Psychology Courses

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Learn Dispute Management and Resolution

Disputes occur everywhere - from the workplace to sporting clubs, in schools and within families.

  • Learn to develop the right technique to manage disputes.  Coupled with patience, skill and the right personality this can build your reputation and demand for your services.
  • Understand approaches of conflict moderation and resolution.
  • Learn how to deal with anger and diffuse situations.
  • Learn about effective communication techniques. 

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN MEDIATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION VPS033 »

Study Abnormal Psychology by distance learning to understand more about mental health issues.

  • Understand the criteria for determining abnormal behaviour.
  • Learn about conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mania, childhood disorders.
  • Understand determining abnormal behaviour in the process of providing support.
  • This is a valuable course for developing your knowledge of disorders and how they can be treated.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY - BPS307 »

Study adolescent psychology and understand more about the adolescent mind by distance learning.

  • Learn about the behaviours and understand the theory behind working and living with adolescents.
  • Develop an understanding of the changes that adolescents go through during their teenage years.
  • Understand the effect of the physical and mental changes that take place during adolescence.
  • Develop an understanding of the developmental changes that occur during adolescence and learn the best approaches to interacting with adolescents.
  • Study for professional development - suitable for people working in areas including: Carers, Foster Carers, Teachers, Social Workers, Law Enforcement.

More info & enrolment: ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY BPS211 »

Study child and adolescent counselling. This course will increase your knowledge and awareness of mental health issues in children and adolescents - learn how to effectively counsel children.

  • Understand the psychological development of children and adolescents.
  • Identify different mental health issues.
  • The provision of Elective Modules enable the course to be tailored to be specific areas of interest to students - resulting in a unique qualification focussed on their requirements for development.
  • Learning and professional development for Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Foster Carers, Teachers, and anyone working with children.

More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN CHILD AND YOUTH COUNSELLING VPS041 »
Study Psychology with this detailed advanced certificate and learn more about psychological theory and gain an insight into human behaviour and thinking.
 
Gain insight into human behaviour and thinking.

A useful qualification in a range of different careers.

Interested in people? This is the course for you.

This course builds on the certificate in psychology to give the student a broader scope. It involves an additional two study modules plus 100 hours of industry experience. This course may be used as a stepping stone to our Associate Diploma in Psychology or our Associate Diploma in Psychology and Counselling. It may also be useful for those wishing to go on to study to degree level or for those working in related fields that require an understanding of psychology.


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGY (VPS011) »

Elderly care training – study this aged care and counselling course for professional development.

  • Learn the fundamentals of how to care for the elderly.
  • Learn about lifestyle and physical changes that the elderly face.
  • Study grief and loss counselling.

We live in an ageing population. Aged Care is developing into an essential service - whether in a professional or personal capacity.

  • Study this course for professional development, as a way onto a new career path, or to gain a deeper understanding about how you can help your loved ones.
 

More info & enrolment: AGED CARE AND COUNSELLING BPS212 »

Anger Management Consultant Training Course.

There has been a great deal of research over the years into physiological arousal and emotional states. We know, for instance, that exercise causes heightened physiological arousal and the release of adrenaline. Similarly, anger is associated with increased levels of arousal. There is some evidence to suggest that arousal and anger (or other emotions for that matter) have a reflexive relationship. That is, they each enhance each other. As arousal increases so does anger, and as anger increases so does arousal.    

  • With this course, learn to understand anger and explore techniques that can be useful in the management of anger.

More info & enrolment: ANGER MANAGEMENT - BPS111 »

Study Animal Behaviour to Learn what affects behaviour in animals.

  • Learn about difficult behaviour in animals and techniques to deal with it.
  • Discover why animals may be badly behaved or aggressive.

  • A useful qualification for anyone working with animals, for someone wishing to set up their own business, or for anyone studying general psychology.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR BAG203 »

 

Learn to Understand and Help Find Solutions to Mental Health Problems

Mental health issues can range from mild to serious and can be caused by anything from chemical or physical abuse through to genetic or environmental factors. 

