The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Psychology offers a comprehensive study of key psychological aspects. With a focus on foundational topics and contemporary research, learners gain a well-rounded knowledge that prepares them for further study and careers in the field.
These qualifications are tailored for learners aged 18 and above, with potential entry profiles encompassing at least one of the following: a relevant Level 3 Diploma qualification or its equivalent, GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or an equivalent qualification, or mature learners over 21 with pertinent management experience (subject to confirmation from the delivery center).
If a learner is not from a majority English-speaking country, they are required to furnish evidence of English language competency. Further details can be found on the English Language Expectations page, providing comprehensive information on the language requirements for the qualifications.
Stars College qualifications at Level 4 and 5 are designed to encompass practical knowledge, skills, capabilities, and competences. In academic terms, they are assessed as equivalent to Higher National Certificates (HNC) and the first year of a three-year UK Bachelor's degree program.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Psychology comprises six mandatory units, totaling 120 credits, with a Total Qualification Time (TQT) of 1200 hours. The recommended Guided Learning Hours (GLH) for this qualification is a minimum of 600 hours. Attainment of 120 credits is required for learners to achieve the Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Psychology qualification.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Psychology includes key units such as The Scope of Psychology, Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology, Biopsychology, The Development of Attachments, Processes of Human Memory, and Research Methods and Investigating Psychology, each contributing 20 credits for a comprehensive 120-credit qualification.
The Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Psychology is structured for one academic year of full-time study, with flexibility for part-time and distance learning. Approved centers deliver the qualification through various methods, including face-to-face instruction via lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as distance and online modes, with delivery exclusively through approved centers.
All units within the Stars College Level 4 Diploma in Psychology are subject to internal assessment by the center and external verification by Stars College. The qualifications are criterion-referenced, evaluating learners based on the fulfillment of specified learning outcomes. To achieve a 'pass' for a unit, learners must present evidence demonstrating fulfillment of all learning outcomes and meeting the standards specified by assessment criteria. The Assessor is responsible for judging whether learners have successfully met the assessment criteria, and they should provide an audit trail showcasing how the overall achievement judgment for learners has been determined.
To thrive in our English-taught and assessed qualifications, learners are required to exhibit English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 5.5. This level of comprehension is deemed essential for effective engagement with our academic programs.
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