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About the course

This exciting new course combines the popular subjects of Psychology, Criminology, and Human Behaviour.

Delivered full-time over the duration of 36 weeks, the course gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and the range of skills which are essential for a successful transition to Higher Education.

The course will develop a range of important skills, which will enable progression and future success in study at level 3 and degree level. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the necessary skills and confidence to pursue a variety of degree studies in fields including Psychology; Criminology; Law; Policing; Social Work, Civil Service, and the Health and Social Care Sector.

·       Academic themes studied will draw from the disciplines of Psychology; Criminology, and Human Behaviour. Studying these subjects will expose you to an exciting programme of study, and will include the following: 

·       Criminology - You will develop an understanding of the key themes associated with this subject, such as offender profiling, the theories of crime, and aspects of law and policing.

·       Psychology - This subject will familiarise students with insights into mental health behaviours, memory, and social processes, such as group behaviour, and obedience and conformity.  Along with this, students will develop key research skills essential to studying Psychology at degree level. 

·       Human Behaviour – introducing topics such as Science of Health and Human Behaviour giving insight into patterns of behaviour, health and wellbeing and evolutionary theories.

·       Alongside the three core subjects, students will complete their Math or English as it is recognised that these skills are essential to successful study at Level 3 and university.  

Entry requirements

4 GCSE at grade 4 including English or Math

Qualifications

Level 2 Qualification in Applied Science

What you'll learn (core modules)

·       Academic themes studied will draw from the disciplines of Psychology; Criminology, and Human Behaviour. Studying these subjects will expose you to an exciting programme of study, and will include the following: 

·       Criminology - You will develop an understanding of the key themes associated with this subject, such as offender profiling, the theories of crime, and aspects of law and policing.

·       Psychology - This subject will familiarise students with insights into mental health behaviours, memory, and social processes, such as group behaviour, and obedience and conformity.  Along with this, students will develop key research skills essential to studying Psychology at degree level. 

·       Human Behaviour – introducing topics such as Science of Health and Human Behaviour giving insight into patterns of behaviour, health and wellbeing and evolutionary theories.

 

Benefits, skills and character strengths

The course will develop a range of important skills, which will enable progression and future success in study at level 3 and degree level. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the necessary skills and confidence to pursue a variety of degree studies in fields including Psychology; Criminology; Law; Policing; Social Work, Civil Service, and the Health and Social Care Sector.

How will I be assessed?

this course is internal assessment through coursework

 

Where will the course take me?

The structure of the programme provides learners with all of the tools required to undertake a variety of degrees in subjects including Psychology, Criminology, Youth Studies, Social Work, Probation, Policing, Public Services, Home Office, Criminal Courts, Health & Social Care Sector, Teaching, Law and Mental Health Services

This course is designed to support you to progress to chosen level 3 courses in Psychology and Science

Days & times

Starting September 2023


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