UCAS Institution Code
B68

UCAS Course Code
B22B

Fees
£7,500 (Year 1, 2021/22)*

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This course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding in theoretical and applied psychology, as well as providing the opportunity to gain experience through work placement whilst continually reflecting on the links between theory and practice.

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You will develop your knowledge and understanding by the inclusion of practical assessments within taught modules, such as report and case study assignments. You will also focus on work-related learning at Level 5 and the opportunities for studying applied psychology areas through the Level 4 module “Psychology in Everyday Life”.

As part of the FDSc Psychology, you have to complete work-based learning in an area related to psychology (eg social care, health care, education, sports and business) and link your placement experience to further work-related learning on other modules in the course.

Level 4 modules may include:

  • PL1S128 Theoretical approaches to psychology
  • PL1S129 Introduction to research using statistics in psychology
  • PL1S130 Cognitive psychology
  • PL1S131 Psychology in everyday life
  • PL1S132 Biological psychology
  • PL1S133 Individual differences and learning

Level 5 modules may include:

  • PL2D121 Professional practice and employability
  • PL2S137 Social psychology
  • PL2S138 Development in childhood and adolescence
  • PL2S139 Advanced research using statistics in psychology
  • PL2S140 Psychological disorders

Assessment includes: written assignments, class tests, reports, poster presentation, portfolio, oral presentations, case studies and critical review.

  • A levels: 48 UCAS points which is DD/EEE or equivalent
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: PPP or equivalent
  • Access to HE Diploma: Complete the Diploma with 45 Level 3 Pass credits or equivalent

Additional Requirements:

  • GCSEs: the university normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances
  • Consideration will be given to mature student’s experience in making appropriate offers

Note: a DBS check is not essential for the course, but if work placement involves children, young people or vulnerable adults, this will be required.

The FDSc Psychology acts as a suitable progression into a variety of health and social care occupations which contain a psychological component but do not have “professional psychologist” status. Examples of these include support worker roles within the NHS or roles coaching and mentoring young people. It is also possible for students to obtain entry-level positions within business or criminal justice settings and then to complete further training to develop their skills and professional expertise. Examples include positions within secure mental health, prison and youth justice settings, human resources and marketing roles.

However, students’ employability would be further enhanced by completion of a full undergraduate degree. Therefore, students can progress into Level 5 of the BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of South Wales. Students progress to Level 5 of this course due to the requirements of the British Psychological Society – entry at Level 5 allowing breadth and depth of coverage of their required curriculum.

Progression to the BSc (Hons) Psychology with the University of South Wales.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding by the inclusion of practical assessments within taught modules, such as report and case study assignments. You will also focus on work-related learning at Level 5 and the opportunities for studying applied psychology areas through the Level 4 module “Psychology in Everyday Life”.

As part of the FDSc Psychology, you have to complete work-based learning in an area related to psychology (eg social care, health care, education, sports and business) and link your placement experience to further work-related learning on other modules in the course.

Level 4 modules may include:

  • PL1S128 Theoretical approaches to psychology
  • PL1S129 Introduction to research using statistics in psychology
  • PL1S130 Cognitive psychology
  • PL1S131 Psychology in everyday life
  • PL1S132 Biological psychology
  • PL1S133 Individual differences and learning

Level 5 modules may include:

  • PL2D121 Professional practice and employability
  • PL2S137 Social psychology
  • PL2S138 Development in childhood and adolescence
  • PL2S139 Advanced research using statistics in psychology
  • PL2S140 Psychological disorders

Assessment includes: written assignments, class tests, reports, poster presentation, portfolio, oral presentations, case studies and critical review.

  • A levels: 48 UCAS points which is DD/EEE or equivalent
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: PPP or equivalent
  • Access to HE Diploma: Complete the Diploma with 45 Level 3 Pass credits or equivalent

Additional Requirements:

  • GCSEs: the university normally requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at Grade C or above, or their equivalent but consideration is given to individual circumstances
  • Consideration will be given to mature student’s experience in making appropriate offers

Note: a DBS check is not essential for the course, but if work placement involves children, young people or vulnerable adults, this will be required.

The FDSc Psychology acts as a suitable progression into a variety of health and social care occupations which contain a psychological component but do not have “professional psychologist” status. Examples of these include support worker roles within the NHS or roles coaching and mentoring young people. It is also possible for students to obtain entry-level positions within business or criminal justice settings and then to complete further training to develop their skills and professional expertise. Examples include positions within secure mental health, prison and youth justice settings, human resources and marketing roles.

However, students’ employability would be further enhanced by completion of a full undergraduate degree. Therefore, students can progress into Level 5 of the BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of South Wales. Students progress to Level 5 of this course due to the requirements of the British Psychological Society – entry at Level 5 allowing breadth and depth of coverage of their required curriculum.

Progression to the BSc (Hons) Psychology with the University of South Wales.

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