Workplace Psychology Level 3

Gain an insight into the world of occupational psychology, which studies the effects of human behaviour in the workplace

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Overview

Is the morale in your workplace low? If so, you might be wondering what you can do to help give your team a happiness and productivity boost – and we have the answer! On this engaging online course, you’ll delve deep into workplace psychology, and discover how to manage and motivate people effectively. You’ll explore how to work in harmony with different personality types, resolve disagreements positively, and recruit smartly.

Get inside the minds of your colleagues and discover the secrets to workplace harmony

Why Should You Study Psychology In The Workplace?

If you’re a manager or business owner, you’ll know that the people you employ are your company’s biggest asset; employee satisfaction is proven to boost productivity, which ultimately helps to improve your bottom line. So, what exactly does improve job satisfaction and morale? We'll provide you with the answers.

Ideal for those looking to boost their CV or simply to level up their knowledge and interpersonal skills. You don’t need to have any experience or previous qualifications to enrol on this workplace psychology course, and you can study in your own time, at your own pace.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Introducing Workplace Psychology

An overview of workplace psychology relating to individual growth and achievement. You’ll learn the importance of studying people though questioning and observation, environmental influences, mental experience, body/mind connections, feelings and emotions, and the ability adapt to the environment.

Unit 2 - Sensation and Perception

In this unit, you’ll look at how an individual is best placed for a certain role, focusing on required skill set, matching the right responses, and their emotional and mental make-up. You’ll look at stimuli and internal thoughts in relation to the process of sensation and perception.

Unit 3 - Different Personality Concepts

This unit covers the process of selection, placement and classification, exploring the concepts of personality character and temperament. You’ll entwine this with intelligence, character and knowledge and consider the application of psychology to situations in the workplace. This unit will grasp the depths of personality and how this can alter actions in the workplace.

Unit 4 - Psychological Testing

This unit delves into the method of testing using selection, guidance, training and intelligence. You’ll learn about preparing selection tests, vocational guidance and selection, and various types of training.

Unit 5 - Managing the Workplace

This section details the position of managers. You’ll learn about what makes a good manager and why they’re vital, directors of management, choosing executives, and achieving success in management.

Unit 6 - The Workplace Environment

In this unit, you’ll determine various conditions that can impact a workplace, including accidents in relation to the environment or an individual, being accident prone, and direct/indirect breakages.

Unit 7 - Motivating the Workplace

What really motivates people? This unit considers why humans act in a particular way, looking at different approaches to motivation. You’ll see how having a flexible management team who are able to adapt to the situation they are faced with is usually a more positive way of achieving an outcome.

Unit 8 - Recruitment

This unit will highlight the recruitment process, and the best ways to select candidates for a role. You’ll look at interview techniques, the training of interviewers and psychological tests which can be used during the recruitment process.

Unit 9 - Social Psychology

This unit will focus on the study of people’s behaviour and their interaction with certain groups. The types of interaction varies from situation to situation, with informal and formal conversations happening between colleagues regularly.

Unit 10 - Differences Between Individuals

This unit will highlight the classifications of mental health problems, the entry of these variants into the workplace and how industrial psychologists may be faced with the task of rehabilitating these people.

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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.

NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the specific needs of learners. These courses fit in where there are no other regulated qualifications are available. Meaning you can achieve recognition from a well-respected awarding body, even if there isn’t a pre-existing qualification in a certain subject area.

How is this course assessed or examined?

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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.

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Is it too late to start a career in psychology?

It’s never too late to start a career in psychology, whether you’re considering changing direction after studies in an unrelated field, or you want a fresh start after years or decades following a different path. Studying psychology online is easy, flexible and convenient, which opens up this exciting field to everyone – regardless of age or previous experience.

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How do I start a career in psychology?

You could begin with an introductory course that covers a selection of psychological practices. This could be at GCSE level or even a level 3 psychology course. 

From here, you could study a more specialised course such as educational psychology, an advanced diploma in psychology, or neuro-linguistic programming. And if you wish, you can use your new knowledge to apply for a university-level course.

Once you’ve got some qualifications under your belt, you can start applying for jobs in your chosen field of psychology.

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Is being a psychologist stressful?

Psychologists can often work long or unsociable hours, alongside patients in difficult situations. For these reasons, at times some people may find psychology to be a stressful career. That said, it’s rarely a boring vocation, and it can frequently be incredibly rewarding.

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Why study psychology with Oxbridge?

We offer courses for beginners through to more advanced levels, so there will be a course to suit everyone’s experience and ability. All of our courses are created by industry experts and taught online by experienced tutors.

The best part is that all our courses are flexible, which is perfect if you’re in full-time employment or have other commitments preventing you from attending a physical location to study.

Are you ready to join the hundreds of recently enrolled students of all ages and backgrounds, enhancing their careers through an online psychology course with Oxbridge? Enrol online or speak to a learning adviser for more information or advice.

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Is a career in psychology for me?

If you have a deep interest in the workings of the human mind and behaviour, and you want a challenging career working closely with people, then psychology may be the career for you.

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How can I learn psychology on my own?

We get it; you want to become a psychologist but don’t want to upheave your entire life to retrain or study. You also may not be too thrilled at the idea of being forced to learn at the pace of a whole class. Instead, you want to qualify by yourself.

That’s where online psychology courses come in. Once you’ve enrolled, you simply log into your learning portal and study at a time and pace that suits you. And if you do need additional help and support, you can request an online one-to-one with your personal tutor.

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