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Waiting List: GCSE Psychology

Course Code:WL8607F

Skills and Learning are offering a brand new, exciting GCSE Psychology course where you will learn about memory, perception and social influences. You will learn about the human mind, how we acquire language and some psychological problems that some individuals experience.

What the course is about

Please note, all the information below regards GCSE Psychology. The next available course begins in September 2024 and you will be able to start applying for this course in the spring and summer. Your date of application will be taken from the date you applied for the course. Please read the information below and apply to join the waiting list in readiness for spring 2024. 

This GCSE Psychology course will help you learn about human behaviour and the mind. You will learn about social and cognitive influences, the brain and neuropsychology, and some psychological issues that some individuals have. Learning about research methods is also part of this course along with learning about key figures and theorists within the field of psychology.

A variety of learning activities will be used on this course, including tutor presentation and demonstration, practical application of skills, individual and group work, discussions, Q&A, internet research, individual research and project work. Where relevant, your learning will enable you to develop skills and knowledge required for work or further study.

Regular home study will be necessary to successfully complete this course. You will be supported to develop good study skills.

Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills and planning learning activities related to your subject that is designed to develop your skills in these areas. To support this, you will undertake some e-learning modules, where appropriate, as homework.

This is a vocational course leading to a qualification and the cost of it is subsidised by public funding. You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines.

Please note: If you do not successfully complete the course within this academic year, you will not be able to repeat it at the subsidised fee. For further information on the syllabus for this course please go to

Pre-course information session or interview

An application process is applicable to this course.

Please note: Places on some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately, as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner (see Cancellation policy).

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Assessment of progress, tests, exams

This course is assessed through two exams.

There is an expectation that if you enrol on this course, you are willing to commit fully to the period of time involved in this course, the associated home study and the assessed work required, and intend to sit the examination if applicable. You should consider your readiness to commit to study and we have a study support toolbox to help you with this:

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

You will need to have a good level of English to complete this course as there is an element of writing involved. All learners will be asked to complete a BKSB English assessment which is an online assessment. A score of Level 1 is required. You will be able to complete the assessment a second time if necessary. You may also be asked to write a few paragraphs explaining why you would like to do the course to demonstrate your English skills.

You will also need to complete a short maths assessment and achieve a Level 1 or above BKSB score.

Materials and costs

You should bring A4 paper, a folder, pens, pencils and ruler to each session.

It will help your progress if you have regular and reliable access to the internet. If you do not have a PC at home, you can use the facilities at your local library.

Course costs: for information regarding any funding for this course please please refer to the Finance page on our website

A textbook will be provided and this is included in the cost of course. You will also have access to an online textbook. 

Please note, any equipment provided during your course is on loan to you and MUST BE RETURNED at the end of the course. If it is not returned you will be invoiced for the full cost of a replacement.

PLEASE NOTE If you do not attend a pre-booked practical or theory exam without giving the required notice you will be invoiced for the cost. Details of the fees and cancellation notice periods required are available on request.

Next Step

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We also have a range of mental health courses, including a Certificate in Mental Health Level 3. For further information, please click here.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at centres: parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start DateAny




Duration2-6 months



Fees and concessions



How do I enrol?

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