Psychology NCFE Level 3
During the course students will:
• develop an understanding of the nature of psychology
• examine the way in which human actions can be explained on a number of different levels
• distinguish between emotional experience, expression and psychological responses
• examine the nature of sensation and perception
• understand the process of memory
• distinguish between the characteristics of classical and operant conditioning
• consider parent- child interaction
• evaluate how we form impressions of people
• consider the processes of social facilitation and social influence
This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of Psychology. No prior knowledge is required
Students may study over any timescale of up to one year. To complete the course will take in the region of 90 hours of study.
Your study pack contains everything required to complete your course and no further purchases are necessary.
This course is assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments. No attendance at an exams centre is required.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The course is provided in conjunction with Kendal Publishing Limited – a licenced NCFE centre.
Students receive tutor support for a full one year from registration plus unlimited access to the student helpline during working hours.
There are no entry requirements
The course is divided up into eight modules, as follows:
Module 1: Introduction
Unit 1 What is Psychology?
Unit 2 Different Approaches to Psychology
Unit 3 Research in Psychology
Module 2: Emotion
Unit 4 Signs of Emotion
Unit 5 Theories of Emotion
Unit 6 Stress and Anxiety
Tutor-Marked Assignment A
Module 3: Perception
Unit 7 Sensation and Perception
Unit 8 Factors Affecting Perception
Module 4: Memory
Unit 9 Why Do We Remember?
Unit 10 Remembering and Forgetting
Unit 11 The Reliability of Memory
Tutor-Marked Assignment B
Module 5: Learning
Unit 12 Classical and Operant Conditioning
Unit 13 Applications of Classical and Operant Conditioning
Unit 14 Other Kinds of Learning
Module 6: The Development of Social Behaviour
Unit 15 Parent–Child Interaction
Unit 16 Attachment and Separation
Unit 17 Sexual Development and Gender Identity
Tutor-Marked Assignment C
Module 7: Social Perception
Unit 18 Impressions of People
Unit 19 Prejudice and Discrimination
Unit 20 Reducing Prejudice
Module 8: Social Influence
Unit 21 Social Pressure on the Individual
Unit 22 Group Norms and Conformity
Unit 23 Conformity to Roles and Obedience
Tutor-Marked Assignment D