As with most problems; often a solution begins with gaining an understanding of the underlying cause.

This course provides an excellent starting point for developing your understanding of mental health in its broadest context, and being able to better formulate appropriate responses to mental health issues.



More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN APPLIED MENTAL HEALTH VPS035 »

Study Applied Social Sciences and Learn about Individuals and Society.  A diploma level course studied by distance learning.

Today's world is in many ways a contradiction:

  • People are more connected in some ways than ever before (eg. via social media on the internet).
  • Personal connections are disrupted more than they have ever been (eg. divorce, economic migration) 

We live in a different society to that experienced by previous generations, where  individual and group relationships are unstable in ways that used to be stable. This course helps you to begin understanding the social dynamics and the impacts on individuals brought about by change.

 

 


More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCES VPS034 »

A diploma level qualification in child and youth counselling - Professional Development course through distance learning. 

  • Recent reports suggest an increasing level of anxiety in children. Anxiety and other mental health conditions are on the increase. This diploma level course enables you to improve your knowledge of counselling and supporting children to deal with emotional issues they may experience. 
  • Professional studies to improve your knowledge of counselling and supporting children.
  • Available to start at any time - study online or by eLearning.
  • Course written and taught by experienced, specialist Psychology tutors.

More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN CHILD AND YOUTH COUNSELLING VPS043 »

Would you like to know more about psychology? Would you like to specialise in a certain field of psychology? Then why not consider our Diploma in Psychology course and learn more.

 

Are you:

  • Curious about people
  • Interested in learning how the brain works
  • Fascinated in why people behave the way they do
  • Inspired to understand the people you work with better
  • Looking to learn new ways of thinking

More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN PSYCHOLOGY VPS010 »

Learn about the relationship between the physical body and human mind.

Learn about the human nervous system and how it affects the way we think, feel and behave.

  • Understand the relationship between our physical body on our psychology and thinking.
  • Understand the techniques used in studying the human brain.
  • Learn more about why people behave the way they do from a biological perspective.
  • Understand the impact of hormones and other chemicals on mental states and behaviour.

 

 


More info & enrolment: BIOPSYCHOLOGY I - BPS108 »

Further develop your understanding of the impact of physiology and biology on human behaviour.

This course covers complex brain processing systems of memory and language as well as examining how brain damage and substances can impact upon functioning and behaviour. It is designed to complement our Biopsychology I course.  

  • Learn about the effects of substances on the brain.
  • Learn about the impact of brain damage on thinking and behaviour.

This is a useful course for people working in a variety of health care settings as well as those who just seek a greater understanding of the brain and behaviour. 


More info & enrolment: BIOPSYCHOLOGY II - BPS204 »

Learn more about the theory and principles of careers counselling 

  • Suitable for anyone wishing to improve their job prospects or set up their own business in this area.
  • Taught and written by highly experienced and qualified tutors.
  • This course will develop your understanding of factors affecting career choices and planning, and your ability to help others plan and achieve career goals.
  • The course is aimed at students who have prior experience or training in a related field such as counselling or social work, but will benefit anyone in their own career planning and development.  

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CAREERS COUNSELLING BPS202 »

An in depth course on abnormal psychology

There are six 100 hour modules required to complete this course.

Study five core modules of Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Conditions, Child Mental Health, Adult Mental Health.

Then choose one elective module from Anger Management, Stress Management and Psychopharmacology.

  • Understand the issues faced by children and adults in today's world.
  • Learn about recognising the causes and symptoms of conditions, and the treatment options and support available for these.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY VPS037 »

Learn more about Teenagers and how they develop.

This course is suitable for teachers, parents, carers, foster carers, social workers, teaching assistants and anyone working with teenagers.

The Teenage years are a time of massive changes.  How a teenager thinks and develops during the adolescent period is an interesting area to learn about.  This certificate level course helps you to understand more about teenagers and how they change.

