Psychology HIGHER @ SCQF Level 6

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Dumfries & Galloway College

Introduction

This course is an SQA Higher in Psychology, intended to enable learners to develop an understanding of the psychological study of the human mind and behaviour in a range of contexts, and to enhance their ability to use evidence to explain behaviour.

Contact us for information or to book your place on the course:

Telephone: (01387) 734 269

E-mail: OpenLearning@dumgal.ac.uk

Location:

Varies

Duration

It is expected that this course starts in August or September with examinations being held in May/June, to coincide with the traditional school education calendar.

Price

£250.00

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course, you would normally be expected to have attained the skills, knowledge and understanding required by the following or equivalent qualifications and/or experience:

  • National 5 Psychology Course or relevant component Units
  • National 5 Biology Course or relevant component Units
  • Social studies or social sciences Courses at SCQF level 5 or relevant component Units

Course Content

The course develops learners’ understanding of psychology as the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Psychology is a research-based subject, and it provides the opportunity to conduct practical research. This includes working with human participants in accordance with ethical standards. To gain the award of the course, the learner must undertake all three units and complete an externally assessed practical research project and final exam.

The course is made up of the following units:

  • Psychology: Research H260 76
  • Psychology: Individual Behaviour H261 76
  • Psychology: Social Behaviour H262 76
  • Final Exam

Assessments

Most of this course may be studied from home, although some assessments need to be done under supervision, with a final exam in college in May/June.

Career Prospects

This course could set you on a path to build your future as a psychologist.

Psychologists work with people to study their normal and abnormal mental states, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behaviour by experimenting with, and observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments.

Psychologists can earn starting salaries of £31,365 up to £87,754 according to National Careers Service

Additional funding information

If you are in receipt of certain state benefits such as Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, DLA, Working tax Credit, Universal Credit etc you may not be required to pay course fees through Fee Waiver. Find out more about Fee Waiver

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on the course:

Telephone: (01387) 734 269

E-mail: OpenLearning@dumgal.ac.uk

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