Psychology Courses

Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
HOME STUDY - LEARN MORE ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS
 
Abnormal psychology is another term for 'psychopathology' or the study of maladaptive behaviour. Whilst many years ago people who behaved in an abnormal manner were regarded as being affected by good or bad spirits, these days we see them as having a mental illness. The medical model of psychiatric disorders has evolved to produce classifications of mental illnesses which are widely accepted throughout the caring professions. Although it might not always be helpful to diagnose someone with a mental illness, it is very useful for anyone working with those with symptoms of mental illness to understand what that person may be experiencing.  
 
This course will help the student to develop awareness of a range of common psychological disorders - their aetiology, symptoms, prognosis, and possible treatment options. Whilst the course largely mirrors classifications systems used in the DSM and ICD, the student is also encouraged to consider issues such as how do we define normality and abnormality, and when is an individual's behaviour within the bounds of what is regarded as "normal" in society - and when is it "abnormal".
 
It will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in the workings of the human mind - counsellors, teachers, social workers, youth workers, support workers, carers, or even those who just want to learn more about themselves. Many of us experience symptoms of different mental health conditions at different times in our lives but the symptoms are not severe enough or do not last long enough to warrant a diagnosis.
 
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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

DISTANCE LEARNING - UNDERSTAND TEENAGE BEHAVIOUR

The period of adolescence involves a great deal of change and development. The adolescent is transitioning from childhood into adulthood, and in doing so they are taking on new roles and responsibilities. They must re-evaluate everything they are familiar with so as to successfully adjust, meet expectations, and move forward.  Whilst many teenagers pass through this period relatively smoothly, for others it can be a time of 'storm and stress'.
 
This course considers all the many changes that occur during this period. These include changes in relation to sexuality and physicality, as well as emotional changes, and moral development. Adolescents may be challenged by psychological problems such as depression, self-esteem issues, identity crises, and so forth. They may respond to these challenges in different ways. For instance, some teenagers may act out and become involved in crime, drug taking, or sexual encounters. Some may become withdrawn, moody, or anxious. 
 
This course seeks to unravel the mystery of adolescent behaviour. It examines the developmental changes which occur and offers the student the opportunity to consider them in depth. It is a must for anyone working or living with teenagers - from teachers to health care professionals, and parents alike.
 
If you would like to learn more about how teenagers think, the difficulties they may face, and why they sometimes behave in challenging ways click on the link below to read more.     

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Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY COURSE.

DEVELOP YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF PSYCHOLOGY

For the student who wants a little more, this course includes two more elective modules than our Certificate in Psychology plus 100 hours of industry contact. Graduates can then proceed to our counselling qualification; the Diploma in Counselling and Psychology or a higher level qualification.  This is also a good course for those working in fields that benefit from an understanding of psychology.


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HOME STUDY COURSE - LEARN AGED CARE AND COUNSELLING AT HOME

The world population has expanded significantly over recent decades due to better nutrition, work conditions, improved health care and living standards. Along with this population explosion the longevity of the elderly has also increased, particularly in developed countries. This has led to a flourishing demand for aged care services but many countries simply do not have the workforce to cater for this need. Now is the perfect time to consider training to work in this rewarding sector.
 
This course aims to not only improve your understanding of the ageing process, but also to develop your ability to help others cope more effectively with changes associated with becoming elderly.  It is designed to be useful for counsellors and other care professionals, but it is also intended to be beneficial for anyone who is passionate about helping elderly people, either formally or informally.

Lessons cover key issues such as: understanding ageing & deteriorating health, lifestyle changes, support services, enablement techniques, grief and loss counselling, coping with debilitating and terminal illnesses, and losing a loved one. If this is an area which interests you, follow the link below to find out more.
 

