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Extended Certificate

Applied Psychology BTEC

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What is Applied Psychology BTEC?

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. The Applied Psychology BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate offers you thorough understanding in applying the principles and theories of psychology.

What will you study?

If you choose to study Applied Psychology you will study three mandatory units, covering the following content areas:

  • Applications of Psychological Approaches
  • Conducting Psychological Research
  • Health Psychology

and one optional unit

  • Criminal and Forensic Psychology

What Next?

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to admission requirements to many relevant applied psychology courses.

When combined with other qualifications within a two-year study programme, you can progress to higher education to qualifications such as:

  • A BSc in Forensic and Criminal Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Health
  • A BSc in Education and Child Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) in Sport Psychology

(You should always check the entry requirements for degree programmes at specific higher education providers.)

Exam Board


Course Type

BTEC Extended Certificate, this is equivalent to 1 A Level

Entry Requirements for Applied Psychology BTEC

At least five 4s at GCSE, including at least a grade 4 in English Language and Maths at GCSE

What subjects go well with Applied Psychology?

Sociology, Law, Criminology, Sport, English

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