GCSE – Learning Aim Reference: 603/1109/5

This qualification is designed to inspire and engage learners by providing a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study which develops an understanding of the ideas and values that characterise ‘self’ and others. Learners will be equipped with a psychological literacy that enables them to apply their knowledge and skills in their everyday lives, including making informed decisions about further study and career choices.

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Total Guided Learning Hours

120 hours

Hours per week

4.5 hours

Total number of Sessions



Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees £475

This course is FREE if you are unemployed, studying for a first level 2 or earn under £19,305

Awarding Body and/or Examination Costs if applicable


FREE if you are unemployed, studying for a first level 2 or earn under £19,305


What study is needed at home?

Learners will be expected to do at least an hour’s home study per week, in line with tutor’s recommendation.

Previous Learning

Learners’ English and Maths skills should be up to level 2

Main Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Use specialist vocabulary, psychological concepts, terminology and conventions to engage in the process of psychological enquiry

Acquire knowledge and understanding of psychology, developing an understanding of self and others, and how psychological understanding can help to explain everyday social phenomena

Understand how psychological research is conducted, including the role of scientific method and data analysis

Present information, develop arguments and draw conclusions through a critical approach to psychological evidence, developing as reflective thinkers

Develop an understanding of the relationship between psychology and personal, moral, social and cultural issues, and develop an understanding of ethical issues in psychology

Develop an understanding of psychological issues, the contribution of psychology to individual, social and cultural diversity, and how psychology contributes to society

Progression to further learning with FACE

FACE does not offer upwards progression onto level 3 qualifications.  However, it may be possible to progress horizontally onto a qualification such as NCFE Level 2 Mental Health Problems.

Progression to other Providers

This provides the learner with a solid grounding, whether going on to Further Education or Higher Education.

Jobs and Careers

Any profession or job that requires knowledge of people, although further qualifications will be needed to build upon this qualification.