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY - ANGER MANAGEMENT

Anger Management Course

Do you or someone you love suffer from uncontrolled anger?
Are you a counsellor or carer working with clients with anger management issues?
Do you coach a sports team with aggressive members?
Learn to understand anger and explore techniques that can be useful in the management of anger.
  • Study Anger Management at home
  • Learn about what causes anger to develop
  • Learn ways or reducing or controlling anger
  • Expand your skills as a parent, teacher, manager, counsellor, coach or in any other capacity where anger can become an issue

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

Start a new career by studying animal behaviour at home

Animal behaviour is a fascinating area of study. Whether you are a pet owner, a farmer, a naturalist, someone who works in a zoo, wildlife park, or nature reserve, or just someone with a keen interest in animals who would like to understand more about them - this course is sure to be of benefit to you. 
 
Psychologists have long used the study of animal behaviour as a way of gaining insights into human behaviour, and so this course is also of interest to those with a leaning towards comparative psychology or ethology. If you choose to study this course it will not only help you understand why animals behave as they do - it may also be valuable for anyone studying general psychology.


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Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 14 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
Coaching Diploma
 
Learn how to help people excel...
Coaches use techniques to help a person or a group of people reach their goals and experience their full potential.
 
This course will teach you how to support people on their journey to excellence, with the potential to bring you great financial and personal rewards... what an outstanding career!!
 
Develop an in depth understanding about the psychology of coaching, and learn to work with people effectively. Choose from a comprehensive list of elective subjects to specialise in a particular area, or select courses from a variety of areas to study across a broad range of subjects to give you options across several industries.
 
Develop skills to become a:
  • Life Coach
  • Career Coach
  • Business Coach
  • Health and Wellness Coach
  • Sports Coach

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Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 15 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - LEARN PSYCHOLOGY AT YOUR OWN PACE

Psychology is a fascinating area of study. It invites the student to think about such things as why we behave in certain ways, how we developed certain traits and characteristics, and how we perceive things.  
 
What can psychology teach you? This is a broad-based foundation in theoretical psychology which can be applied in many fields of work, such as - business, counselling, community services, personnel management, and teaching. It can also be useful for just trying to understand life in general and the thoughts and behaviours of those around you. 
It will give you a much deeper insight into human behaviour and factors (such as learning, environment and personality) that can influence it, and it will improve your ability to deal effectively with others. The course will develop your capacity to apply psychology for more effective teaching, management, consulting, parenting, marketing, or for your own personal growth. The course may also provide a valuable stepping stone to further study in this fascinating field.

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - BIOPSYCHOLOGY

ACS student comments:  I am beginning to understand how the brain works, and it is opening up a whole new dimension! Its fantastic. Yvonne Munshi, South Africa, Bio Psychology course.

This course will further your understanding of human psychology and health with scientific insights into the body-mind relationship. Therefore, it is of particular interest to those who have studied or want to study psychology, as well as to health practitioners. 

Is it all in your head?

Only in part. Our behaviour is affected by both our psychological and our physical conditions. Moreover, our state of mind and our physical conditions affect each other.


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY PSYCHOLOGY COURSE - BIOPSYCHOLOGY ADVANCED COURSE

A stand alone course that complements Biopsychology I,
Exploration research into brain processes such as memory, and the effects of brain damage and other factors on those processes.  Anyone working or studying in the areas of counselling, psychology or health will benefit from the deeper understanding of the relationship between our physiological condition and our mental condition and behaviour that this course provides.

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
HOME STUDY COURSE - LEARN CAREERS COUNSELLING
 
ACS student comment:  "I have really improved my knowledge in this field.  It has also given me the confidence to start my own small business in private Careers Counselling.  The presentation allowed the course to become very accessible and practical.  Even for those with a lower level in English like me."  Charles Mboning, Republic of Cameroon - Careers Counselling.
 
Career Counselling is a valuable addition to your  teaching, counselling, management, life-coaching, or community services qualification.  It can also improve parents' ability to help their children choose suitable career paths, or student's ability to plan their own career or career change.  

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Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

An In-depth Qualification for Anyone Working with People.

This certificate is designed for people working with children or teenagers; or interested in a pursuing a career of working with youth.

It is designed to provide a foundation for understanding the mind of a child and the way it changes and develops as they grow toward adolescence and eventually adulthood.   Modules include: Introduction to Psychology, Child Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Careers Counselling and Relationship Counselling.

