Foundation Degree in Psychology

L5 Level 5
Full Time
23 September 2019 — 11 June 2021
Barry Campus

About this course

Psychology is an exciting, real-world science and this course provides a unique insight into how we behave. Many jobs put psychology into practice; from management and human resources to managing a factory shop floor, or running a business.

The only one of its kind in the region, this course combines academic study with work placements designed to highlight the range of different careers available. You will also have the opportunity to try out specialist equipment and scientific software, and attend guest sessions at the University of South Wales’s Pontypridd Campus.

What you will study

This course will teach you about different psychological approaches, help you to develop skills for researching psychology based issues, and you will learn how to apply theory through a preparation for work module. Other modules include: Theoretical Approaches to Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Development Psychology, Atypical Psychology, Biological Psychology, Social Psychology and Research Methods.

A key theme of this programme is preparation for the world of work which includes guest lectures, case studies and class simulations in addition to traditional lectures, seminars and workshops in year 2. Students also complete 70 placement hours in fields related to psychology which helps to put theory into practice and broadens your understanding of related career paths. Assessment will be via essays, group work, research projects, presentations and portfolios.

Please note: You can apply for this course either through UCAS or directly with the College.

If applying via UCAS please use the following details:

Course Code - C801, University Code - W01, Campus Code - F - Cardiff and Vale College (Cardiff).

Course fee per year

DBS Check: £44.00

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £7,500.00

Entry requirements

Applications to the course will be considered on an individual basis. Typical entry requirements are detailed below but if you don’t meet these criteria, then your work and life experience will be taken into consideration.
Combinations of the qualifications below are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be accepted on an individual basis:

Typical A-Level Offer - DD
Typical BTEC Offer - relevant BTEC level 3 profile of Merit/Pass or Pass/Pass/Pass Typical Welsh Bacc Offer - Grade C and DE at A Level
Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass Diploma with 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits all Passes. 
Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).
A successful interview may also be a requirement for entry onto the course.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

23 September 2019

End date

11 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

14 hours per week

Location

Barry Campus
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Course code

GEHE5F02
L5

Qualification

USW Foundation Degree in Psychology

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