School leaver

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 2 years Level 3 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus A-Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course is ideal for students interested in developing their practical and technical skills in a hands-on way. You will be willing to work hard in and out of lessons to develop skills compatible with the course and will be aiming to go on to employment.

You will need 5 GCSE's at grades 4-9, including Maths & English Language

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

There are four units across this two-year programme, including

- Psychological Approaches and Applications - You will study 4 different approaches in psychology and apply them to real life issues linked to gender, aggression and business. This will be examined with a 1.5-hour exam
- Conducting Psychological Research - You will plan and carry out an experiment in a given area of psychology. This is assessed with 4 pieces of coursework
- Health Psychology - Students explore the topics of health ill-heath and addiction. This is examined with a 2-hour exam
- Criminal and Forensic Psychology - This unit is coursework-based, focusing on criminal behaviour and treatment

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

The sixth form day is 9am - 4.15pm and takes place Monday-Friday.

You will study each of your subjects for 4hr 45min per week, across three separate lessons.

Your timetable will be determined by the combination of subjects that your study, which will be made available to you at the start of the academic year.

You are not required to be on campus when you do not have a timetabled lesson, although we would strongly recommend that you are. Making effective use of our learning facilities and resources during such study periods, will ensure that you keep on top of your work and make significant progress in your studies, not to mention developing important time-management, organisation and independent-study skills.

Mon-Fri between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

The aim of this applied course is to offer both academic and practical experience of psychology and enhance your knowledge and skills.

Pearson Edexcel

What’s next?

This qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to admission requirements to many relevant courses, if taken alongside a programme of learning alongside other level 3 qualifications

Open Events

Find out everything you need to know about Sunderland College and our exciting range of courses!

Register for our next open event

Take a tour around our college campuses

93.1% of our students have progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

100% overall A-Level pass rate

Summer 2021

97.4% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study.  

Destination data for Sunderland College 2019/20, Apprentice completers. 

Our excellent student support services and expert staff will help you reach your potential.

Recognised regionally and nationally for our high-quality approach to careers education