Accreditation: This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C


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DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - ADVANCED BIOPSYCHOLOGY

This certificate is designed for people who either want to gain knowledge of biopsychology for further studies or those who already have knowledge of psychology, but are limited in their knowledge of biopsychology. They may be a graduate of another course at certificate, diploma or even degree level.

Accreditation: This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C



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Study Business Psychology at Home
 
Open the door into the world of business - Start an exciting new career

Business Psychology examines the interactions between people within, and in response to a business. It helps provide us with knowledge and skills to improve businesses by enhancing the performance and well-being of people. This course covers all aspects of business psychology, including marketing, business coaching, industrial psychology, motivation, and entrepreneurship.

Improve your own business, or coach people to success within their business.
 

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Study Careers Counselling at Home
 
Deciding on a career path is an important decision that can impact on the rest of your life. Many people lack the support of a trusted, experienced, knowledgeable (and impartial!) person to help guide them to make the best choices to suit their skills and abilities, personality and interests. You can step into this important role and help guide people into their desired future.
 
Get trained to become a careers counsellor and help empower people to become the best that they can be in a job that suits and satisfies their individual needs.
 

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Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
CERTIFICATE IN CHILD AND YOUTH COUNSELLING
 
Develop your passion for working with and helping children and adolescents
 
Are you interested in working with children and young people? Perhaps you already work with children in some capacity but would like to be able to offer more. Maybe you are a parent who would like to understand more about your children or maybe you want to become more involved with child and youth services.
 
This is a distance learning course which focuses on counselling for children and young people. The course provides:
  • Flexibility - study in your own home and at your own pace.
  • Support - study with support from our experienced and highly qualified tutors. 
 
With this course, you are required to take two core modules – Child Psychology and Counselling Skills I. You then have a choice of four electives. To find out more click on the link below.
 

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Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - COUNSELLING AND CARE

For anyone working within Health and Care Services.

This course heightens your ability to interact with and help people you may be working with in a care profession (eg. nursing, carerer, welfare, social work etc)

A foundation certificate, aimed at people working or looking to work in care or health care services. This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C


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Duration icon 600 hours Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - LIFE COACHING

Develop your skills to help others lead fulfilling lives

This certificate course is ideal for those with a basic understanding of psychology or with knowledge or experience in such practical areas as business, fitness, or financial management, who want to help others define and achieve practical goals.
 
Life coaching is a positive and rewarding area of work for those who take pleasure in helping others to maximise their potential and step out of their comfort zones.
 
This course provides knowledge and skills for those contemplating a career in this dynamic industry. It covers mental and physical aspects of people's lives which can benefit from setting timely and achievable goals, and which in doing so will be ultimately more fulfilling.
 

ACS is an organisational member (OMAC) of the Association for Coaching (UK)


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Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

STUDY AT HOME PSYCHOLOGY COURSE

Learn more about why people think the way they do

This is a beneficial certificate course for anyone interested in human behaviour whether for work purposes, to understand more about friends or family, for personal interest, or as a foundation for further study and qualifications.  
In this course, you will gain useful insights into human behaviour across different situations. An understanding of psychology is especially beneficial to counsellors, teachers, managers and those working in the fields of health and community services. It is also relevant to work in sports and child care. This course allows you to choose modules that best meet your particular career or study needs.
 
Think of it as a useful first step to further study, for increasing your employabilty in various areas such a social or community services or human resources, or as a means of complementing your existing qualifications. 
 
This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.

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Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
Study Sports Psychology at home
 
Passionate about Sports?
Want to improve your, or other's Sports Performance?
Learn to understand the Athlete's Mind....
 
Develop a specialised understanding of Sport Psychology with a Certificate in Sports Coaching. Learn skills to work with athletes to improve their performance by working with the mind. Understand the thoughts that are slowing them down and develop techniques to overcome hurdles and achieve goals.

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Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
Study Stress Management Certificate by Distance Learning
 
Stress is modern man's constant enemy. As life becomes more and more hectic, people work longer hours under greater time constraints, over global time zones with less recreation time more and more people struggle to cope with their stress levels. Heightened levels of stress over time puts people at risk of developing chronic physical and emotional illness.