There are three Core Modules (compulsory):-

  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health
  • Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Conditions in Children and Adolescents
  • Plus three Elective Modules which you select from a list of options.

More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN ADOLESCENT STUDIES VPS031 »
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY CERTIFICATE COURSE - DISTANCE LEARNING
 
We go through many phases in our lives as we develop from infancy to adulthood. As adults, we find ourselves in situations where we are dealing with children and adolescents - either professional or personally - and find ourselves struggling with how to best help the young people in our care.
 
This course offers valuable insight into: 
  • understanding how children think
  • ways we can best help them
  • what to expect in different stages of development
  • how to best support the developing child
  • how to stimulate children to enhance their learning
  • how to communicate and relate to children and young people.

"For anyone dealing with children or teenagers."

 This 600 hour certificate is designed for people working with children or teenagers; or interested in a pursuing a career of working with youth. It is also helpful for parents dealing with their own children or teenagers. It gives you a greater insight into the development of children throughout their childhood and into adolescence.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY VPS003 »

A biopsychology course looking at the relationship between brain and behaviour.  This distance learning course looks at how our physical state affects how we behave and think.

  • Learn more about the interaction between our biology and brain.
  • Study drugs and alcohol and how this affects us biologically and mentally.
  • Study six modules. There are three core modules of - Biopsychology, Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology
  • You then choose three modules from a list of electives, including Human Biology, Stress, Introduction to Psychology, Biopsychology II, Developmental Psychology and Bioenergetics (Human Biology IB)

More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN BIOPSYCHOLOGY VBS120 »
 
Become a Careers Counsellor
 
In the past careers were a simple process - people would study or learn a skill, then get a job at the bottom of an organisation and spend their life in the same career, moving up in the organisation until retirement.
 
These days, there are so many opportunities available to us. This can lead to a considerable amount of confusion, and numerous career changes over a lifetime.
 
As a Career Counsellor, it is your job to guide people to find the career of their dreams so they can live fulfilled and happy lives - sound good?? Find out more...
 

More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN CAREERS COUNSELLING VPS018 »

Study Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

More and more children and adolescents seem to be experiencing difficulties with their mental health. This 600 hour course focuses on the mental health of children and teenagers.

Students are to study six modules from - Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Child Psychology, Counselling Children, Developmental Learning and Behavioural Conditions in Children, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Educational Psychology.

This course is a must for anyone working or wanting to work with children and teenagers with mental health difficulties. Or parents wanting to understand more about their own child.

 

More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH VPS126 »

Study the Child and Youth Counselling Certificate - learn more about supporting children and adolescents through difficult periods in their lives.

  • This course has a focus on counselling, specifically for children and young people.
  • It is a flexible course that includes options to specialise in areas that most interest you.
  • Deepen your understanding of children and young people, learn about theories and practices to provide aid and counselling to difficult and emotional situations that arise.

More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN CHILD AND YOUTH COUNSELLING VRE901 »

A Counselling Course specifically designed for care professionals

  • Study six 100 hour modules.
  • There are four core modules - introduction to psychology, psychology and counselling, counselling skills I, life coaching.
  • You then choose two modules from a list of electives to suit YOUR requirements.
  • A unique course focusing on counselling and psychology within the care professions.

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN COUNSELLING (CARE PROFESSIONALS) VPS005 »

Train to be a Life Coach! Study this course to advance your career in life coaching.

  • Start your own business or a new career

  • A 600 hour course covering Life Coaching, counselling skills, careers, counselling, psychology and nutrition and more.

  • ACS Distance Education is an organisational member of the Association For Coaching. Students on the course are eligible to join the association as student members.

