Psychological and Sociological Understanding of Human Development
Short Course - 30 credits at SCQF level 7
This stand-alone module will be relevant to workers with gaps in knowledge in a particular area or if you have a general interest in developing your knowledge. This module addresses working with people in settings including; community work, social care, education, health and focuses on understanding people and how they react at any stage throughout the life course.
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Mode of Attendance
- Online Distance Learning
Mode of Study
- Part Time
A significant number of potential students don’t have the right level of entry qualifications to embark on a higher education degree course and this module is one of four distance learning modules which will allow you to top up your academic credits. The modules are independent of one another and you can select the module that best meets the gap in their learning.
This stand-alone on-line distance learning module is credit rated for 30 credits at SCQF 7.
Throughout the module the online materials and individual study will allow students to address the three learning outcomes:
- Understand the social influences on behaviour, identity, experiences and life chances using a range of sociological theories and perspectives.
- Explain a range of psychological perspectives and show how they provide an understanding of development, behaviour and identity formation across the life span.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how the cultural context influences human development.
This module includes a minimum of a workbook, 8 podcasts and on line support from the module co-ordinator each week. You will have 8 weeks of teaching input and four weeks to develop your assignment.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
In order to apply for degree level courses applicants require 120 credits at level 7. Completion of this module will provide you with 30 credits and completion of all four modules 120 credits which makes you eligible for application to a range of degrees such as social work, social pedagogy, social science, nursing and community work.
Two passes at higher or above or SVQ111 or equivalent. You should either be in employment or have recent relevant experience of working to support individuals.
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