OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology.

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology.

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology.

Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology.

This qualification is an RQF Level 5 Undergraduate degree that provides
learners with a specialist knowledge and understanding of key aspects within the field of Psychology. 
This qualification represents practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to Higher National Diplomas (HND) and Year 2 of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree.

The Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology qualification consists of twelve mandatory units which must be achieved of  which 120 credits are at Level 4 (6 units) and 120 credits are at Level 5 (6 units) to make a total of 240 credits. 2400 hours Total Qualification Time (TQT) and the recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is a minimum of 1200 hours.

Successful completion of the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology qualification provides learners with the opportunity for a wide range of academic progressions including entry to a Level 6 Diploma qualification in a related field or directly into employment.

 The RQF 240 credits can be completed within 12 to 18 months.

This qualification is approved and regulated by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) 
Learner may be eligible to gain direct entry into Year 3 of a three year UK Bachelor’s degree programme upon completing this qualification.

All fees paid for the qualification include:
1.e-portfolio allocation. 2.Tutor support. 3. Research and support materials.
4. Certificate issue. 5. Learner support if raised and identified.
6. FREE NUS discount card. 7. When on an instalment plan there is no interest rate charged. 8. Upon signing up for the qualification an agreed break in learning and qualification can be issued upon request as soon as it is identified and raised.

Course structure

Below is a list of the mandatory units that make up the Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology qualification. 

  • The Scope of Psychology (20 credits ).
  • Introduction to Social and Development Psychology (20 credits ).
  • Biopsychology (20 credits ).
  • The Development of Attachments (20 credits ).
  • Processes of Human Memory (20 credits).
  • Research Methods and Investigating Psychology (20 credits ).
  • Psychological Approaches to Depression and Schizophrenia (20 credits ).
  • Individual Differences: Intelligence; Personality and Criminology (20 credits ).
  • Visual Perception (20 credits ).
  • Social Psychology: pro and anti-social behaviour (20 credits ).
  • The Diversity of Addiction (20 credits ).
  • Contemporary Issues and Debates in Psychology (20 credits ).
  • Entry requirement:

    • Relevant Level 3 Diploma qualification or equivalent qualification.
    • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification.
    Mature learners (over 21) with relevant management experience.

    Method of Assessment:
    This qualification is internally assessed and quality assured by Centre staff then externally quality assured. This is a knowledge and competence-based qualification.
    Knowledge evidence includes but not limited to written work completed then submitted online via the e-portfolio system, assignment tasks and where possible reports from work placement while considering GDPR as required as part of assessment.
    Direct observation of competence inline to unit standard and learner’s Organisation policy and procedure where there is COVID restriction in place has to be followed.
    To achieve a ‘pass’ for a unit, you must provide evidence to demonstrate that you have fulfilled all the learning outcomes and meet the standards specified by all assessment criteria. Judgement that you have successfully fulfilled the assessment criteria is made by your allocated Assessor.

    Support facility available:
    24/7 online access to e-portfolio available upon registration, including planned Tutor support.
    Hybrid teaching and learning takes place which include face to face where possible and virtual online classroom session.
    Research and support materials available to learner.

    Online e-learning platform is used to support learner while on the programme.
    Tutors are all sector expert with over 30 years combined experience of working and delivering within the Sector.

    Method of Payment:
    Employer funding and invoicing.
    Self funding available with the option of an instalment plan.

    Career Progression:
    • Area Manager
    • Upon completing this qualification Learners are able to progress into strategic management positions if not already in position.
    • Progression to level 6.
    For 2 monthly instalment payment plan, complete the contact us form below to make arrangement for instalment.  
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