With proper self awareness and management techniques stress levels can be lowered, perceptions altered and responses improved.

In this course we deal with physical problems related to stress, how to achieve easy living, dealing with drugs, developing self esteem, relaxation, diet and much more.
 

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Course
 
Children and adolescents can experience mental health disorders. They may however experience these disorders differently to adults, and therefore need to be treated differently. As a parent or caregiver of children or adolescents, or someone that works in the industry, it is important to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health difficulties, and develop an understanding of treatment options for these conditions
 
This course is an excellent first step. It covers a range of common mental health conditions in children and adolescents, including signs and symptoms, causes, and treatment options. Some of the mental health conditions covered include:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Brain Disorders
  • Tic Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • ... and more

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

DISTANCE COURSE - LEARN CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

Learn how children develop psychologically as they grow, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, reinforcement, and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. Anyone who lives or works with children will gain valuable insights into child behaviour. Students of counselling or psychology will be better prepared to understand childhood influences on later adult behaviour.

This is a course for:
Parents
Child Care Workers
Teachers and people who work in childrens services
Toy manufacturers, play leaders, or anyone else with an interest in how children behave. 

ACS Student feedback: It's very interesting.  I am always fascinated by children's behaviour. Helps in my work and with my own children, to have a clear understanding of their nature/nurture. I made the right choice (in choosing) my course. The credit goes to ACS." Judy Augustine, Child Care worker, Child Psychology course, Australia


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - CONFLICT MANAGEMENT PSYCHOLOGY

This course will explore the causes and effects of conflict, and learn how to manage it through effective communication, active listening, and problem solving. Develop your ability to use facilitation, negotiation or mediation in group situations to achieve win-win solutions. Whether you want to improve your ability to handle conflict in your life or to help others manage conflict better, you will find this course very beneficial.


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DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - LEARN COUNSELLING SKILLS

ACS Graduate comment:  "This course has been extremely valuable to me as throughout those 5 months my friends all seemed to go through some crisis or other.  I have learned so much that I could put into practice and from the responses I have had, it's been very positive.  Tutor feedback was fantastic.  All individual answers were given a comment which helped me understand if I missed something."  Brenda Harvey, Australia - Counselling Skills I course.

Develop your ability to support or counsel others through the processes of personal growth and change.
This course introduces you to the kinds of  problems and issues that a person might face in overcoming stresses and limiting attitudes. You will learn about the counsellor's role and the counselling process, and gain basic practical counselling skills; these can also be effectively applied to many situations.  Also recommended for parents, teachers and others who want to communicate in a more supportive, empathetic manner.

ACS Distance Education is a registered member of the Complimentary Medicine Assoc. (UK)

Pre-requisite:    "Introduction to Psychology" or the equivalent.


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 HOME STUDY - LEARN COUNSELLING SKILLS IN THIS ADVANCED COURSE

Gain a more indepth understanding of the use of counselling skills

This course builds on the micro-skills introduced in Counselling Skills I. It helps you to discover how to improve your use of these skills so as to be more effective, but it also introduces some higher end skills. Students will learn about methods of telephone counselling as well as techniques for dealing with specific crisis situations.
 
There is also a focus on specific types of counselling problems such as aggressive or angry clients, grieving clients and depressed clients, along with strategies for dealing with suicidal ideation. It is an ideal course for those who have already gained some basic counselling skills and who wish to further develop their ability to counsel others. As well as counsellors or psychologists, those involved in other caring professions or community services will also benefit from this course. 

 Pre-requisites: Counselling Skills I (or equivalent)

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HOME STUDY COURSE - LEARN COUNSELLING TECHNIQUES

"An in depth study of the theory of counselling techniques."

Develop your understanding of the major theoretical approaches to counselling and their application to the counselling process. The course does not adopt a particular stance but provides an overview and awareness of different types of therapy.

Learn about the different types of therapy that can be used to help clients. If you are a counsellor or want to be one, this is an indispensible part of your training or professional development.

