The Applied Psychology BTEC course contains an exciting range of units that explore the fascinating world of psychology. Studying Applied Psychology will assist in careers within the health, care and education sectors.
It is the study of people – how they act, react and interact – and will lead into careers such as counselling, occupational therapy and social care. You will develop knowledge and understanding of key approaches and theories in psychology and apply these to issues relevant to contemporary society, for example aggression, consumer behaviour and unhealthy behaviours such as addiction.
You will learn about the causes and impact of stress and addiction, and the role of professionals in supporting and promoting treatments for these conditions. You will learn about the different causes of criminal behaviour, the role of punishment and rehabilitation and the use of offender profiling techniques. In addition, you will explore the scientific process in psychological research, through conducting your own research project.
BTEC Extended Certifcate (equivalent to 1 A-Level)
- Psychological Approaches and Applications
- Conducting Psychological Research
- Health Psychology
- Criminal and Forensic Psychology
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 degree programmes. With further training, students can progress into careers such as counselling, teaching, social work, occupational health, speech and language therapy and all of the different branches of psychology.
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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.
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This course contains a range of units with a high level of flexibility. It will ensure that you develop the skills needed to get to and succeed at your next stage in life.
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Are you interested mental disorders, approaches to treatment, and the role of professionals in supporting and promoting mental health? 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. This course will help you understand human behaviour in a scientific manner. Theoretical explanations for individual behaviour you learn about are then applied to real life scenarios.