Introduction to Psychology Step 1 Course Code K0374GXPEC

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

This course will be delivered at Beverley, but if government guidelines change then it will be offered online. Learners will need a device such as a laptop or PC or phone/iPad and a internet connection to take part.  Ideally, devices will also have webcams for full participation.  Learners will need to download the Teams app onto their laptop/PC or mobile phone/other device and devices will need to have a camera so that they can participate.

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 Autumn Course Guide