Course Aim: "Explain the key principles and applications of different theoretical approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, including the theories of Freud, Erikson, Adler, Ellis, Rogers, Beck, and others". Pre-requisite: Introduction to Psychology


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DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY

Understand More About Criminal Behaviour

Criminal behaviour is an area of interest for psychologists, sociologists, criminologists, politicians, and members of the public alike. For as long as human history has been recorded there are accounts of behavioural transgressions. Early man dealt with crime by way of revenge, but as civilisations evolved a more collective response was called for. It used to be the responsibility of the church to pass judgement and mete out punishments for criminal acts but these days we have a judicial system. 

With the shift away from religious control of criminal acts came the notion of free will. Individuals were believed to choose what they did and were therefore entirely responsible for their criminal behaviour, rather than merely being the unfortunate victims of evil spirits. In more recent times we now acknowledge that other factors may play a role. An individual's judgement may be influenced by an interaction of personal and social factors - their environment, personality, upbringing, and mental health.

To gain a clear understanding of why a person commits a crime we must first understand what constitutes a crime. In conjunction with this, we need to understand how the public perceives crime - a perception which may be different amongst different social and cultural groups, and in different societies.   
 
This course is geared towards those who work with offenders in any capacity as well as those who are interested in moving into a related field. It is also suitable for those who just wish to broaden their knowledge of criminal behaviour or who might wish to understand the actions of people close to them.
 
To find out more, click on the link below.  

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STUDY AT HOME - CRISIS COUNSELLING

Learn to support people in periods of crisis.

What ACS students say about this course: 
I think the information is good - it will enhance my practise as a case manager working with elderly ethnic people. Gavin Cole is an excellent tutor. His comments are very helpful and he is very quick at getting my assignments back. Lisa Macnaughton, Australia - Crisis Counselling
 
Develop your ability to effectively counsel and assist clients in times of crisis. This course provides those already in the counselling or helping industries with knowledge and skills to give specialised counselling, and will contribute to comprehensive counselling training for those wishing to work in this field.

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HOME STUDY COURSE - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

A fantastic course for anyone working with people.

This course is aimed at people working with people of any age in a counselling, supporting, or teaching capacity, who will benefit from understanding how physiological and psychological changes over the lifespan affect human behaviour. Parents and carers will gain greater insight into issues that present particular challenges at different stages of the life span, especially from adolescence to old age.  This course also sets the theoretical framework complementing the Child Psychology course.

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence
Learn about different developmental, behavioural and learning disorders in children.
 
This newly developed course helps you to gain knowledge of signs, symptoms and treatments for developmental disorders in children, including pervasive developmental disorders, behavioural disorders, and learning disorders.
 


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Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Diploma Modules icon 12 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY

If you want to become a counsellor, this course is for you!!

This is an excellent training program for anyone seeking a solid qualification in counselling. Graduates gain a broad based education in psychology and counselling theory and practice, and options to pursue specialist elective modules (including some that are not usually found in similar level courses).

  • 1500 hours, 15 modules including practical component
  • Prepares the student for real-life counselling situations.
  • Exceptional tutors (Experienced and highly qualified psychologists and counsellors from the UK and Australia)
  • Expertise in Psychology verified by the Complementary Medicine Association (U.K.)
  • Accredited by International Accreditation & Recognition Council

 


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Learn about the theories and practice of educational psychology

This course will help you to understand how and why people learn, and how to apply that understanding to bring about changes in people of all ages. This course will benefit a wide range of people,  from parents (understanding of how their children develop) to teachers/trainers and welfare workers or leisure professionals (e.g. youth leaders).


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Ethics is the study of "what is right and, what is wrong".

 
Learn about different perspectives on moral philosophy, and what differentiates one perspective from another.
Ethics is increasingly important in many disciplines and workplaces.
 
Consider how often you hear people talking about medical ethics, ethics in sport, business ethics, ethical behaviour of religious leaders or school teachers. The list is exhaustive.


