Are you interested in human behaviour? And the way in which different factors can affect it? If so, Applied Psychology is for you. This dynamic course is equivalent to 1 A Level and will allow you to immerse yourself in the study of the human mind.

In this engaging subject, you’ll learn a range of psychological theories and approaches and apply these key topics such as gender, aggression and consumer behaviour, broadening your understanding of the behaviours we see around us in our everyday lives.

You’ll explore how the mind and body work together and, in turn, gain a clearer understanding of how these interactions can impact human behaviour in various aspects of our lives.

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway and a grade 4 in GCSE Maths. 

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Topics you’ll study include:

- Applications of psychological approaches
- Conducting psychological research
- Health Psychology
- Criminal and Forensic Psychology

Educate, Enrich, Enlighten

You’ll be taught by passionate and knowledgeable teachers, who will support your learning and help you develop into a confident learner, fully prepared for higher education and the world of work. On the course, you’ll enjoy a diverse range of teaching and learning methods which will challenge and stimulate you. For example, you’ll be tasked with creating and conducting your own research project, which will allow you to gain hands-on experience and put your learning into practice.

You’ll gain valuable knowledge and skills throughout your time on the course through a wide range of enrichment opportunities, combining your classroom learning with high quality industry work placements, trips and visits. Our Applied Psychology students have benefitted from:

- Visiting guest speakers
- Working on a research project
- University workshops
- Taking part in Debate Club
- High value work experience placements
- Trips to Disney Psychology Live

This course is assessed by a mixture of coursework and examinations. 

An Applied qualification in Psychology will equip you with a broad range of skills which are highly valued by universities. Combined with the right subjects, Applied Psychology will allow you to access exciting subject-related degree programmes such as Occupational Health, Child Psychology and Sport Psychology.

Psychology influences every aspect of our daily lives and is a great subject for any career that involves working with people. Career areas where psychology qualifications are particularly useful include, Teaching, Counselling, Social Research and of course, Psychology.

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