Psychology courses

The impact of diving into and understanding psychology is far-reaching. Developing a happier, more productive working atmosphere, improving the physical capabilities of athletes, altering human behaviours for the better and even solving crimes are just some of the ways psychology impacts society.

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Beginner or Professional

Our psychology courses are perfect for any stage of your career. Whether you’re looking to try something new or develop a vocational skill, you’ll be sure to find a level that suits you!

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Oxbridge students achieve 20% higher grades than the national average.

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Accredited Courses

Our psychology courses are endorsed by ACCPH, demonstrating high-standards and quality assurance.

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Advanced Counselling Diploma

Take your knowledge of the principles, practices and ethics of Counselling one step further with this advanced diploma.
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Advanced Psychology Level 4

Our advanced psychology Level 4 gives you an advanced exploration of the complexities of human nature.

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Child Psychology Level 3

Discover how children think and process the world with this unique exploration into the world of child psychology.
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Counselling for Children Level 2

Utilise your listening skills, empathy and compassion to make a positive difference in children’s’ and adolescent’s lives.
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Drug and Alcohol Counselling Level 3

Gain the knowledge needed to specialise in a career as a drug and alcohol counsellor
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Educational Psychology Level 3

Designed to give people an understanding of the principles and practice of psychology as applied to education and learning.

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Forensic Psychology Level 3

Learn aspects of forensic psychology, including profiling, criminal behaviour and theory relating to committing offences.

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Forensic Science Level 3

Your first step in forensic science, learn procedures used to collect evidence and how crime scenes are investigated.

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Level 3 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training course delves deep into the crevices of the human psyche and navigates the mysteries of mental health and covers a broad range of elements of CBT.
View course X328

Life Coaching Level 3

Learn to support others to take control of their situations in areas such as relationships, careers, fitness and work.
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Mindfulness Level 3

Our Mindfulness course helps you focus on the present and learn of how your body, thoughts and feelings are connected.
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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

“NLP helps me to manage audiences and motivate them.” ~ Oprah Winfrey, the world’s No. 1 talk show host.
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Psychology GCSE

Psychology is the science of the mind; the study of, among other things, how our thought processes work, why we behave the way we do and how we learn.
View course X808

Psychology Level 3

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

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Sociology Level 3

Gain insight in to society and social behaviour, including its origins, development and organisation.

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Sports Psychology Level 3

Discover the importance of how to optimise performance in sporting activities, motivation and group dynamics in sports.

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Stress Management Level 2

Learn how to support yourself and others by reducing and rechannelling stress.
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Substance Misuse Level 2

Broaden your knowledge of substance related issues, assumptions and stereotypes to better support people with addiction.
View course X216

Workplace Psychology Level 3

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

View course X331

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Can I sign up for a Student Beans account and get Student Discounts?

Yes! One of the many benefits of being an Oxbridge student is that you get access to great discounts with a Student Beans account! Eligibility criteria apply and acceptance is made at the discretion of Student Beans. Find out how to sign up.

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Should I train as a counsellor?

Individuals of any age can benefit from counselling courses and it’s important to note that counselling, when experiencing grief, abuse, anger and problems building and maintaining relationships can have a positive impact.

This makes it absolutely critical that the counselling sector ensures it is well staffed with empathetic, conscientious and skilled professionals who will diligently work to help individuals manage their emotional welfare.

If this sounds like you, training to counsel individuals, couples or groups could be the start of an incredibly inspiring career. A skilled counsellor can become a truly vital support for vulnerable people, enabling them to work through trauma and past issues, making this profession as rewarding as it is valued.

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Are these courses NVQs?

NVQs were replaced in 2015 by RQFs in 2015. Read more in our What is an NVQ? blog.

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Why study Counselling courses online?

Studying your counselling courses online with Oxbridge will get you qualified faster and on average our learner’s grades are 20% higher than the grades achieved by those who study on campus. As with all distance learning courses, distance learning counselling courses enable students to study wherever and whenever they choose, meaning they can become a counsellor while fitting their studies around other commitments such as work or childcare.