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STUDY AT HOME - FAMILY COUNSELLING

Each family is unique. It has a unique combination of culture, personalities, dynamics, circumstances, past experiences... Within the life cycle of a family, many different crises can occur. A crisis is a period of transition in the life of the individual, family, or group, presenting individuals with a turning point in their lives, which may be seen as a challenge or a threat, a "make or break" new possibility or risk, a gain or loss, or both simultaneously. Whilst most crises are not outside of the capabilities of the family to cope with, other crises may need the support of someone outside of the family.

Develop a better understanding of family dynamics, and a capacity to analyze and facilitate solutions to problems that emerge in modern families.

This course can be useful for anyone working or involved in welfare, marriage counselling, family counselling, relationship counselling or family services... or just to gain skills to help you and the people that you love.


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Duration icon 1000 hours Qualification icon Foundation Diploma Modules icon 10 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
STUDY ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE
 
Become a Valuable Member of an Organisation or Corporation
 
Organisational Psychology is also known as industrial psychology. It is the study of people at work - an important area of study for anyone operating within a workplace.
 
Learn how to optimally manage and utilise personnel, improve the functioning of organisations, and ensure the maximum wellbeing of workers.
 
Study organisational psychology to improve your workplace - whether you are an employee working in human resources, running your own business, or just have an interest in this area or the desire to work as an organisational psychologist.
 
Working in the personnel department of a company is a dynamic career that is particularly relevant in light of the recent global financial crisis since organisations are more concerned with running in the most efficient and effective way possible.
 

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - LEARN GRIEF COUNSELLING SKILLS

Everybody suffers losses throughout their lives. Sometimes these losses are so catastrophic that we find it difficult to cope. When this happens we often turn to others for help.
 
Grief counsellors are trained to help people deal with bereavement and personal losses. People working in other areas such as funeral directors, teachers, social workers, and care home staff may also be in a position where they often encounter those stricken by grief. In fact many of us have relatives, friends or colleagues who we wish to help through these difficult times.
 
If you work with the grieving, or are interested in helping grieving people this course may be of value to you. Reasons to study this course include:
  • When supporting people through their grief is an important part of your job.
  • You may have suffered grief in the past yourself.
  • You may be interested in supporting grieving people.
  • You a counsellor who wants to add grief counselling to your repertoire.
This course provides a sound basis for understanding and working with people who are experiencing grief. To discover more click on the link below.

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
 HOME STUDY COURSE - LEARN INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY
 
ACS Student comment: The marking is always very prompt and Gavin [tutor] is providing lots of feedback which assists in knowing where I may have fallen short in my answers or done very well.  Tyrrilly Philips, Australia - Industrial Psychology course.

Learn more about the use of psychology in industry.
 
By understanding the thought processes that take place in the minds of people at work, a manager or supervisor can develop empathy with their staff, and apply this empathy to the way they manage the workplace. Learn about:
  • workplace conditions
  • effects of management
  • motivation & incentives
  • social effects
  • psychological conditions
  • recruitment & more

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Duration icon 100 hours Lessons icon 7 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - PSYCHOLOGY INTRODUCTION

Fascinated by psychology, but unsure where to start?

  • Learn psychology fundamentals
  • Gain a foundation for counselling and psychology
  • Don't waste time, study from home
  • Gain confidence in studying
Graduate comment:  "[This course] is really valuable, because we can imagine and identify people's behaviour and social/environmental effects on personality.  We can be aware of our own children's psychological aspects and their childhood development.  Very good outcome from the course." Lanka Narsinga Rao, Australia - Introduction to Pscyhology course

Gain a strong foundation in psychology and understanding people. Enrol now in your course to start your new career.

7 Lessons and 7 assignments, comprehensive notes and self assessment tests (CD & Online study methods only).

"Ever wondered what Freud said, but were afraid to ask? Do you think psychology sounds interesting and want to know more, but don’t know where to start? Well, stop right here. This course gives you an interesting and informative start to the exciting field of psychology".Tracey Jones, B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies), ACS Tutor.


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LEARN TO BECOME A LIFE COACH

Do you want to help people to make the most of their lives?

