BTEC Psychology Entry Requirements
You will need: GCSE grade 4 in Mathematics, grade 4 in English Language and a grade 4 in Science.
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour. During this course you will develop transferable skills that are valued by employers & universities such as independent learning, self-reflection, critical thinking, team working, analytical and presentation skills. You will also learn how Psychology is used to explain aggressive behaviours and gender differences.
What you will study
- Unit 1: Psychological Approaches and Applications
- Unit 2: Conducting Psychological Research
- Unit 3: Health Psychology
- Unit 4: Optional Module – An introduction to Psychopathology
- Two external examinations – 60%
- Two pieces of Coursework – 40%
- Unit 1 and Unit 3 are externally assessed with each exam taking place in the January of the first and second year of the course.
- Warm, supportive classroom environment
- 1:1 catch ups
- Coursework drop-in clinics
- Revision tutorials
- Workshops and lectures from guest speakers & practitioners
- Trips and visits
This Level 3 (A Level equivalent) course leads to a range of degree programmes including Psychology related degrees such as Education, Nursing, Counselling, and Sports Coaching. You can also progress to employment or an apprenticeship in a range of health, educational and social care sectors
Some examples include Neuropsychologist, Advertising Executive, Human Resources Officer, Finance Officer, Retail Assistant, Clinical Technician, Forensic Scientist