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The aim of the course is to offer a starting point for you to acquire skills and build your confidence to progress on to further learning, employment or volunteering.

Course details

This course is for anyone who is interested in psychology and day to day life. It will give you some of the base concepts in the area and is a starting point for how psychology can be used in day to day life such as in the work place. The course will cover the following topics: What is psychology and what is it used for?

  • Ethics and human rights
  • Prejudice and discrimination
  • Stress and stress management
  • Mental Health
  • Social Influence
  • Attachment theory
  • Personality development
  • Entry guidelines

    You do not need formal qualifications,

    You must be able to interpret written tasks, be willing to work independently, write answers in a legible and understandable form and organise written information clearly and coherently.

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed by completing a work booklet that consists of a variety of tasks related to the subject, such as, short answer questions, completing tables, finding information, identifying evidence and writing about the subject.
    You will receive a Wirral Met College certificate to acknowledge your attendance and learning, and understanding of the subject at this level.

    Additional Information

    If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

    Where can I progress to?

    There are a number of programmes you can move onto from this course, for example the Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Criminology, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Introduction to Criminal Justice. Depending on previous qualifications you may want to consider a progression course such as Pre Access to HE.

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    When does this course run?

    For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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