Are you interested in human behaviour? And the way in which different factors can affect it? If so, BTEC 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.

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.

Grade 4 in GCSE Maths. General entry criteria also applies.

Topics you’ll study include:

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

In this engaging subject, you’ll learn a range of psychological theories and approaches and apply these to 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 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 get hands-on and put your learning into practice.

In addition, you’ll benefit from talks from visiting university lecturers and specialists from across different fields. These experiences will enhance your knowledge of the subject and help you to prepare for your next steps.

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

A BTEC in Applied Psychology will equip you with a broad range of skills which are highly valued by universities. Combined with the right subjects, BTEC 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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