APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY BTEC
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.
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 applied psychology courses. When combined with other relevant qualifications, you could progress onto degree courses such as Occupational Health, Child Psychology, Sport Psychology
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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.
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This course contains an exciting range of units that focus on the practical delivery of sport. The two year course provides the equivalent of 2 A levels (Diploma) or 3 A Levels (Extended Diploma). This course allows you to develop your coaching ability, covering a range of topics, and you’ll be a CIMSPA recognised coach on completion.
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Sport and Exercise Science
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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If you would like study and develop your football skills simultaneously then this might be the course for you.Our football and education programme developed with Port Vale will provide a quality education alongside expert coaching from Port Vale Football Club and opportunities to compete at a high level in the EFL Community Education Alliance League against other professional football clubs. This two year course provides the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and includes a mixture of practical sessions and theory lessons.
Health and Social Care
Would you like to develop your understanding of how care workers need to behave in order to look after people who may not be able to care for themselves? Then this course could be for you! On this course you will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to enter employment into the Health, Social Care or Education sectors.
Education and Childcare
Do you have a passion for education and the ambition to share this with young people? This T-Level in Early Years Education and Childcare is designed to provide you with the skills, experience and knowledge required to progress into a career in this sector or onto higher education.
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