 


 

More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN LIFE COACHING »

Study to improve your own energy levels reduce stress, reduce anger in yourself and others

  • This course addresses a wide range of issues experienced by individuals - stress, anger, energy levels, nutrition, health and wellbeing.
  • Learn to manage the negative elements and improve your own health and wellbeing and the health and wellbeing of others.
  • Knowing how to manage stress, energy, and health can improve your approach and success at work leading to enhanced career prospects.
  • Students study six modules covering the critical areas of Personal Energy Management, Health and Wellbeing, Stress Management, Anger Management, Human Nutrition I and Nutritional Therapy.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN PERSONAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT VRE040 »

Study the Certifcate In Psychology to improve you in your work or as a way to a new career.

  • Learn more about yourself and how other people think and behave.
  • Open up a new career in psychology or counselling or improve your existing job prospects.
  • Build up your C.V. with a range of skills and knowledge in psychology, counselling skills, conflict management, and more.
  • Apply your knowledge in a range of different job roles including human resource management, marketing, teaching, allied health, child care, social work, youth work, and staff management.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGY VPS002 »
Take a course in sports psychology and learn how psychological factors can affect sporting performance.
 
Sporting performance is not only affected by natural ability and training, it is also influenced by psychological factors. Stress, state of mind and other psychological influences can lead to poor performance.  
 
Sports Psychology focuses on developing techniques and strategies to address psychological factors that impact on sporting performance to help athletes control these influences and optimise their performance.
 
These techniques allow the athlete to relax, be in a positive mind frame and focus their attention on the task at hand. Being able to manage their psychology will give an athlete a winning edge.
 

 

More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY VPS019 »
re you interested in helping people to cope with their stress?
 
Would you like to learn more about stress management? This 600 hour course will provide you a detailed insight into what stress is, the symptoms and signs of stress and how to relieve stress in yourself and others. The course also includes more on life coaching, personal energy management, nutrition, counselling and health and fitness.

A great way to improve your own stress levels or to help others improve their stress management.

 

More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN STRESS MANAGEMENT VPS021 »

Study Mental Health Issues in Children.

  • Learn about mental health problems in children. Of particular concern is the growing prevalence of mental health issues in children and adolescents.
  • This course is an excellent introduction to mental health issues other than those classed as pervasive developmental disorders, behavioural disorders or learning disorders.
  • Learn about a range of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, tic disorders, brain disorders, eating disorders and more.
  • A useful course for counsellors, psychologists and other professionals working in related fields such as teachers, social workers, youth workers and people in childcare.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH BPS214 »

Study Child Development with this Online Course. Enrol at a time to suit you and work through the course supported by our excellent Child Development tutors.

Childhood is a time of rapid growth and change, psychologically and physically. This course will take you through the changes that occur during this process.

Learn about the psychological and physical development of a child, and services that cater to child care and development; at the same time as developing contacts within the children's services sector and exploring opportunities to work in that industry..

This 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. This certificate is comprised of the following courses - Play Leadership, Introduction to Psychology, Child Psychology,  Children's Writing, Human Nutrition, Park and Playground Design I.


More info & enrolment: CHILD DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE VRE002 »
Learn child psychology to help you better understand children's development and apply your knowledge to a range of different work roles.
 
  • Understand different theories of child development.
  • Gain an in-depth insight into the development of a child's thinking and behaviour.
  • An ideal course for psychologists, counsellors, teachers, youth workers, and other professionals working with children.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CHILD PSYCHOLOGY BPS104 »
Learn how to deal with conflict, how to negotiate, mediate,and much more with the Conflict Management course from ACS. 

 

  • Learn the theories behind conflict management.
  • Understand and use techniques to resolve conflict in a range of settings.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Learn from our highly experienced and qualified tutors.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT BPS201 »

Learn ways of counselling children with internalising or externalising problems

This is a must-do course for all those interested in counselling children.

  • Learn about approaches to counselling children.
  • Study and understand different childhood disorders and how they might have evolved.
  • Complete a Problem Based Learning Project where you will put into practice what you have learned in the course.
     

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: COUNSELLING CHILDREN BPS218 »

Advanced Counselling Skills Course - improve your counselling skills studying online.

