How to Use Modern Psychology to Improve Your Life

Course code: ZCXR611P

Subject area: Learning for Wellbeing

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

12:30pm - 2:30pm


22nd Apr 2021 - 27th May 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

01235 555 585

A course that allows learners to come to grasp with some of the modern ideas in psychology and how they can be used to influence your personal and work life.

Modern psychology comes from a basis of classical psychology updated to reflect how the modern geopolitical world works in terms of knowledge gained over centuries.

We will study how the idea of how we learn, why we learn and what is the point of learning? This will interlock with classical theories and modern concepts that are influenced by interactive media. We then move through the idea of IQ versus multiple intelligences and how this then impacts on game theory and life scripting which form the basis of Transactional Analysis. We will look at how and why groups form and how the individual works within a group. This is followed by looking into the concept of cognitive dissonance and how the areas of truth and perceived truth can blur. We will touch on the concept of emotions and emotional intelligence and we will look at how all of these ideas can highlight a pathway to change.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

This course leads to several other courses and can be studied as part of a pathway that includes NLP, Counselling, Life Coaching, Mindfulness, Resilience and Positive Mental Wellbeing. It can also be used as a basis for understanding how teams work and managing teams.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course just an inquisitive mind.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £66.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £66.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £39.60
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £39.60

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learners will be asked to become involved in individual and group tasks and will use a wide variety of learning methods. There is no formal examination however learners will be given feedback on how they have progressed with the learning.