NCFE Certificate in Psychology Distance Learning CourseHF808

Do you work in psychology? Keen to understand more about the subject? Need to consolidate your skills?

This NCFE Certificate in Psychology covers emotion, perceptions, memory, learning, social behaviour and social influence. This certificate provides a broad and through introduction to the subject and is ideal for anyone that works in the health and social care arena.

Like all Start Learning courses this course is split into bite sized sections to make studying as easy as possible, you will also have access to your tutor every step of the way.

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.       

Recommended Hours of Study


We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Certificate in 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


Unit 1 – Introduction: What is Psychology? - Different Approaches to Psychology - Research in Psychology.

Unit 2 – Emotion: Signs of Emotion - Theories of Emotion - Stress and Anxiety.

Unit 3 – Perception: Sensation and Perception - Factors Affecting Perception.

Unit 4 – Memory: Why Do We Remember? - Remembering and Forgetting - The Reliability of Memory.

Unit 5 – Learning: Classical and Operant Conditioning - Applications of Classical and Operant Conditioning - Other Kinds of Learning.

Unit 6 - The Development of Social Behaviour: Parent–Child Interaction - Attachment and Separation - Sexual Development and Gender Identity.

Unit 7 - Social Perception: Impressions of People - Prejudice and Discrimination - Reducing Prejudice.

Unit 8 - Social Influence: Social Pressure on the Individual - Group Norms and Conformity - Conformity to Roles and Obedience.

Payment Plan 


Full Price is £285

6 Monthly Installments of £47.50

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 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland"



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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.

Language of Course





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.


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 Level 3 award in Psychology course paper based or on-line?
A: Our Level 3 award in 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.