  • Build upon your existing counselling skills and explore beyond in a variety of areas, such as telephone counselling, online counselling, techniques for dealing with crisis situations and much more.
  • Learn to demonstrate how micro-skills can be combined in the counselling process.
  • Learn about the grief process, how we can support clients, the ethical issues of counselling and much more.

Pre-requisite - We recommend that you have studied an introductory psychology or counselling course before studying Counselling Skills II.

 

More info & enrolment: COUNSELLING SKILLS II BPS110 »

Counselling Training Course - An introductory course to the use of counselling skills in the counselling situation.

  • Learn to understand the theories and principles in counselling.
  • Learn to apply a wide range of counselling techniques.
  • Studyi this course will benefit those who work with people as well as those working in counselling.
  • Use counselling techniques in your day to day life.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: COUNSELLING SKILLS l BPS109 »

Learn Counselling Techniques and improve your knowledge to improve your counselling skills.

  • Study major theoretical approaches to counselling.
  • Understand the application of theory in the counselling process.
  • Learn how to improve your counselling skills.
  • This course is suitable for anyone wanting to work in counselling or those already working in counselling who wish to expand their knowledge of counselling techniques.

More info & enrolment: COUNSELLING TECHNIQUES BPS206 »

Interested in criminal psychology? Then studying with this course is a must!

  • Learn about criminal behaviour, psychopathy, antisocial behaviour, teenage offending and much more.
  • Study for interest or to improve your job prospects and knowledge in this fascinating field.
  • Suitable for anyone who works within criminal justice, such as police, social workers, court workers, solicitors, lawyers, probation workers or anyone with an interest in the psychology of crime.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS309 »

Crisis counselling home study course - Understand more about crisis counselling and help people to cope with difficult times in their lives by studying this 100 hour distance learning course.

  • Study crisis counselling in nine lessons.
  • Learn more about crisis intervention, effective intervention, developmental crises, post-traumatic stress disorder, assault and much more.
 

More info & enrolment: CRISIS COUNSELLING - BPS304 »

Learn about the changes that occur as humans grow and develop.

An understanding of human development is paramount for anyone working in, or aspiring to work in, counselling, psychology, psychotherapy and other caring and health roles.  

Study the theories of human development as proposed by some of the great psychology thinkers like Freud, Piaget and Erikson. See how we evolve from birth to old age and the conflicts and processes which can affect our health and wellbeing.

This course is useful for anyone wanting to understand more about human development, as well as those wishing to apply that knowledge in their day to day work.

 

 


More info & enrolment: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - BPS210 »
Understand developmental and behavioural disorders which can affect children.

 

Developmental disorders include autism spectrum disorder and other conditions which become apparent in early childhood. Learning disorders are a specific type of developmental disorder and usually only affect one area of learning such as reading, writing or arithmetic. Behavioural disorders are those where symptoms are pronounced through disruptive, inattentive or aggressive acts. Each present difficulties for the child, their family and others they come into contact with.     

Study this course to:

  • Learn about signs, symptoms and treatments for these different groups of disorders in children.
  • Learn about how to differentiate particular disorders from these different groups of disorders.
  • Study possible routes for support for a wide range of disorders.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: DEVELOPMENTAL, LEARNING AND BEHAVIOURAL CONDITIONS IN ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN BPS215 »

Study this psychology and counselling diploma for an in depth study of psychological and counselling theories.

 

Recognised by the Complementary Medical Association.
A solid foundation course to anyone interested in psychology and counselling professionally or personally.

 


More info & enrolment: DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY VPS007 »

Find out about the link between development and learning.

Children go through different stages of development and along with each stage they develop cognitively, as well as emotionally and psychologically. What a child is capable of learning at age 4 is quite different to that of a 10 year old.    

 

  • Learn how to support students with learning difficulties in this 100 hour distance learning course.   
  • Learn more about how students learn and the ways in which we can help them to learn better. 
This course is a must for anyone working in the educational environment or who would like to work in education!

