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Student Profile


This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of Psychology.  No prior knowledge is required.




The objectives of the course are to:


develop an understanding of the nature of psychology

examine the way in which human actions can be explained on a number of different levels

distinguish between emotional experience, expression and psychological responses

examine the nature of sensation and perception

understand the process of memory

distinguish between the characteristics of classical and operant conditioning

consider parent- child interaction

evaluate how we form impressions of people

consider the processes of social facilitation and social influence


Study Method


The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.  You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. 




The course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted then marked by your tutor.  There is no external examination required.

Course Accreditation


At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (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.


Course Duration


Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.


Pack/Course Contents


Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:



Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course

Self-assessment activities


Tutor support

Assignment marking & feedback



Price and Payment Methods


Please refer to current price list








The course is divided up into eight modules, as follows:


Module 1: Introduction

Unit 1  What is Psychology?

Unit 2  Different Approaches to Psychology

Unit 3  Research in Psychology


Module 2: Emotion

Unit 4  Signs of Emotion

Unit 5  Theories of Emotion

Unit 6  Stress and Anxiety


Module 3: Perception

Unit 7  Sensation and Perception

Unit 8  Factors Affecting Perception


Module 4: Memory

Unit 9  Why Do We Remember?

Unit 10 Remembering and Forgetting

Unit 11 The Reliability of Memory


Module 5: Learning

Unit 12 Classical and Operant Conditioning

Unit 13 Applications of Classical and Operant Conditioning

Unit 14 Other Kinds of Learning


Module 6: The Development of Social Behaviour

Unit 15 Parent–Child Interaction

Unit 16 Attachment and Separation

Unit 17 Sexual Development and Gender Identity


Module 7: Social Perception

Unit 18 Impressions of People

Unit 19 Prejudice and Discrimination

Unit 20 Reducing Prejudice


Module 8: Social Influence

Unit 21 Social Pressure on the Individual

Unit 22 Group Norms and Conformity

Unit 23 Conformity to Roles and Obedience



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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