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What types of counselling are there?

There are many different disciplines within counselling, including Counselling for Children, Substance Misuse and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. There are many counselling courses online available for various disciplines that can equip you with the skills and expertise to help people who are struggling with incredibly difficult situations. If you want to attain your counselling diploma online then we can help you.

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How does counselling benefit children?

One in ten children experience mental illness, and, according to the same report from Mind, the recent pandemic lockdown has led to 68% of young people experiencing lowered mental health.

Counselling can be extremely useful for children and young people, particularly those who don’t have access to a support network at home or feel they cannot talk to their parents about problems they may be facing.

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How does counselling benefit adults?

According to the NHS, one in four adults experience mental illness; and the pandemic has worsened things. The mental health charity, Mind, released insight in Feb 2022 stating that “A million UK adults who had problems with their mental health for the first time during the pandemic have not spoken to anyone about it”

A career in counselling adults can see you touching upon topics surrounding the workplace, infertility, past trauma or even addiction. Older adults with very little family or friends can also benefit from counselling to help them better cope with feelings of loneliness or even worthlessness which is unfortunately common amongst older generations.

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How do you become a Counsellor?

To become a counsellor, you must obtain the appropriate training and qualifications. We provide a level 3 counselling course which is the ideal launch pad towards your future career in this field. Check out our counselling career guide here.

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How to become a Therapist?

Like becoming a counsellor, you need the proper training and qualifications to become a therapist. Qualifications in psychology are often an ideal gateway toward a career as a therapist.

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How to become a Psychotherapist?

If you want to become a psychotherapist, a qualification within the mental health sector is desired. Check out the mental health courses we provide here

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BACP accredited courses?

There are several British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) courses available to study. Check out the courses we offer and take a step towards your future in counselling.

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What qualifications do you need to be a counsellor?

You can do a diploma, degree or post graduate course to become a counsellor. You would have to study a subject such as psychology or sociology.

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Can I be a counsellor without qualification?

To become a counsellor you must have the required qualifications. You do not need a degree, but an equivalent is mandatory. 

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Can you legally call yourself a counsellor?

There is no law that states you cannot refer to yourself as a counsellor. ‘Counsellor’ and or ‘therapist’ are not protected terms in the UK.

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Are online counselling courses recognised?

Yes. You can gain qualifications online and be recognised by potential employers.

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Is counselling a stressful job?

Counselling can be a stressful job, as it largely consists of listening to people’s mental obstacles. However, it can be extremely rewarding knowing you have helped them overcome their issues.

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How to train to be a counsellor?

To train to become a counsellor, you need to gain the required qualifications. You must possess qualifications in mental health courses. 

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What types of counselling are there?

There are several types of counselling. Some of the most popular Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Somatic Therapy. 

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How long does a counselling course take?

You can complete a course in counselling in one year. However, some courses will take two years to finish.

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What do you learn in counselling courses?

You can develop a multitude of skills when on a counselling course. You will learn how to accurately analyse an individual’s way of thinking and link it to their behaviours. You will also learn much about yourself, which is a huge plus. 

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How much do counselling courses cost?

Fees will vary on each counselling course. At Oxbridge, we’re proud to offer flexible payment plans which are tailored to suit your needs.

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Which counselling courses are accredited?

There are a few accredited counselling courses available for you to choose from. Browse Oxbridge’s accredited courses to see if any are for you.

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How do you get into counselling?

It all begins with wanting to make a difference. Then, you must gain the appropriate qualifications

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Can I take counselling courses at home?

Yes. You can study from the comfort of your own home as you pursue a career in counselling.

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Is a counselling course useful?

Absolutely. You will learn fundamental skills that are crucial for becoming a counsellor.

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What is the best counselling qualification to have?

A diploma, degree or postgraduate course in psychotherapy will give you the best chance at becoming a counsellor. 

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Can I become a counsellor online?

Yes. There are several counselling courses available online for you to gain the appropriate qualifications. We offer upwards of ten counselling courses, check out which one could be for you.

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