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This study programme is designed for 16-19 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan). 

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

The Psychology and Social Sciences course is a rigorous vocational academic qualification, the equivalent to studying 3 A-Levels, which provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding surrounding a wide number of public sector roles, including health and security sectors.

This is a two-year programme involving the study of Applied Psychology, Criminology and Health and Social Care. This provides students with a mixture of learning that supports varied interests within the Applied Social Sciences. There is a balance of external exam and course work for assessment within the programme.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grade 5 including Math and English

Qualifications

BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Psychology

BTEC Extended Certificate in Health

WJEC Diploma in Criminology

How will I be assessed?

The course is 80% external assessment and examination 20% internal assessment 

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

In our Applied Science Area in comfortable learning environment 

Where will the course take me?

The programme is designed to support students to prepare for further study towards career interests, including educational psychology, protective services, crime and reform services, psychology, and counselling.

Learners will be supported with their progression towards higher education and future employment based within the health and security sectors. They will be given the opportunity to gain valuable work-related experience to give them the insight and connections with working within the industry.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Come to an Open Event and apply online

Days & times

Starting September 2023


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