Workplace Psychology Level 3

Our course code: X331

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Acquire insight into the world of occupational or workplace psychology, which studies the effects of human behaviour in the workplace and the steps taken to boost happiness and job satisfaction of employees.

The Workplace Psychology Level 3 is ideal for anyone requiring skills to manage staff in the workplace. You’ll gain knowledge of fundamental theories and techniques that can be applied to various settings to increase or enhance employee satisfaction, worker productivity and organisational effectiveness.

Progression and opportunities are abundant, from starting a business, moving into senior positions or increasing knowledge through further education. The civil service is a traditional path for graduates, with positions across departments such as the Home Office, HM Prison Service and Ministry of Defence.

On this Workplace Psychology Level 3 course, you’ll learn about:

  • Motivating the workforce to improve performance and organisational efficiency
  • Personality concepts of individuals that allow organisations to fine-tune their selection process
  • The use of psychological testing to assess the aptitude of individuals
  • The recruitment process, from recruitment methods to interviewing and testing
  • Workplace management, responsibilities and importance of managers
  • And so much more…

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

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  • 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. 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.


Each unit is followed by a written tutor-marked assignment (TMA), which is submitted and then marked by your tutor. You will not be required to take an external exam.

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.

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: 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.

2: Sensation and Perception

In this unit, you’ll learn about sensation and perception, theories of perception, thought processes, the power and attention of value, as well as segments of info on intelligence, learning, and memory.

3: Different Personality Concepts

This unit covers the process of selection, placement and classification. You’ll explore the concepts of personality, character, and temperament in relation to intelligence, character and knowledge. You’ll also consider the application of psychology to situations in the workplace.

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.

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.

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.

7: Motivating the Workplace

This section considers workplace motivation. You’ll ponder the work-life balance, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, incentives inside and outside the workplace, and the purpose and effects of labour wastage.

8: Recruitment

This segment details the recruitment process, from how businesses reach prospective candidates to application forms, interviews, and the training of interviewers to scrutinise an applicant’s expressions, speech and movement. Also, a section on the use of psychological tests during the interview process.

9: Social Psychology

This unit studies people’s behaviour when interacting with certain groups. You’ll determine the power of groups, social assumptions, and issues between groups in companies, such as group competition

10: Differences Between Individuals

The final unit explores the classification of mental health problems, as well as the entry of variants into the workplace. For example, people with partial disabilities, injuries, disorders or impairment.

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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.

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.

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

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