<small>Proficiency Award 1 in </small><span>Organisational Psychology</span>

Proficiency Award 1 in Organisational Psychology

Course Code VPS020
Qualification Proficiency Award 1
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 1000 Hours

Proficiency Award 1 in Organisational Psychology VPS020

Organisational psychology is concerned with optimising work conditions to improve employee satisfaction and productivity. Those with an understanding of this area may assess individual factors such as employee motivation and morale, leadership qualities, physical and mental health of employees, and factors associated with group work. They may also review the physical aspects of a workplace such as improving ergonomics, sensory stimulation, optimising light, and reducing noise. In larger organisations personnel officers may use aptitude tests in order to match the right person to the right role.  


Organisational psychology calls on a range of different psychological theories from different areas of psychology to understand and explain people in work situations, including - developmental, educational, personality theories and social psychology.


An organisational psychologist is involved in:

  • Selection, supervision and training of personnel

  • Managing and organising employees

  • Motivating and improving morale

  • Developing tests for personnel selection

  • Studying and providing training for management communication and effectiveness

  • Relating all of the above to increasing production and efficiency

Study this course to:

  • Learn about workplaces, commerce, industry and understand how people think in the context of these and other organisations to improve company performance.

  • Develop knowledge which is valuable to anyone working in the management of people in a work context from personnel managers to business owners, and marketing staff to careers advisors.

  • Help motivate employees so that they gain more satisfaction in their work.

This course delves into all aspects of organisational psychology to produce a graduate with skills that can be applied directly to the workplace environment.

Core Modules    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 1 in Organisational Psychology.

  •      Counselling Skills I BPS109
  •      Industrial Psychology BPS103
  •      Introduction To Psychology BPS101
  •      Personnel Management VBS107
  •      Psychology & Counselling BPS102

Elective Modules    In addition to the core modules, students study any 5 of the following 17 modules.

  •      Industry Project BIP000
  •      Biopsychology I BPS108
  •      Educational Psychology BPS105
  •      Leadership BBS110
  •      Management VBS105
  •      Marketing Psychology BPS107
  •      Motivation VBS111
  •      Sales Management BBS102
  •      Stress Management VPS100
  •      Supervision VBS104
  •      Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
  •      Careers Counselling BPS202
  •      Conflict Management BPS201
  •      Relationships & Communication Counselling BPS208
  •      Social Psychology I BPS205
  •      Business Coaching BBS304
  •      Life Coaching BPS305

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 1 in Organisational Psychology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

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