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Psychology Level 2 *Accredited

Concessionary Fee: £0.00
Course Level

Level 2

Start Date

Fri 28 Jan 2022


10 weeks

Concessionary Fee: £0.00

Course content

  • To research key concepts in psychology
  • To describe examples and challenges in researching psychological concepts
  • To demonstrate an understanding of psychological theory/research in three of the following four areas: • Developmental Psychology • Individual Differences • Cognitive Processes • Social Psychology
  • To improve own study skills in at least one of the following areas: • Independent research • Academic writing • Time Management


This course provides a fairly in-depth introduction to academic psychology. We will look at theories and practical research in the areas of personality (Freud), developmental psychology (Piaget), cognition (memory and forgetting) and social psychology (prejudice, discrimination and interpersonal attraction). It would be useful for further study eg. Access to Higher Education, for people working in care, education or counselling, or for general interest.

Course content:

The course is an introduction to the academic study of psychology. It will start by introducing four approaches to psychology: psychoanalytic, cognitive, developmental and social. In each case, we shall look at how the approach is applied to a specific psychological topic such as learning, perception and stress. We shall then look at how research is conducted in psychology using experiments, observation and interview techniques. Finally, we shall explore three fields of psychology: developmental, cognitive and social and a series of topics associated with each:

· Piaget’s stages of cognitive development

· Learning Theory – classical and operant conditioning; social learning theory

· Memory and forgetting

· Obedience

· Interpersonal attraction.

In addition to psychology, the course will provide a good grounding in study skills which could be useful for further study.


  • The course does require a good command of English (normally Level 2 or GCSE). Assessment is through a series of written assignments that build to a portfolio.

    If you are not sure about your writing skills, please ask and guidance will be given.

What do I need to do this course?

Pen, paper and a folder/document wallet.

Teaching Methods

  • The sessions will be largely tutor-led with plenty of opportunities for whole-group and small group discussion. Students will be expected to develop their knowledge with further reading and internet research between sessions.

    How is your progress checked?

    Small tasks will be given as homework each week – these will be marked and will contribute to the assessment.

    What can I do after this course?

    Further study - A Level Psychology, other Social Science subjects or Access to Higher Education. The course might also support progression to employment in educational, care or related settings.

Concessionary Fee: £0.00

Course details

  • Tutor: Federica Menchinelli
  • Time: 0930-1200
  • Provision: LCC VOC
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: Gainsborough
  • Full fee: £120.00
  • Concessionary fee: Free


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