
  • Conformity
  • Groups and group behaviour
  • Altruism
  • Pro-social and anti-social behaviour
  • Aggression
3Other 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, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. 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 3 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?

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
  • 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.

6Reviews

Easy to follow layout of study materials

I'm finding Psychology Level 3 very interesting with an easy to follow layout of study materials. With having a sight disability, I'm studying at an easy pace with the comfort of knowing the support tutor is only an email away, if help is required.

Psychology is something I've been looking into for some time now, with my interests in the human mind and the reasons behind human behaviour. I have been telling my friends and family of this course, which has taken their interest by storm and they have said that they'd be interested in seeing just what Open Study College has to offer.

Right at the start of this course I did get a little puzzled with the lay-out due to never studying from my computer at home (alone with my disability) like this before. So I took it upon myself to contact Open Study College to ask for advice, which was given and greatly appreciated. I am now more confident in myself. 

- Andrew Watts

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