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HNC Applied Psychology

This unique course allows you to learn about behaviour and its origins from both practical and theoretical perspectives.

why choose this course?

An understanding of psychology and human behaviour is an asset to any profession, as most jobs involve interaction with other people. Designed to equip students with a broad range of skills and experiences that may lead into teaching, health, social care or business, the course will help to develop subject-specific and employment-related skills.

Exploring the historical, methodological and theoretical bases of the discipline, students will develop an understanding of psychology in an applied content. Encouraged to work more independently and cooperatively within small groups, lab reports, essays, presentations, posters and applied reports will be produced with a focus on chosen specialist areas.

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Start date: 23/09/2024

Course code
HCPSYCH24P
Level
Level 4
Location
Penwith College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
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HND Applied Psychology

diverse outcomes

This course will give you an understanding of the psychology of human behaviour and is an asset to any profession involving an interaction with other people.

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range of skills and experiences

The course will equip you with a broad range of skills and experiences that will not only help you to understand other people but give you an insight into your own life and motivations.

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real world context

It will enable you to understand the role of psychology in a real world applied context giving you the skills necessary to gain meaningful employment.

what will i learn?

MODULES

  • Research Methods
  • The Great Debate
  • Biological Psychology
  • Information Processing
  • Relationships
  • Personal and Professional Development

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METHODS OF STUDY

Lectures

Discussion

Seminars

Practical Work

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where will it take me?

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to apply psychological theory to practical situations and understand ethical issues in psychological research and therapy.  This can lead into professions such as

  • Teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Mental Health Support Assistant
  • Children & Family Support Services Worker
  • Health Promotion supervisor

Progression from HNC to HND Applied Psychology at Truro College or Penwith College Top-up options

  • BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies (top-up) at Truro College and at Penwith College
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of Plymouth (Level 5 for British Psychological Society accreditation)
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entry requirements

48 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level, in addition to GCSE English and Maths at Grade C/4 or above

additional information

DURATION:  1 year

LOCATION: Truro College or Penwith College

AWARDING BODY: University of Plymouth

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What you could earn

  • Counsellors
  • Welfare Professionals
  • Natural and Social Science Professionals
  • Social and Humanities Scientists
  • Physical Scientists
  • Social Workers
  • Environmental Health Professionals
  • Conservation Professionals
Potential Salary

£26,166

Entry Level Salary

£7,435

Average Salary

£18,388

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£44,373

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£15,818

Average Salary

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£59,846

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£21,334

Average Salary

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Average Salary

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£21,871

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Truro College
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Truro
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