Advanced Psychology Distance Learning CourseHF801

Are you fascinated by people? Curious about human nature? Then this is the course for you.

It covers everything from social and cognitive psychology to child development, research methods and a-typical behaviour. This course is ideal for anyone considering further study in psychology or who has an interest in the field. Having insight into human behaviour is an invaluable skill useful in almost of all areas of life and business.

Our course is split into bite sized sections to make studying both easy and convenient; you will also have a tutor available every step of the way.

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Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Entry Requirements  


At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.       

Study Method


The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email.  There are no deadlines for assignments however you must complete the course within 12 months from the date you received the course.

Recommended Hours of Study


We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Advanced Psychology course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents


Advanced Psychology course consists of the following topics:
Module 1 – Perspectives on Psychology
What is psychology?
The biological approach
Behaviourist & cognitive approaches
Person-centred approaches
Methods and debate in psychology

Module 2 – Social Psychology
Social influence
Social cognition

Module 3 – Cognitive Psychology
Problem solving & artificial intelligence

Module 4 – Child Development
Issues in child development
Cognitive development
Development of language & communication
Social perception

Module 5 – Psychology & Atypical Behaviour
Definition & diagnosis of atypical behaviour
Treatments of atypical behaviour
Emotional disorders

Module 6 – Research Methods
Research methods
Research issues
Data Analysis

Payment Plan


Full Price is £375

6 Monthly Installments of £62.50

The first installment is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

For postage costs click here: Postage & Packaging

Call us on 0800 074 1222 if you would like to set up a payment plan.




At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 4 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accreditedata level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland"

Awarding Body Information


NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland



This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

Language of Course




Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
A: A reasonable level of literacy is required as this is a Level Three course but otherwise there are no entry requirements, just a keen interest in the subject.

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
A: The personal tutor service is available for 12 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 12 month period.
Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A: yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q: Is this Advanced Psychology course paper based or on-line?
A: Our Advanced Psychology course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A:  If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.

We look forward to hearing from you.