Abnormal Psychology (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a diploma in Abnormal Psychology. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Abnormal Psychology is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Abnormal Psychology course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
This Level 3 Diploma Course in Abnormal Psychology is specifically designed for those interested in this field and wish to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of the subject area. The course will take students from the introduction and background of mental health to more detail and in depth topic areas.
What Could I Do After Taking This Abnormal Psychology Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you can go on to become a Psychologist. Psychologists study people's behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings, and help them overcome or control their problems. They use their understanding of psychological theory, together with counselling and other forms of therapy, to help people avoid, overcome or control their problems. They may be referred to by their specialism (listed below) or as a Chartered or practitioner psychologist. As a psychologist you would typically specialise in a particular area such as educational psychology, or clinical psychology.
If you would enjoy helping people with psychological difficulties and have excellent communication and listening skills, this could be an ideal job for you.
Assistant psychologists can earn around £15,000 to £23,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to between £30,000 and £40,000 a year. *
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.
On completion of the Level 3 in Abnormal Psychology course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
Your Abnormal Psychology (Level 3) Course:
This Level 3 Diploma Course in Abnormal Psychology will take students from the introduction and background of mental health to more detail and in depth topic areas.
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- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
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- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Abnormal Psychology (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours
The Level 3 Abnormal Psychology course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
- Module 1 - Defining Mental Illness
- Module 2 - What is Abnormal Psychology?
- Module 3 - The Psychoanalytic Approach
- Module 4 - Carl Jung and Post Freudians
- Module 5 - Biological, Behaviourist and Humanistic Approaches
- Module 6 – Schizophrenia
- Module 7 – Depression
- Module 8 - Women and Madness
- Module 9 - The Anti-Psychiatry Approach
- Module 10 - Methods and Ethics
Final online multiple choice examination counts for 100% of the final grade.
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsMin 16 Years
All Students must be 16 years of age or above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Abnormal Psychology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with online comprehensive materials, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Abnormal Psychology course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 3 Abnormal Psychology Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Abnormal Psychology Diploma
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Oxford Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Possible Career Path
Clinical psychologists help people make positive changes to their thinking and behaviour. They aim to understand their clients' thoughts and actions so they can work with them to manage or overcome their psychological distress and improve their well-being. As a clinical psychologist, you would see people experiencing psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias or eating disorders. Your role would typically involve: assessing clients' needs using interviews, psychometric tests and observations, deciding on the most appropriate form of treatment, including therapy, counselling or advice, planning a treatment programme and working with clients in groups or one-to-one, writing reports and attending case conferences, carrying out research and counselling and supporting carers. You would work closely with other professionals such as doctors and probation officers to achieve specific goals with your clients, for example, rehabilitating an offender into the community. With experience, you could be involved in producing legal reports and acting as an expert witness in court. You could also go on to specialise and work with a particular group, such as children, young offenders or older adults.
Find out more about the Job Role for Clinical Psychologist.
Other possible career paths include: psychologist.
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Abnormal Psychology home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Completion Certificate
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
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From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
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Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.
Step Two: Once you have selected your payment option to enrol you will be redirected (this can take a few seconds) to our PayPal payment page for you to select your payment method and complete your enrolment.
Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
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About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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When will I receive my course?
If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.
For students, who choose to pay in instalments - you are required to complete the necessary agreement before the course is emailed to you.
Will I get a certificate on completion of my course?
You will receive a certificate from the College. A digital version is included in the price and will be emailed to you within 5 days of taking your online exam.
Should you require an embossed hard copy of your certificate to be sent to you by Special Delivery post, you can order this separately after taking your exam.
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How is this course structured?
The Level 3 Abnormal Psychology course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
Module 1 - Defining Mental Illness
The first module will approach the subject by looking at definitions and diagnoses of abnormal behavior. The course will challenge the standard common-sense assumptions and encourage the student to critically evaluate a number of different criteria.
