Educational Psychology Level 3

Are you fascinated with the human learning process? Do you like the idea of nurturing young minds? What about working with families, schools and agencies to help young people grow into superstars by assessing learning difficulties, finding solutions and maximising their potential? If so, our Educational Psychology Level 3 teaches the foundations you need to move into further education. In addition, it’ll broaden your mindset, helping you to make a bigger impact within the education system.

As emotional or learning difficulties often appear in early childhood, the demand for gently assertive educational psychologists is on the rise. Thus, schools are searching for credible people with backgrounds in child development, education and clinical psychology. Why? In short, it’s because these skills tell institutions and hiring managers that you’re focused on one thing – the well-being of its young learners and future leaders.

Furthermore, the right qualification tells employers you’ve the knowledge to evaluate learning and emotional difficulties. Consequently, it’ll mean you can make wiser choices that make a difference. That’s why we’ve designed our Educational Psychology course to provide you with the early training you need to advance in this field. You’ll consider everything from the learning process to challenging behaviour, and cultural diversity.

If you’re looking for one of the following, our educational psychology course is for you:

  • Start a career in educational psychology
  • Gain a qualification to validate your existing knowledge
  • Looking for knowledge to help children thrive in the classroom and at home

Our flexible home learning course helps you gain an understanding of principles and practice of psychology as applied to education and learning. As a result, you’ll require zero knowledge because we teach everything you need to know to progress.

On our Educational Psychology Level 3, you will:

  • Discover multiple theories and perspectives with educational psychology
  • Familiarise yourself with various types of assessment
  • Become aware of various student learning styles and differences
  • Understand the nature of special education needs
  • Recognise types of challenging behaviour, triggers, and managing techniques
  • Break down a range of lifespan development theories
  • Identify factors that determine student motivation
  • Gain perspective of diversity and equality in the classroom
  • Describe modern classroom dynamics, change and fluidity.

Designed to give people an understanding of principles and practice of psychology as applied to education and learning.
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Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: SH345

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our customised qualifications have been developed to meet the needs of our learners, they’ve also been accredited by the NCFE after demonstrating great quality and rigor. Completing Customised Qualifications doesn’t lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study. Every Customised Qualification has met strict criteria to attain NCFE accreditation.

Study Hours

Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 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, 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

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. Tens of thousands of people each year further their education with an NCFE qualification.

Additional Information
Level 3
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
What is Educational Psychology?

Discover multiple theories and perspectives with educational psychology in relation to how individuals think and feel. You’ll examine various psychology models, such as cognitive psychology, social learning theory, evolutionary psychology and biological theories, as well as psychodynamic theories on development. Finally, you’ll consider areas of developmental psychology, such as the nature/nurture debate, Erikson’s psychosocial stages of development, and the concepts ontology and epistemology.

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.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

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.

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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