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

You can enrol online for this course.

What will I study?

First Session:

  • Induction to the course
  • Introduction to Psychological approaches

Subsequent sessions will include: 

  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioural Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Humanistic Psychology
  • Psychodynamic Psychology


These sessions will provide you with the background for applying these approaches in Step 2

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

Introduction to Psychology Step 2

For current start dates please check the part-time course guide, online


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

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2022 Part-Time Summer Course Guide Free Distance Learning Courses