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Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Psychology

Qualification title: Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Psychology
Qualification type: Vocational Related Qualification
Level: 5
Accreditation status: Accredited
Credit Equivalency: 120
Qualification number (RQF): 610/2124/6
Progression routes: • QUALIFI Level 6 Diploma.
• University to complete a First Degree.
• Employment in an associated profession.
Availability: UK and international
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Qualification Overview

The overall aims of the Level 5 Diploma in Psychology qualification is to provide learners with a specialist programme of study that provides a depth of knowledge and understanding of key aspects within the field of Psychology.

The Level 5 units allow learners to specialise and progress in a variety of relevant subject areas and focus on how our understanding of psychology is applied today. Learners will develop and enhance their skills in the following areas: mental health and psychopathology, cognitive psychology, visual perception, the diversity of addiction, social psychology with a focus on pro and anti-social behaviour, individual differences relating to criminology, intelligence and personality as well as becoming aware of contemporary debates and issues in the field of Psychology.

Successful completion of the QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in Psychology provides learners with the opportunity to progress to further study or employment.

  • 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 diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia;
  2. understand the concepts of criminological psychology;
  3. understand the explanations for substance abuse and dependence; 4: 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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