Applied Psychology Extended Certificate

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Code GA003
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Course aims: To provide a broad introduction that gives learners transferable knowledge and skills suitable for learners who want to continue their education through applied learning. 


Units: Psychological Approaches and Applications, Health Psychology, and additional optional units

How will it be delivered?

Assessed: 58% external assessment 

                   42% coursework 

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:

5 x GCSE grades A*- C / 9-4. A grade 4 for English Language and mathematics is required.

Skills & Attributes:

Strong Communication skills (verbal, non-verbal and listening)

Problem solving

Personal Attitudes:






Critical thinking



Working with the community

Coaching and mentoring

Your next steps...


The Applied Psychology sector is a huge area of employment that covers a number of different categories. Career pathways can include:

Clinical psychologist

Counselling psychologist

Educational psychologist

Forensic psychologist

Further education teacher

Health psychologist

High intensity therapist

Occupational psychologist

Sport and exercise psychologist


Undergraduate or Foundation Degrees in a range of subjects, including degrees in Applied Psychology, Health Psychology and Social Psychology.

Employability skills:

This course develops key professional skills, such as:

Using critical thinking, interpersonal skills, communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation, self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development.