OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology


OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology

To achieve the OTHM Level 5 Extended Diploma in Psychology qualification, learners must achieve 240 credits, of which 120 credits are at Level 4 (6 units) and 120 credits are at Level 5 (6 units).

All units are mandatory.

Level 4 units

  • The Scope of Psychology (20 credits)
  • Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology (20 credits)
  • Biopsychology (20 credits)
  • The Development of Attachments (20 credits)
  • Processes of Human Memory (20 credits)
  • Research Methods and Investigating Psychology (20 credits)

Level 5 units

  • Psychological Approaches to Depression and Schizophrenia (20 credits)
  • Individual Differences: Intelligence; Personality and Criminology (20 credits)
  • Visual Perception (20 credits)
  • Social Psychology: pro and anti-social behaviour (20 credits)
  • The Diversity of Addiction (20 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues and Debates in Psychology (20 credits)

Course Description

These qualifications are designed for learners who are typically aged 18 and above.

The entry profile for learners is likely to include at least one of the following:

  • Relevant Level 3 Diploma qualification or equivalent qualification
  • GCE Advanced level in 2 subjects or equivalent qualification
  • Mature learners (over 21) with relevant management experience (learners must check with the delivery centre regarding this experience prior to registering for the programme)


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