Psychology Level 3

Our course code: X302

Course fee £375 or from £28 per month

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An understanding of Psychology can be life-enhancing. Our biological, physical, cognitive, emotional and social development influences our adult aspirations, achievements and level of contentment. This course is likely to be of value to you both personally and professionally.

Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behaviour. Research in Psychology seeks to understand, explain and clarify how we think, act and feel. If you’d like to embark upon one of the many careers this course can lead to this is the optimal distance learning course for you. What is really exciting and stimulating about Psychology is that it helps you understand the mind and how it influences behaviour. This will help you understand others as well as yourself.

Your mind is the most complicated and intricate piece of the universe that humans currently know about, the rules that govern it are mysterious and elusive. Maybe our brains are not complex enough to understand themselves, but that’s not going to stop us from trying! The study of the human mind has intrigued and captivated us for centuries. The brain is the most complex creation in the known universe and unpicking its inner workings can be fascinating and compelling.

Have you ever thought about why and how we remember? Well, just by asking that very question, you are beginning on the road into Psychology. Psychology Level 3 can be a useful and pragmatic addition to many other courses and jobs, giving you that extra understanding and compassion for people around you. Throughout the course, there are ‘real-life’ applications of the theories, which are included to help your understanding and aid learning.

On this interactive Psychology course, you will discover:

  • How scientists have studied the mind, brain and behaviour
  • How our understanding of the world develops and establishes as we grow up
  • How much we are influenced by other people
  • How our thoughts and actions are related to brain activity
  • How memory works, why we forget and how to improve your memory
  • How Psychology can be applied and practised in the real world

Study the psychology of the human mind and behaviour as you ask questions that seek to solve how we think, act and feel.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications

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 NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.

Study Hours

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

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. You will learn online – instead of reading walls of text, you will watch videos and animations and do quizzes to check your understanding. You can learn either on a tablet or desktop. We also offer a mobile e-book based on this course that you can download to your phone or tablet and read it while waiting in a queue, on the train or during your lunch break. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

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 an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


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 endorsed by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), giving you the opportunity to register with the ACCPH as a Student Member.

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an official 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

Difficulty - 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.

Course Content

1: Introduction
  • What is Psychology?
  • Different Approaches to Psychology
  • Research methods in Psychology
2: Emotion
  • Physiology of
  • Theories of Emotion
  • Stress and Anxiety
3: Perception
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Factors Affecting Perception
4: Memory
  • Why Do We Remember?
  • Models of Memory
  • Remembering and forgetting
5: Learning
  • Classical and Operant Conditioning
  • Other Kinds of Learning
6: The Development of Social Behaviour
  • Parent – Child Interaction
  • Attachment and Separation
  • Stages of Development
7: Social Perception
  • Prejudice and Discrimination
  • Causes of Prejudice
  • Reducing Prejudice
8: Social Influence, Obedience and Conformity
  • Group Norms and Conformity
  • Obedience to Authority
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

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 the specified duration of your course.

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.

ACCPH are the Professional Body for Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Clinical Hypnotherapists. We are an accredited member and preferred training provider of the ACCPH.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!