Derby City Council Logo

Introduction to Psychology

Course Title:

Introduction to Psychology

Course Number:

CGKR A50854

Venue:

Rycote Centre

Learning Area:

Health, Care

Level:

Level 2 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Kyriaki Tsimpouki

Start Date:

27 April 2018

End Date:

06 July 2018

Session Time(s):

Friday between 13:00 and 15:00

Total Sessions:

10

Total Hours:

20

Class Size:

Between 10 and 15 learners.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

This course is an introduction to the main aspects of the field, where learners will have the opportunity to understand the science of psychology and how psychologists measure mental function and behaviour. We will discuss perception and consciousness and the mysteries of sleep and dreams. Through child development, they will understand how the brain is ready for learning and pre-wired for language. Motivation, cognition and personality will be analysed through the prism of past and current psychological theories. We will attempt to take a look in the complex world of the brain and review the most common disorders and dysfunctions.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No

What does the course involve?

This couse involves a presentation of theories and studies of the main aspects and research areas of psychology and active learning activities, where possible.

Who is the course for?

Everyone who is interesting in learning more about the human mind and behaviour

What do I need to bring?

Pen and notebook.

Are there any additional costs?

• No

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects. You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Towards the end of each session you will use a DerbyLearn forum to record what you have done in class and comment on how you think you got on. Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback. This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor.

Can I have help in the class?

Yes, you can let us know if you have any special needs and require assistance.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

After the completion of this course, you can continue to a GCSE course in Psychology.

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • GCSE in Psychology

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:

meet enjoy learn achieve

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email pat.ward@derbyals.org You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Rycote Centre

Address:

Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF

Parking:

Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System

Refreshments:

Limited Facilities
Cafe
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

Enrol Now

You can enrol onto this course now using our online secure website. Enrol Now

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

Address:

Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 717930

Email:

enquiries@derbyals.org

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to enquiries@derbyals.org.

By Phone

To pay by credit/debit card or for more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 717900.

Fees

Category A Fee:

£96.00

Category B Fee:

£48.00

Category C Fee:

£86.40

You can also see more information on Fees & Reductions.

Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.


promo-careers-service

Quick Course Search

Search for courses by entering your preferences below.

Note: Not all available courses are shown on the website. Contact the Learner Helpline on 01332 717900 for more details about courses in your area.