Advanced Certificate in Psychology
Advanced Certificate in Psychology VPS011
This course can help you in both your personal and work life. By understanding how and why people think and behave a certain way; you can improve both:
Interpersonal Skills; and
Psychology is an increasingly popular subject for students to study. There are so many different options from which to continue after completing a psychology course. At the moment, only a small percentage of psychology graduates continue to become professional psychologists. However, as the field is expanding more and more students are becoming professionals within the field.
There are many different areas of psychology, such as educational psychology, occupational psychology, criminological and legal psychology, psychology teaching and research. Each of these fields have different careers, pay and prospects within them. Some offer full time work, others only part time. Some offer consultancy and freelance work, whilst in others the psychologist is employed.
There is some degree of overlap between specialities, for example, clinical psychologists and educational psychologists may both work with children with mental health problems. Occupational and clinical psychologists may both work with people in prisons. Some careers also overlap with other professions, such as psychiatry and counseling.
The most common element of work within psychology is problem solving. This may be done as part of a team with other professionals. A psychologist will have to develop problem solving skills, objective data gathering, empirical methods, skills in statistical analysis, interpreting data, interviewing, computer use, experimental design, considering evidence, communicating conclusions.
This is a good starting course for those interested in gaining insights into human behaviour, learning, and psychological health, with the added dimension of practical involvement in the workplace.
These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate In Psychology:
- Introduction To Psychology BPS101
- Psychology & Counselling BPS102
Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
- Research Project I BGN102
In addition to the core modules, students study any 6 of the following 10 modules:
- Biopsychology I BPS108
- Child Psychology BPS104
- Educational Psychology BPS105
- Industrial Psychology BPS103
- Marketing Psychology BPS107
- Sports Psychology BPS106
- Stress Management VPS100
- Biopsychology II BPS204
- Conflict Management BPS201
- Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302
Note that each module in the Advanced Certificate 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.