 


More info & enrolment: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS105 »

Study ethics and improve your ability to make good decisions.

Ethics is the study of morality, our rights and responsibilities, and how we can lead a good life. This course will help you gain insight into how some decisions which are made might be considered right or not.

Ethics can appear a very "impractical" area of study to some; but an understanding of "ethics" becomes critical when attempting to make important and often controversial decisions about issues such as social equity, or even how to manage limited resources - whether financial, environmental or people.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: ETHICS BPS217 »

Learn about family counselling - develop a better understanding of family dynamics.

  • Learn to analyse and facilitate solutions to problems that emerge in modern families.
  • Study the theories and principles of family counselling by distance learning.
  • Study at your own pace with support from our excellent counselling tutors.

 


More info & enrolment: FAMILY COUNSELLING BPS213 »

An indepth qualification in unsual behaviours or responses

 

  • A 1000 hour Foundation Diploma - gain extensive knowledge from this intensive course.
  • Students study 9 Core Modules plus 1 Elective Module.
  • Core Modules: Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Developmental, Learning and Behavioural Conditions, Child Mental Health, Adult Mental Health, Anger Management, Stress Management, Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychology.
  • Elective Module Options: Biopsychology I or II and Developmental Psychology.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY VPS101 »

Study the biology of behaviour with this Foundation Diploma qualification

  • Study the physiological effects caused by the brain and nervous system.
  • Learn about the structures of the human body.
  • 8 Core Modules comprising Biopsychology I and II, Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Human BIology 1a, Stress Management, Developmental Psychology and Human Biology 1b.
  • Plus 2 Elective Modules which enable you to study particular areas of interest in more detail.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN BIOPSYCHOLOGY VRE110 »

Gain a more in depth knowledge of child and adolescent mental health - signs, symptoms, causes and much more.

  • Children and teenagers can experience mental health difficulties during their growth and development.
  • This course takes a more in depth look at the nature and scope of problems, how they are identified and treated.
  • The Foundation Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychology includes Elective Modules which enables students to specialise in particular areas of interest to them.

 

 


More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY VPS301 »

A Foundation Diploma course to develop your counselling skills further and improve your knowledge of child and adolescent mental health.

  • Learn about the psychological development of children and adolescents.
  • Gain an understanding of and be able to identify mental health conditions in children and adolescents.
  • This foundation course is studied by distance learning.
  • You can start at any time to suit you.

More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN CHILD AND YOUTH COUNSELLING VPS042 »

Learn about counselling techniques and professional practice

 

  • The course requires the completion of 10 modules. There are 9 Core Modules of -  Counselling Skills I, Counselling Skills II, Counselling Techniques, Professional Practice in Counselling, Grief Counselling, Life Coaching,, Relationship and Communication Counselling, Family Counselling and Professional Supervision.
  • You then choose to specialise with one of the following modules - Managing Mental Health in Adults; Child and Adolescent Mental Health

 


More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING VPS303 »

Learn how to support people who are grieving, angry or stressed

  • Improve your knowledge of stress, anger, and grief - support others or start your own business.
  • Course covers 10 modules covering grief, anger, stress, conflict management, counselling skills, life coaching, managing adult mental health, abnormal psychology and starting your own business.
  • Learn from our experienced tutors.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN GRIEF, LOSS, STRESS AND ANGER MANAGEMENT VPS302 »
Study Organisational Diploma and Learn more about making the workplace more effective and employers happier in their work.

Organisational psychology examines people at working and using a range a psychological disciplines, it advises how to 

  • optimally manage and utilise personnel
  • improve the functioning of organisations
  • ensure the maximum wellbeing of workers.

More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ORGANISATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY VPS020 »

Study Personal Energy Management - learn how to feel better and help others to feel better!

