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Qualification title:

Qualifi Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology

Qualification type:

Vocational Related Qualification



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Progression routes:

• QUALIFI Level 6 Diploma.
• University to complete a First Degree.
• Employment in an associated profession.


UK and international

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Qualification Overview

The Extended Diploma is combination of both the Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas. All aims and outcomes are duplicated.

Completing the Extended Diploma has a value of 240 credits. This is equivalent to a Foundation Degree and as such allows access to the final year at one of our University partners for a related Honours Degree. Learners who do not complete Extended Diploma but achieve a minimum of 120 credits at Level 4 will be awarded the QUALIFI Level 4 Diploma in Psychology 610/2149/0.


  • The Scope of Psychology
  • Social And Developmental Psychology
  • Biopsychology
  • The Development of Psychological Attachments
  • Processes Of Human Memory
  • Research Methods and Investigating Psychology
  • Psychological Approaches to Depression and Schizophrenia
  • Visual Perception in a Psychological Context
  • Social Psychology: Pro and Anti-Social Behaviour
  • The Diversity of Addiction
  • Individual Differences: Intelligence, Personality and Criminology
  • Contemporary Issues and Debates in Psychology

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the key methodological issues and theorising in social psychology.
  2. Understand the main theoretical v views in cognition and development.
  3. Understand the structure and function of the nervous system and the system’s location in
    the brain.
  4. Understand learning theory of attachment.
  5. understand the diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia;
  6. understand the concepts of criminological psychology;
  7. understand the explanations for substance abuse and dependence;
  8. understand the contribution of debates to the field of psychology.

Entry Requirements

Approved centres are responsible for reviewing and making decisions as to an applicant’s ability to complete the learning programme successfully and meet the demands of the qualification. The initial assessment by the centre will need to consider the support that is readily available or can be made available to meet individual learner needs as appropriate.

The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access. For this qualification, applicants must be aged 18 or over.

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate enrolment to UK higher education postgraduate programmes where applicable. Applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.

In certain circumstances, applicants with considerable experience but no formal qualifications may be considered, subject to interview and being able to demonstrate their ability to cope with the demands of the qualification.

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