Course description

The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Psychology* is a Level 3 qualification which will prepare you for studying at university. This qualification will give you the relevant academic skills and subject knowledge needed for progression to higher education.  

This Diploma provides an opportunity to observe the full spectrum of human behaviour, from childhood to adulthood, as well as the methodologies behind diagnosis, treatment, and support when issues are identified.

This Diploma gives students a chance to learn about a diverse variety of fields in psychology, including biopsychology, cognitive psychology and counselling theory.

By joining us at Northern College for your first step into this fascinating subject area you will study:

  • Social Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Counselling Theory
  • Biopsychology
  • Key Aspects in Psychology
  • Social Interaction

*Subject to awarding body approval

What can this course lead to?

Higher Education – a wide range of degrees including:

  • BSc Psychology
  • BSc Forensic Psychology
  • BSc Psychology with Counselling
  • BSs Psychology with Criminology
  • BSc Psychology with Education
  • BA Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought

Future careers include but are not limited to Children, Families and Community Health, Social Work, Psychologist, Teaching, Clinical Psychologist, Social Services, Therapy and Counselling.

Course session dates

This course will be delivered over 3 full days – Monday to Wednesday each week.