Life coaching is concerned with helping people reach their full potential. Unlike counselling, its focus is on solutions rather than problems. A life coach helps their clients to focus on their inner strengths and abilities and to nurture them. It is a positive approach to encouraging people to try new things, to accomplish their dreams, and to lead more rewarding lives. Working in this  field can also be rewarding for the coach - to see someone grow emotionally and psychologically is a wonderful thing.  
 
This course is suited to individuals from all walks of life who wish to pursue a career change or add another component to their working lives. Life coaches come from fields such as health, fitness, counselling, social work, the corporate world, and so forth. It is open to anyone with a strong interest in helping others set and achieve life goals.
 
Learn to develop an appreciation of how a person's perception of the world can be just as critical as their knowledge, skill and opportunity when it comes to success or failure. The course also covers such things as coaching processes, coaching skills, and goal setting. It covers developing both physical and psychological wellbeing in the client.
 
What our students are saying about this course:
"[The course] provides a thorough introduction to the practices of Life Coaching. It provides very good learning materials and practical assignments at end of each lesson. The comments from my tutor are always very encouraging and positive. The services from school administrative staff are excellent [and] the course is recognised by Association of Coaching, UK." Wai Ming Au, Singapore MA MSc MBA 

ACS is now an organisational member (OMAC) of the Association for Coaching (UK)

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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence
Does someone you know and love suffer from a mental health condition?
Do you work with people with mental health conditions?
 
These days, most people will be affected in some way by mental health issues - whether it is themselves, or someone they are close to. This course provides the student with a depth of knowledge about good mental health - what it is, how to develop it, and how to maintain it; specific mental health conditions; and practical advice for dealing with mental health conditions.
 
This course is valuable to study by itself, or in combination with other psychology/counselling courses as part of a qualification.

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HOME STUDY COURSE - LEARN MARKETING PSYCHOLOGY

Learn more about the use of psychology in marketing.

Why do people choose to buy something? What influences their thinking to decide one way rather than another? Develop your ability to understand how an understanding of Psychology can be applied to marketing.


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HOME STUDY COURSE - LEARN MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS

Understand cultural differences

"The world is shrinking! The internet, aeroplanes, emails, mobiles, faster travel, telecommunication. All of these things bring the people of the world closer together. Multicultural awareness will increase your knowledge and understanding of cultures around the world and how we can live together in a more understanding and knowledgeable way. A useful course for anyone living or working in a multicultural environment." Tracey Jones, B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies), ACS Tutor.


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STUDY AT HOME - NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Neuropsychology is an interdisciplinary subject, a mixture of psychology and neuroscience. It aims to understand how the function and structure of the brain relates to human and animal behaviour and psychological processes. Neuropsychology uses scientific methods and in common with cognitive psychology and cognitive science, it shares the information processing view of the mind. 

Study this course to develop your understanding of the way a person’s brain and psychology is affected by anatomical and physiological characteristics within them, as well as the changes that can occur due to damage of the brain.


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE 

Learn about professional practices in the counselling industry
 
This course is aimed at those who want to learn to develop their understanding of appropriate practices and procedures within the counselling profession. In counselling, more so than many other professions it is imperative to gain knowledge and insight of the self - one's own personality, beliefs, values, emotional responses, shortcomings, and so forth because these factors play a role in the counselling process.
 
Study this course to learn more about best practices in counselling. Find out how you can continue to improve and provide a quality service to your clients as well as when it may be more beneficial to refer your clients on to other health care professionals.

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HOME STUDY COURSE - PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION

Learn about the supervision process in counselling.

Graduate comment:  The course was a valuable learning experience because it challenged my thinking regarding the application of supervision and how to apply supervision to different professions.  The course exceeded my expectations, in particular because it explored other aspects of supervision such as burn-out, professionalism, ethics and legal concerns.  The course has a very comprehensive approach to supervision, which makes for a more rounded supervisor. Allan M Eno MSc (Hons) Degree, Clinical Supervisor/Manager, Harley St, London -UK, Professional Supervision course.

