Introduction to Psychology Step 1 .

The aim of the course is to:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the nature of Psychology
  • Explore contemporary issues from a Psychological perspective
  • Develop self-awareness
  • To enable progression onto Psychology related courses

Students will :

  • Develop their understanding of the role that Psychology plays in everyday life
  • Develop their understanding of current debates and issues in Psychology
  • Develop their understanding of how Psychology can inform our own lives
  • Develop their understanding of why people behave in the way that they do


What will I study?

First Session:

  •  Induction to the course
  • Types of psychological enquiry (i.e. clinical, forensic, occupational etc.)
  • Using case studies to explore human behaviour


Subsequent sessions will include: 

  • Cognitive Psychology – what is the mind?
  • Forensic Psychology – profiling a serial killer
  • Social Psychology – why do people obey?
  • Developmental Psychology – attachment and human development the role of survival

How will I be assessed?

This is a non-accredited course with no exam at the end but the tutor will monitor progress and give feedback.

How will the course be delivered?

Discussions; Case Studies; Exercises; Use of Internet resources; Worksheets.

Entry requirements

No previous experience is required.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Part-Time Course Guide