Applied Psychology

Course Overview

If you thrive in an engaging and hands-on style of learning, the Applied Psychology BTEC National Certificate is an ideal stepping stone to further study or entry-level employment in Psychology and Psychology-related fields. A practical focus on the application of Psychology gives you an insight into areas such as treating mental health issues, improving sporting performance, understanding how children develop and offender treatment.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4, including Maths and English.


You could progress to higher education, employment or an apprenticeship. Example career options include clinical, counselling, educational, forensic, sport and exercise psychologist as well as mental health worker, human resources officer, and many more.

Course Outline

You’ll cover the key approaches to Psychology – cognitive, social, learning and biological. You’ll also explore key psychological studies and theories and put them into practice using real-life examples and case studies.

Mandatory units include Psychological Approaches and Applications, Conducting Psychological Research, and Health Psychology. Optional units include Criminal and Forensic Psychology, Promoting Children’s Psychological Development, Introduction to Psychopathology, and Applied Sport Psychology.

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"I loved my time here at Cadbury College. It's given me the skills and confidence to go to University where I'll study Psychology"

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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