Advanced Psychology Level 4

This Advanced Psychology course is designed for people who wish to gain an advanced understanding of principles and practice of Psychology. Are you fascinated by people? Curious about human nature? Have you ever wondered why you are afraid of heights or small spaces, and what you can do to cure yourself? Have you ever despaired over the prejudice and discrimination in the world and wondered what can be done about it?

You’ll find this advanced distance learning psychology course a source of constant fascination. Covering areas of psychology from child development to emotional disorders and social psychology, our online psychology course will give you an advanced understanding of the various approaches to this fascinating study of human thought and behaviour.

This course covers everything from social and cognitive psychology to child development, research methods and atypical behaviour. This course is ideal for anyone considering further study in psychology or has an interest in the field.

Psychology is used in numerous industries including marketing, education, and human resources. Whether you are working in the mental health industry or are just looking to learn more about human behaviour, this course will give you the knowledge necessary to understand why people do the things they do.

If you wish to build your career in psychology, you could continue your training and education to become a practising psychologist working in mental health clinics, education and social services, health agencies, prisons and so much more …

On this Advanced Psychology Level 4 course you will:

  • Increase your knowledge and develop a better understanding of the theory applied to the practical aspects of social, cognitive, development and adaptive behaviour
  • Fully understand research methods and interpretation of research data.


Our advanced psychology Level 4 gives you an advanced exploration of the complexities of the human nature.
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Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

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Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X406

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Study Hours

Up to 200 hours, which is around 30 minutes per day for 12 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes




This course is fully accredited by ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists).

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 4
Entry requirements
You will need to have completed Level 3 Psychology (or equivalent, e.g. social sciences or counselling) before starting this course.
Section 1
New Approaches in Psychology

The first unit introduces you to the philosophical beginnings and foundations of new thinking in psychology. You’ll look at modern personality types, the four humours, types of memory, personal responsibility, and psychologists such as William James and Carl Jung.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

You don't need any prior skills in the subject area to start this course. However, you need to have completed your Level 3 in Psychology (or equivalent, e.g. social sciences or counselling) before commencing this course.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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