Access to Higher Education | Diploma in Psychology and Counselling | Level 3
Why this course?
This one year course aims to prepare you for university-level academic study.
During the course you will find out the answers to question such as:
Why do we forget things? How important are our childhood experiences? What causes mental illness? How does stress affect our health? Can criminals be reformed?
You will discover the practical application of psychology to many areas of everyday life and learn essential academic skills such as essay writing and how to carry out scientific research.
alumni Views Emily Woodgate-JonesI felt I had lost my chance to gain a degree, but my Access tutor gave me the encouragement I needed and I'm now nearing the end of my degree at Cambridge! It's been an incredible journey that's changed me beyond recognition from the person I was before I began my Access course.
alumni Views OdiAfter my Access course, I secured a place at Brighton university and after successfully completing my degree, I completed the MA in Social Work at Sussex University and won the Social Work Student of the Year award. I am now working as a social worker at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
You must have a GCSE grade 9-4 (A* - C) in English and Maths
(or recognised equivalent).
Successful applicants with a grade 3 (D) in Maths can retake this required qualification alongside this Access course.
You will be required to attend an interview with a member of the department.
During the course you will find out the answers to question such as: Why do we forget things? How important are our childhood experiences? What causes mental illness? How does stress affect our health? Can criminals be reformed? You will discover the practical application of psychology to many areas of everyday life and learn how to carry out scientific research.
Additionally, in the first term, you will complete a unit that will guide you through the UCAS application process and help you choose a course that is right for you.
- Introduction to Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Criminal Investigations and Criminal Justice
- Forensic Psychology
- Psychology and Mental Health
- Psychology and Therapy
- The Effects of Stress
- Applied Stress Management
- Extended Independent Academic Study
- Reviewing & Planning for the Future
- Personal Organisation and Time Management
- Essay Skills
- Research Skills for Academic study
- Using ICT
Why the MET?
- Access to quality teaching resources and rooms.
- Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment.
- Library and computing facilities.
- Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support.
- Cafes and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks.
- A hair and beauty salon, both open to the public and offering exceptional value.