Overview top

Are you interested in learning how the mind works? Why individuals act the way they do? Then the BTEC Applied Psychology Level 3 course is for you!

The BTEC applied psychology level 3 course has been designed for learners who wish to gain core understanding of applied psychology. The course covers 4 units, 2 of which have exams at the end of the academic year and is equivalent to 1 A Level. The units you will be studying are:

  • Psychological approaches and applications (Biological, Social, Learning and Cognitive)
  • Health Psychology
  • Conducting Psychological Research
  • Criminal and Forensic Psychology.

Entry Requirements top

5 GCSE's including maths and English, level 4 or above

Assessment top

The assessment consists of six assignments (3 for research methods and 3 for criminal and forensic psychology) and two exams.

Professional Opportunities top

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to admission requirements to many courses. When combined with other qualifications within a two-year study programme, such as Criminology. AS or A Levels, other BTEC programmes and Diplomas, you can progress to higher education.