The aim of the Access to HE Diploma in Psychology is to develop knowledge of psychological and sociological theories and concepts in relation to child development, education, mental health, research and forensic psychology. In addition, students will develop the necessary academic skills and be supported through the UCAS process. Students completing the diploma will have the aspiration of studying on degrees relating to Psychology, Criminology, Childcare and Education in Higher Education.
This course is a part-time course, with 1 day a week attendance required in college over two years. There will be a requirement for you to complete additional study outside of the classroom.
2 Years - 1 day per week
The units you will study throughout this course are:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Memory Process
- Abnormal Psychology
- Psychological Methods
- The Theory of Child Development
- The Brain and the Nervous System
- Sociology of Education
- Crime and Deviance
- Forensic Psychology
- Psychobiology of Stress
- Social Psychology
- Sociology of the Family
- Progressing to University
- Academic Writing
- Developing Critical thinking
- Speaking and Listening
Please Note units are subject to change.
At the end of each unit, you will complete an assignment to assess your knowledge of the unit. Assessments can include; Essay writing, Written Reflections, Presentations, Journal Writing and Question and Answer.
To successfully achieve your Diploma, you will need a total of 60 credits.
GCSE Math and English Grade 4 or Equivalent.
Students completing the diploma will have the aspiration of studying on degrees relating to Psychology, Criminology, Childcare and Education in Higher Education.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.