  • Learn to manage, conserve and optomize your energy.
  • Understand environmental and emotional elements which affect your energy levels.
  • Learn about nutrition and how and what we eat affects our energy levels.

This is a ten module course, which includes the modules - Personal Energy Management, Health and Wellbeing, Stress Management, Anger Management, Human Nutrition, Nutritional Therapy, Introduction to Psychology, and Human Biology.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN PERSONAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT VRE041 »

Study bereavement and grief counselling by distance learning.

  • Understand the stages of grief by studying grief counselling.
  • Learn more about the grieving process.
  • Essential studies for anyone who works/supports people who are grieving.
  • Study in your own home and at your own pace.

 




More info & enrolment: GRIEF COUNSELLING (BPS209) »

Study Industrial Psychology - learn the Principles of Psychology and how they can be useful in the workplace.

  • Learn how to get the best from your staff by learning about effective work place environments, motivation and more.
  • Get the best staff by understanding more about recruitment and management.
  • A course suitable for managers, recruitment staff, supervisors, owners of small businesses and anyone interested in industrial psychology.

 


More info & enrolment: INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS103 »

Start Your Journey into the fascinating study of the human mind with this course from ACS.

  • Learn more about the study of human and animal behaviour.
  • Understand what motivates people to do the things they do.
  • A great course to take simply for interest or to improve your knowledge of psychology for your job or career.
  • Study online and start at any time.

More info & enrolment: INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY BPS101 »
This course focusses on how to become a life coach. Do you want to be a life coach? 

  • Support people to change their lives!

  • Life coaching is a rewarding and fulfilling career.  This course will teach you how to help others. Support them to lose weight, be promoted, find a new career, resolve difficult problems. It will enable people in health, fitness, counselling, social work and other professions to help others set and achieve life goals.
  • Develop your skills in setting and achieving goals, not only for yourself but for those who seek your assistance.
  • ACS Distance Education is an organisational member of the Association For Coaching. Students on the course are eligible to join the association as student members.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: LIFE COACHING BPS305 »

Learn more about mental health conditions with this 100 hour course.  

  • Learn and understand the potential causes, nature, and treatment options to enable you to provide hope for the sufferers of mental health conditions.
  • With knowledge comes power - learning about this subject can help the development of strategies to effectively manage a range of mental health conditions.
  • This course is a valuable stand alone course, or can be studied in conjunction with other courses as a qualification course.
 

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: MANAGING MENTAL HEALTH IN ADULTS BPS216 »

Learn more about Marketing Psychology with this course!  Study in your own home and at your own pace.

This is a valuable course for anyone involved in marketing or who would like to be.  Learn more about the impact of psychology on marketing products and services with our highly experienced tutors.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: MARKETING PSYCHOLOGY BPS107 »

Cultural Awareness Course Studied by Distance Learning.

Learn more about:

  • cultural diversity,
  • discrimination,
  • prejudice,
  • racism,
  • self awareness,
  • counselling, and more with this multicultural awareness course.

 


More info & enrolment: MULTI CULTURAL AWARENESS - BPS303 »

Study how brain damage affects brain functioning and behaviour.

This course in neuropsychology helps students to discover relationships between the nervous system and the human experience. Understand the human brain and its role in normal functioning, and learn how different psychological disorders and types of brain damage can  affect a person's behaviour. 

This is a useful course for anyone working in or interested in areas related to health or psychology. 


More info & enrolment: NEUROPSYCHOLOGY - BPS306 »
Studying this course will give you an in depth knowledge of good practice in counselling.
 

If you work in counselling or are thinking of setting up your own professional practice, this is the course for you.  It will help you to develop your understanding of appropriate practices and procedures within the counselling profession. Students will also gain knowledge of the self, personality and emotions and their effect on the counselling process as well as being introduced to some of the most common disorders.  It also covers personal growth, psychometric testing, referral procedures and more ...

