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Advanced Psychology Level 4

Psychology - Level 4

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About this course
  • Course Length - 12 Months
  • Award Received - Level 4 Certificate of Achievement by NCFE
  • Course Code: PSY02
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To purchase this course in a one off full payment it will cost you:

£375.00 - £275.00

About this course

This distance learning Advanced Psychology course is designed for people who wish to gain an advanced understanding of the principles and practice of Psychology.  Students must have completed an introductory course in a Psychology discipline before undertaking this programme.

Course Description
  • Perspectives on Psychology 
  • Social Psychology 
  • Cognitive Psychology 
  • Child Development 
  • Psychology and Atypical Behaviour 
  • Research Methods
Course Content

The course is divided up into six modules:

Module 1 – Perspectives on Psychology [Tutor Marked Assignment A]

Unit 1 What is psychology?

Unit 2 The biological approach

Unit 3 Behaviourist and cognitive approaches

Unit 4 Person-centred approaches

Unit 5 Methods and debate in psychology

Module 2 – Social Psychology [Tutor Marked Assignment B]

Unit 6 Attitudes

Unit 7 Social influence

Unit 8 Obedience

Unit 9 Social cognition

Unit 10 Applied social psychology

Module 3 – Cognitive Psychology [Tutor Marked Assignment C]

Unit 11 Perception

Unit 12 Attention

Unit 13 Remembering

Unit 14 Forgetting

Unit 15 Language

Unit 16 Thinking

Unit 17 Problem solving and artificial intelligence

Module 4 – Child Development [Tutor Marked Assignment D]

Unit 18 Issues in child development

Unit 19 Cognitive development

Unit 20 Development of language & communication

Unit 21 Social perception

Unit 22 Moral development

Module 5 – Psychology and Atypical Behaviour [Tutor Marked Assignment E]

Unit 23 Definition & diagnosis of atypical behaviour

Unit 24 Treatments of atypical behaviour

Unit 25 Emotional disorders

Module 6 – Research Methods [Tutor Marked Assignment F]

Unit 26 Research methods

Unit 27 Research issues

Unit 28 Data Analysis

Glossary of terms

Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE.

This course has been accredited under an NCFE IIQ Licence held by UK Distance Learning & Publishing, and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 4 (using Ofqual's Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the award of a certificate of achievement.

Method Of Study
  • The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
  •  You will get full tutor support via email
  •  You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors    
  •  You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
Method of Assessment

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.


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