A number of further skills will be developed to enhance the students' ability to interpret models of abnormal behavior and consider any biases that may be present as well as risk factors.
Some aspects of abnormal behavior are rare and the challenge presented by this will be looked at.
Module 2 - What is Abnormal Psychology?
Module two looks at what can be referred to as normal and abnormal behavior from a historical, philosophical and political perspective. The historical approach will demonstrate how opinions have changed over time.
A number of theoretical and psychological definitions will be examined. The subject of labeling theory will be looked at to consider the implications and consequences of this. A review will take place of the differing roles, responsibilities and capabilities of people who deal with mental illness and abnormal behavior.
Module 3 - The Psychoanalytic Approach
In this module students will be introduced to the Psychoanalytic paradigm that began with Sigmund Freud. He had a strong belief that unconscious conflicts deriving from childhood were responsible for maladaptive behavior in an individual's adulthood. The module examines the life of Freud and goes onto look at how important his work is in regards to abnormal behavior.
It is anticipated that students will use the information gained from this module to gain a better understanding of conflicts that arise as a result of understanding the actions of themselves and of others.
Module 4 - Carl Jung and Post Freudians
This module will focus on the work of Carl Gustav Jung. Jung introduced a theory of Analytical Psychology which will be looked at in greater detail within the unit. The psychology behind his theory was based around wholeness and integration of the psyche and he was less interested in method and theories. His beliefs contrasted those of Freud by focusing upon the future and societal influences upon the personality.
Students will look at the symbols and archetypes thought by Jung to be at the root of mental disturbances.
Module 5 - Biological, Behaviourist and Humanistic Approaches
This unit will examine the three theoretical approaches that can be used to treat mental illnesses. Each approach will be examined in terms of strengths and weaknesses to assess their validity in the present day.
Module 6 – Schizophrenia
Major disturbances in thought, emotion and behavior are used to characterize the causes of Schizophrenia. Students will spend time looking at the origin of the disorder, prevalence rates and the methods of treating it. Details of the drug therapy will be discussed, focusing on the boundaries of such treatment along with a review of the psychosocial factors involved.
Module 7 – Depression
This module examines the reasons why so many people still suffer from depression and how rates of this disorder differ between age groups. Students will also examine the prevalence of depression, the treatments available, implications on quality of life and the aetiology of depression.
The positive aspects of the disorder will also be looked at and the potential for change.
Module 8 - Women and Madness
In the module students will learn how many theorists have the controversial belief that women cannot cope with the demands being placed upon them. The theories have statistical information related to mental health that does support the theorists. Students will be asked to assess just how far women have come since the repressive ideologies of Victorian England. Based on research women appear to be an especially vulnerable group and the module looks at how the treatment of them has changed over the years.
Module 9 - The Anti-Psychiatry Approach
This module introduces students to the Anti Psychiatry movement and the work of R. D. Laing who took on the established order of the medical approach to mental illness.
In the 1960's the Anti-Psychiatrists broadened issues connected with mental illness to factors such as the family and the analysis of the Psychiatry itself. Laing believed that it imposed judgments of mental illness upon people within society who stood out as being 'different'.
Module 10 - Methods and Ethics
Students are introduced to the importance of research. The role of research into Abnormal Behaviour is reviewed and the rules of scientific enquiry that govern the definition and search for knowledge in the field of abnormal behaviour. It is necessary for students to have an awareness of the research process in order that they are better able to understand the importance of critical evaluation of both the research process and also the theories presented in the Course.
Ethical issues involved in carrying out any form of research in the field of Abnormal Psychology and the ethical responsibilities faced by therapists, doctors and counsellor are also reviewed. The rights of those considered 'vulnerable' by society are also considered and also the rights of people who are detained under the Mental Health Act. The Chapter concludes with an examination of the role of an 'expert witness' and also the rights of those considered 'criminally insane'.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Level 3 Diploma in Abnormal Psychology home study course is £456.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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With online & paper based study we post out the course materials to you and you can also access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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