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Psychology at QLS Level 3

Psychology at QLS Level 3
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This course is available in Paper format and Online.


This distance learning Psychology course would be a fantastic option for anyone who would like to study for an A-Level in the subject, but who feels they currently lack the necessary background knowledge to engage with a course at that level, facing the pressure of exams. This course is based around the A-Level Psychology syllabus, but is assessed by written, tutor-marked assignments.


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Psychology at QLS Level 3

Course code: PSY05

Delivery method: Paper Based or Online

Course duration: 12 Months

Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed

Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3

This home study Psychology Level 3 course covers a wide range of fascinating topics, from the nature of memory to the power of the media on moral and social development. An understanding of Psychology can transform the way you see the world, and how you view and conduct your relationships with others. It’s also a subject that a lot of employers like to see on a candidate’s CV, as it shows an intellectual curiosity and ability to understand complex concepts.


Unit 1: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods

Topic One – Models of Memory

Topic Two – Memory in Everyday Life

Topic Three – Attachment

Topic Four – Attachment in Everyday Life

Topic Five – Investigation Design

Topic Six – Methods and Techniques

Topic Seven – Data Analysis and Presentation

Unit Two: Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Individual Differences

Topic One – Stress as a Bodily Response

Topic Two – The Stress of Everyday Life

Topic Three – Social Influence

Topic Four – Social Influence in Everyday Life

Topic Five – Defining and Explaining Psychological Abnormality

Topic Six – Treating Abnormality

Unit Three: Topics in Psychology

Topic One – Biological Rhythms and Sleep

Topic Two – Sleep States

Topic Three – Sleep Disorders

Topic Four – Aggression

Topic Five – Biological Factors in Aggression

Topic Six – Evolutionary Explanations for Aggression

Topic Seven – Cognition and Development

Topic Eight – The Devlopment of Moral Understanding

Topic Nine – The Devlopment of Social Cognition

Unit 4: Psychopathology, Psychology in Action and Research Methods

Topic One – Psychopathology (Schizophrenia)

Topic Two – Psychology in Action (Media Psychology)

Topic Three – Media and Persuasion

Topic Four – The Psychology of ‘Celebrity’

Topic Five – Psychological Research and the Scientific Method – The Application of Scientific Method to Psychology

Topic Six – Designing Psychological Investigations

Topic Seven – Data Analysis and Reporting

Course Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme 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 Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd 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 Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.   The Quality Licence Scheme 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.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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

Method of Study

Paper Based Version

The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.

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.

Online Version

Our online courses are fully digitised versions of the paper-courses, so you can study on any PC or smart device when connected to the internet.

As with the paper course, your online learning programme is completely flexible, so you can study at a pace that suits you.

All of our online course content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective.

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 and guide you through the course and will 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.