The Applied Psychology (BTEC) contains an exciting range of units that explore the vast world of psychology.
You will develop knowledge and understanding of key approaches and theories in psychology and apply these to issues relevant to contemporary society, for example lifestyle choices and unhealthy behaviours such as addiction.
You will learn about the types and characteristics of mental disorders, approaches to treatment, and the role of professionals in supporting and promoting mental health. In addition to exploring the scientific process in psychological research methodology through conducting your own psychological research project.
Find Your Feet
Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.
- It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
- It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
- It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.
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BTEC Extended Certifcate (equivalent to 1 A-Level)
- Psychological Approaches and Applications
- Conducting Psychological Research
- Health Psychology
- Introduction to Psychopathology
If you have a passion for science, health and people then this is the course for you!
Lesson activities will be varied and will include the use of case studies, independent research, structured tasks, presentations and group work.
External Assessment – 58%
Internal Assessment – 42%
Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel
Where Courses Become Careers
The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to admission requirements to many relevant applied psychology courses. When combined with other relevant qualifications, you could progress onto degree courses such as Occupational Health, Child Psychology, Sport Psychology
Make your mark
How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…
You will develop communication skills in a range of theoretical and practical settings. There will be regular emphasis on problem solving as well as challenging you to develop your resilience and independence.
The course covers a wide range of unit topics and can lead to exciting and rewarding careers in the field of psychology.