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This beginners course is designed to provide a rounded introduction to the subject, exploring some of the main concepts of Psychology.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and rules regarding social distancing this course will be taught via blended learning. The course will include both online and face to face teaching sessions. All sessions will be scheduled at the times indicated below.

? The course tutor will provide live teaching sessions online using Microsoft Teams.

? Selected sessions will be available for a small number of students on a rota basis at the college. All face to face sessions will also be streamed online to ensure all learners can fully participate in every session. Your course tutor will arrange with you a rota for coming into the college.

? If you are not attending in person, you will participate in the session from home via Microsoft Teams.

? Learners who are unable to attend face to face sessions can still enrol onto the course and attend all sessions online.

Learners will also be able to access a wide range of College services including Moodle, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive) and Microsoft Teams to support online learning. Induction sessions will be held prior to the start of the course, to allow learners to familiarise themselves with the online learning platforms.

Each week will cover the basics of a different aspect of Psychology:

  • Week 1: Social - social norms, conformity and obedience
  • Week 2: Cognitive - how are memories stored and are our memories reliable?
  • Week 3: Developmental - theories of cognitive development and stages of development
  • Week 4: Emotion - expressions of emotion and regulation of emotions

*PLEASE NOTE- The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled students are notified approximately one week before the start date.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


Students are not required to possess any specific skills prior to joining this course.


This course does not lead to a formal qualification.


Progress on this course will be tested through tutor observation, tutor led activities and exercises, and tutor and peer informal feedback and discussion.

Home Study

Work Placement

Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.


Fees and Additional Costs

Additional Information

99053 202101 Monday 02/11/2020 23/11/2020 19:00 - 21:00 £65.00
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99053 202102 Monday 19/04/2021 10/05/2021 19:00 - 21:00 £65.00
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*Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email info@newbury-college.co.uk.

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