Without the opportunity to discuss cases in a confidential professional situation, a professional can themselves begin to suffer from the burden of having to deal alone with a build up of problems they confront on a regular basis. This course develops skills in supervising other professionals and an awareness of what to expect when undergoing supervision yourself.

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Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award Modules icon 5 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning
Counselling Distance Education Course
 
A proficiency award recognises that you already have competencies in the area, but need to develop, or fine tune your skills.
 
Already have skills in Psychology, or a similar discipline but need to develop skills in Counselling?

This is the course for you.

Where Psychology and other courses may have a theoretical foundation, The Proficiency Award in Counselling offers highly practical training in counselling, that is directly applicable to real life situations. Counselling comes into so many different job roles and situations, and this course will help you develop skills to use across the board, as well as in a more typical counselling setting.

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Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - LEARN PSYCHOLOGY IN YOUR OWN TIME

This is a specialist qualification, providing an opportunity for persons who already hold broad based qualifications (or significant experience), to undertake a combination of studies and work experience in a specialised area of psychology.

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DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE - PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

Learn about using psychological assessments -

  • learn to determine why and when to use psychological assessment
  • develop an understanding of the different types of assessment available (eg. Behavioural Assessment, Wechsler Intelligence and Memory Scales, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, etc).

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STUDY AT HOME - PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELLING COURSE

Learn about psychology and the practical implications of counselling in everyday life.
 
ACS student comments: "The notes and study tools encourage me to conduct research to develop my knowledge of components in my course. It is very worthwhile. [My tutor] gives me good feedback and food for thought with her comments and sometimes elaborate on my answers- really value her input." Larissa Kalnins, Aust - Psychology & Counselling course

This course will develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions and apply that knowledge in real world situations. This course is useful to people interested in counselling, support workers, youth workers and anyone interested in the human mind.


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - PSYCHOLOGY AND DRUGS

Develop your skills in understanding the effects of legal, illegal and prescribed drugs on the mind, body and behaviour. Topics covered include stimulants, narcotics, hallucinogens, marijuana, steroids, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, solvents, sedatives, prescription drugs, etc.


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - COUNSELLING IN RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION

Want to be a relationships expert?

"Relationships start. Relationships develop. Relationships continue, but some relationships breakdown. To gain a greater understanding, this course will provide you with detailed insight into the processes involved in the development and sometimes, the breakdown, of relationships and how we can support the people involved." Tracey Jones, B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies), ACS Tutor


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HOME STUDY COURSE - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Learn more about the social life of humans.

Man is a social animal, and as such, it is very important to understand the psychology of how we interact with each other, or act as a group rather than as an individual. By understanding the "natural" social needs of a person, you can develop an increased sensitivity to other people, and better identify and assist people with attending to deficiencies in their social interactions.

 


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Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

HOME STUDY COURSE - SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

Learn more about sports psychology – a must for anyone involved in sport on a professional or amateur basis. 

Student Comment: "The course was useful for my goalkeeper coaching practises. [It} met my expectations and gave me some good insights; I liked the way the course was structured, especially the way I could work at my own pace WITHOUT any pressure. The course has specifically helped with ideas for motivating players." Mario Rimati, Football Coach & Phys Ed Teacher, Italy - Sports Psychology course

    This course will - Develop your skills and application of psychological principles for use in sports. Learn about such things as psychological traits common to successful athletes, ways to maintain and increase motivation, leadership, aggression and team dynamics.


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    Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

    HOME STUDY COURSE - STRESS MANAGEMENT

    Learn more about practical methods of reducing stress.

    Stress is modern man's constant enemy. As life becomes more and more hectic, people work longer hours under greater time constraints, over global time zones with less recreation time more and more people struggle to cope with their stress levels. However, with proper self awareness and management techniques stress levels can be lowered, perceptions altered and responses improved. In this course we deal with physical problems related to stress, how to achieve easy living, dealing with drugs, developing self esteem, relaxation, diet and much more.

    Anxiety, tension, and mental and emotional strain are all common problems in today's society. This course introduces you to some practical approaches to managing stress.


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