PDA Psychology (infill)
All Ayrshire schools
This course is for school pupils only
Ayr Campus Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-4pm
Kilmarnock Campus Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-4pm
Kilwinning Campus Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-4pm
Duration: 1 Year
This SCQF Level 7 course is aimed at learners who wish to develop an understanding of human behaviour, the various theories of how the mind works, and the therapies offered to try and resolve issues.
This course offers learners the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of psychological approaches to explaining the mind, while providing the opportunity to develop relevant skills for further study and employment.
You will examine four schools of thought in Psychology, explaining how each developed since the nineteenth century, as well as the key features that differentiate one from another. You will also develop evaluation skills as you analyse each school.
You will also analyse psychological theories as they are related to specific topics in psychology, such as memory, stress, psychopathology, sleep and dreams, attraction, and prejudice. You will look at conflicting theories around psychological topics as well as research that supports and refutes their explanations. As part of the course you will also conduct research into a psychological topic producing a research report.
Assessment of the course consists of 2 open book assessment (one of which is a research project), and 1 closed book assessment.
On successful completion of the course you may wish to use this PDA in conjunction with other qualifications to apply for entry into an HN or Degree programme in a variety of areas such as Social Sciences, Business, Health Care, Social Care, Early Education, and many more.