<small>Proficiency Award 2 in </small><span>Psychology</span>

Proficiency Award 2 in Psychology

Course Code VPS010
Qualification Proficiency Award 2
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 1500 Hours

Proficiency Award 2 in PSYCHOLOGY

Learn more about the mind and behaviour

Psychology is a broad field of study. So broad, in fact, that it is hard to adequately define. In general terms, it is the study of human and animal behaviour and mental processes. Given the scope of psychology, psychologists themselves usually specialise in particular areas of work such as education, mental health, sports, or organisations.   

This course is designed to provide the student with a broad grounding in different subject areas of psychology. It will be of benefit to anyone with an interest in this fascinating discipline and can be applied to many different work roles. It may also serve as a stepping stone for those wishing to go on and study a degree in psychology. Choose this course if you would like to 

  • Study, learn and understand the human mind
  • Develop skills for dealing with people - at home, work, or play
  • Improve your knowledge of psychology to use as a foundation for many different careers
  • Enhance your workplace skills in management, communications, teaching, or counselling 

With an appropriate combination of elective modules you can set yourself up with skills to work in industries such as -

  • Life Coaching
  • Marketing
  • Personnel Management 
  • Human Resource Management
  • Education
  • Social Welfare
  • Leisure Services
  • Counselling
  • Industrial Relations

What can psychology teach you?

There are innumerable things a sound knowledge of psychology can be beneficial for. For instance -

  • Why we act differently when we are in groups and when we are alone
  • How to improve a person's motivation and performance
  • How we develop certain patterns of thought and behaviour, and how to change negative patterns
  • How we learn from the moment we are born
  • How our biological development and environmental conditions affect our thinking
  • How to help children develop desirable behaviours......and that's only the beginning!

Core Modules    

These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Proficiency Award 2 In Psychology:

  •      Industry Project BIP000
  •      Child Psychology BPS104
  •      Industrial Psychology BPS103
  •      Introduction To Psychology BPS101
  •      Psychology & Counselling BPS102
  •      Research Project I BGN102
  •      Starting A Small Business VBS101
  •      Counselling Techniques BPS206

Elective Modules    

In addition to the core modules, students study any 7 of the following 33 modules:

  •      Biopsychology I BPS108
  •      Counselling Skills I BPS109
  •      Educational Psychology BPS105
  •      Leadership BBS110
  •      Marketing Psychology BPS107
  •      Motivation VBS111
  •      Play Leadership VRE101
  •      Sports Psychology BPS106
  •      Stress Management VPS100
  •      Workshop I BGN103
  •      Adolescent Psychology BPS211
  •      Aged Care and Counselling BPS212
  •      Biopsychology II BPS204
  •      Child and Adolescent Mental Health BPS214
  •      Conflict Management BPS201
  •      Developmental Psychology BPS210
  •      Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents BPS215
  •      Ethics BPS217
  •      Family Counselling BPS213
  •      Grief Counselling BPS209
  •      Managing Mental Health in Adults BPS216
  •      Relationships & Communication Counselling BPS208
  •      Social Psychology I BPS205
  •      Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
  •      Abnormal Psychology BPS307
  •      Criminal Psychology BPS309
  •      Crisis Counselling BPS304
  •      Life Coaching BPS305
  •      Multi Cultural Awareness BPS303
  •      Neuropsychology BPS306
  •      Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
  •      Psychological Assessment BPS308
  •      Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302

Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 2 In Psychology is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

For more information on this course, please request your free course information pack.

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  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.