Our 100% online and part-time CertCE Psychology course introduces students to both subject-specific knowledge and transferable skills. It can be achieved as a stand-alone qualification or used as the first step towards our full BSc (Hons) Psychology degree.
This course introduces the scientific understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience. You’ll also be presented with different perspectives, promoting an appreciation of the real-life applications of psychology. Emphasis will also be placed on the role of empirical evidence in the development and critique of psychological theory, and how this influences the future of research in the discipline.
After this CertCE course, you’ll have an appreciation of the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of psychology including its historical origins, progression and limitations. You’ll also develop an awareness of the variability and diversity of psychological functioning and its significance. Finally, CertCE students will also be able to recognise a range of influences on psychological functioning and how these are conceptualised across three core discipline areas (social psychology, cognitive psychology, and personality and intelligence).
Please note: This course is not accredited with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. Each 15-credit module on the course has an estimated 100 hours of learning, which is equivalent to 100 CPD points.
Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. University of Essex Online cannot be held responsible for the claiming or validation of hours or points.