Online Psychology Courses
Our online psychology studies courses have been developed by psychotherapists, who have used their expertise and experience to help you learn how to be a psychotherapist through Distance Learning.
So what qualifications do you need to be a psychotherapist? Although some organisations may state otherwise, the job titles: “Psychotherapist” and “Counsellor” are not protected. Therefore, you can take an ADL course in a psychology subject and legally practice psychotherapy.
Psychology covers a wide range of areas in relation to the human mind and acquiring an understanding of what makes people think and act the way they do, is beneficial to counsellors, employers, teachers, criminologists, doctors and nurses, carers, sales and marketing organisations and workers in many other professions.
Because psychology is such an important aspect of so many different areas of society, ADL offers popular courses in:
- Abnormal Psychology
- Adolescent Psychology
- Caring for Elderly People
- Child Psychology
- Criminal Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Industrial Psychology
- Marketing Psychology
- Psychological Assessment
Those working in the Medical Profession such as Doctors’ Nurses, and Physiotherapists, plus Counsellors, Life Coaches, Fitness Instructors and Wellness Consultants, can also benefit their patients and clients by completing our online Biopsychology, Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology courses.
There is also an in-depth Introduction to Psychology, a course to help relate psychology to counselling, plus other psychology related programs such as Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Disorders in Children and Adolescents and Managing Mental Health in Adults.
The courses in this category accredited by ACCPH - The Professional Body for Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and clinical Hypnotherapists, are accepted to be at the following levels:
- 100-hour Certificate Courses = Level 3
- 400-hour Advanced Certificate Courses = Level 4
- 600-hour Diplomas = Level 5
- 800-hour Advanced Diplomas = Level 6
- 1200-hour Higher Advanced Diplomas = Level 6
Many courses are also accredited by the CMA - The Complimentary Medicine Association. Please see individual courses for which ones are accepted by one or both organisations.
N.B. Students completing three courses will hold level 3 qualifications for each. On completion of a fourth, that can either have another level 3 qualification or upgrade to a Level 4 Advanced Certificate. Students are also permitted to complete additional courses to enhance their qualification and so their areas of expertise, right up to a Level 6 Higher Advanced Diploma.
You can gain professional recognition for your completed distance learning course by joining one or both organisations that accredit our programs. ACCPH – The Professional Body for Accredited Coaches, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and clinical Hypnotherapists, plus the CMA – Complimentary Medicine Association, have reviewed our courses and declared them suitable for the online training of Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Life Coaches.
Learn online via distance learning: With mentor/tutor support throughout, our online psychology courses can be studied by distance learning from anywhere in the World.
Get a psychotherapy qualification: ADL offers a variety of programs with the opportunity to also gain an endorsed Certificate from TQUK, a UK Government approved awarding organisation, listed as "recognised" on the Ofqual Register.
Increase your chances of getting noticed: Employers like to see initiative and self-motivation in a potential employee, so completing an online course in your own time can only help you to stand out from other applicants who haven’t done so; for example, if you can demonstrate a psychological aspect to how employees can better relate to others.
Continue your professional development (CPD): Learn how to enhance and improve the services you offer as a professional person, by learning something new to add to them. For instance, if you’re a teacher, then Educational Psychology will help you become a better teacher, or if you’re a manager, completing our criminal psychology course will help you to recognise the signs of possible criminal activity from staff and customers better.
Can't find a qualification to suit your needs? Why not speak with one of our Academic Course Advisers for FREE advice on +44 (0)1227 789 649? or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our online home study courses may be studied for vocational purposes, self-enrichment (hobby) or for serious study leading to higher qualifications. You'll receive unlimited tutor and admin support and be able to start at any time.
Understand Abnormal Psychology through this online course and learn how to identify psychological disorders and their consequences. How can you know whether a person's behaviour is within the 'normal' range or abnormal? Counsellors and support workers will benefit from this course.
The course will aid you in developing an appreciation of why adolescents behave in particular ways at particular times, so that you can help them face problems they encounter. The skills that you develop to differentiate between normal teenage development in areas like social skills.
Learn about child and adolescent development. This Diploma is 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,
Biopsychology I course online. Understand the relationship between our physical and mental processes. Our behaviour is influenced by both our psychological and our physical conditions.
Biopsychology II course online. Extend your knowledge of biological psychology. This course proceeds from Biopsychology I, with further exploration of research into brain processes...
Advanced Certificate in Biopsychology course online. Study the relationship between the physical body and psychology at home with this online course. What we feel can very much...
This Caring for Elderly People course online covers international standards of care. Unfortunately we often hear these days, of our older generation's fears and needs being ignored...
Learn to be aware of mental health signs, symptoms and treatments. Mental Health is a major issue for people living in developed countries. It is difficult to estimate how many children and adolescents are affected by mental health conditions.
Develop a solid foundation in childcare! This honours certificate is focused for people wanting to or already are working with children as well as anyone wanting to develop skills for a career in childcare.
Enrol on this accredited course to understand psychological development in children. 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
The counselling and psychotherapy industries is worth over £60 billion in the UK, so if you have the attributes to become part of something bigger than you ever imagined, then this course with mentor support, will provide you with all the necessary skills to do so.
Criminal Psychology course online. Learn to understand Criminal Behavior and why people commit crimes, and how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention.
Understand the relationship between age and behaviour. This course is aimed at people working with people of any age in a counselling, supporting, or teaching capacity. Understand how physiological and psychological changes over the lifespan affect human behaviour.
In this course you'll learn how to gain knowledge in interpreting the signs, symptoms and treatments for developmental disorders in children, including pervasive developmental disorders, behavioural disorders, and learning disorders.
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 professional.
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