 

Pre-requisites: It is assumed anyone undertaking this course will already have a basic grounding in psychology and counselling, at least equivalent to the “Introduction to Psychology” course offered through this school.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN COUNSELLING BPS207 »

Study Professional Supervision and learn more about supervision skills in the counselling profession.

  • Learn about supervision, triads, supervision models and much more...
  • Improve your skills in supervising other professionals.
  • Develop your awareness of what to expect when undergoing supervision yourself.

More info & enrolment: PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION (BPS301) »

Specialise in Psychology with this course!

The Proficiency Award is a specialised qualification that enables YOU to choose the area of psychology you want to specialise in.
 
  • Choose the area of psychology you are interested in by studying three modules focussed on your area of interest.
  • Focus on Counselling or Child Psychology or Biopsychology or choose from our wide range of psychology modules.
  • Then complete a 200 hour industry project/workbased project to learn more.
  • Approval of course structure must be obtained before enrolling.

More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN PSYCHOLOGY VPS001 »

Study Psychological Assessment with this great course - learn why and when to use psychological assessment.

Psychological testing is used in education, recruitment, business, mental health, forensic psychology and more.

  • Learn more about the different types of tests, such as Wechsler Intelligence and Memory Scales, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory and much more...
  • Understand why and when psychological tests are used. Learn about the advantages and pitfalls of psychological testing.
  • Study in your own time, where you want to, and at your own pace.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT BPS308 »

Study Psychology and Counselling

  • Learn about abnormal psychology, counselling and stress.
  • Learn about stress, abnormal behaviour, individual behaviour, group behaviour, conflict resolution and much more.
  • Develop knowledge to accommodate and determine paths to resolve behaviours and conflicts.

 

 


More info & enrolment: PSYCHOLOGY & COUNSELLING BPS102 »

Learn about how drugs and other substances affect the brain and behaviour.

Study this course to increase your knowledge of the impact of drug use on both the individual and society in general.
 
Learn about illegal drug use, over the counter and prescription drug use, everyday drugs like alcohol, caffeine and nicotine, and much more.

Apply what you learn in this course to counselling and caring roles.

You can commence your studies whenever you are ready and to, and study at your own pace.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY (DRUGS & PSYCHOLOGY) BPS302 »

Learn about relationship counselling and improving communication in relationships in this distance learning course.

  • An essential course for anyone involved in relationship and communication breakdowns and difficulties.
  • This course will help you to understand the difficulties that can arise when relationships and communication breakdown.
  • Understand more about how communication problems can lead to relationship breakdown and destruction.

More info & enrolment: RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION COUNSELLING - BPS208 »

Psychology courses available to study in your own home and at your own pace.

Choose modules to suit you and your own interests.

Do you wish you could study psychology flexibly and learn more about what interests YOU?

Then this course could help. 

With the self-design certificate, you choose six 100 hour modules that focus on areas of psychology that you are interested in. If you are not quite sure what modules would suit you, you can also discuss your choices with a tutor and they can guide you through your options. 

 

More info & enrolment: SELF DESIGNED CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGY »

Study Social Psychology - understand more about how and why humans behave the way they do.

  • Learn about social cognition, understand schemas and social perception.
  • Study topics include conformity, compliance, attribution, cultural influences and much more.
  • A 100 hour course written and taught by professionals with real-world experience.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - BPS205 »

Understand the use of psychological techniques and principles in the sporting environment.

  • An essential course for anyone working in, or planning to work in, coaching, sporting leadership and other areas of sport.
  • Help athletes to give their best performance.
  • Help teams to work well together.
  • Learn essential coaching techniques.

 

 


More info & enrolment: SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY BPS106 »

Learn Stress Management - take a positive step towards helping yourself and others reduce their stress.

 

 

 


    • Learn more about effective stress management with this useful 100 hour course.
    • Improve your own stress levels and train to help others relieve their stress.
    • Find out what stress is and how it can affect our minds and body.

    More info & enrolment: STRESS MANAGEMENT VPS100 »