Psychology - Introduction

Course code: ZCAR606P

Subject area: Counselling

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 12:00pm


10th Nov 2021 - 24th Nov 2021


Contact details

01235 555 585

Please note that this course is planned to be delivered online using Microsoft Teams. Access details will be sent through upon course confirmation.

A three-week short course that introduces you to the principles of psychology. Psychology involves the study of the human mind and behaviour and can be applied to issues in the world around you.

The course offers you a brief overview of how psychology developed as an academic discipline and provides an introduction to some key principle theories around emotion, development and memory. It is relevant to how we make sense of ourselves and our interactions with others and how we manage our feelings and behaviours in day to day life.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

To enable you to enjoy the best online learning experience, you will require a suitable device such as laptop, or tablet. A mobile phone is not ideal for learning this way. Please email for further details

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

This course has been designed to be delivered as a standalone course or as part of 2 suites of courses. Why not enrol onto the suites?

Psychology - introduction
Mindfulness - stage 1
Mindfulness - stage 2
NLP - stage 1
NLP - stage 2


Psychology – introduction
Interpersonal Skills - stage 1
Interpersonal Skills with CBT - stage 2
Learn how to be a life coach – introduction
Learn how to be a life coach - improvers

It can also be used as a basis for understanding how teams work and managing teams.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course just an inquisitive mind.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £33.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £33.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £19.80
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £19.80

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learners will be asked to become involved in individual and group tasks and will use a wide variety of learning methods. There is no formal examination however learners will be given feedback on how they have progressed with the learning.