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The Certificate in Cognitive Psychology will provide you with an introduction to the most active area of modern psychology: Cognitive Psychology. You will explore how the ‘science of the mind’ developed, and learn about the modern tools that it employs, from well controlled behavioural experiments, to the neuropsychological study of patients.

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Teaching & Assessment

How will I be taught and assessed?

The content, activities and interaction for each of the three units will be taught remotely using video-based teaching platforms and an online course Virtual Learning Environment. You will have access to resources, discussion forums, and course tasks within ICE's Virtual Learning Environment. Teaching methods will include lectures, presentations by guest speakers and facilitators, interactive and experiential learning activities, reading and assignments to be completed by participants outside classroom sessions and online discussion forums.

All students are expected to take an active part in the course and submit work showing evidence of learning. Your learning will be enhanced by:

  • engaging with scheduled teaching sessions; 
  • participating in class activities and discussion;
  • undertaking reading and assignments set by the tutor;
  • accessing resources and submitting assignments through the VLE.

Course Timeline

  • Course (Unit 1) Start Date: Friday 16th October
  • Unit 1 submission deadline: Wednesday 6th January 2021
  • Unit 2 start date: Week commencing January 4th 2021
  • Unit 2 submission deadline: Wednesday 31st March 2021
  • Unit 3 start date: Week commencing 5th April 2021

Unit 3 submission deadline: Friday 4th June 2021

Assessment

During the course you will submit a series of assignments (1,300-3,000 words), further details of which are given in the course guide. 

You will need to set aside time for independent study. Credit is generally calculated in terms of hours of study and assumes that each credit is awarded for around 10 hours of successful learning; so, by this calculation, a 60-credit course will involve around 600 hours of successful study. Examples of how study may be broken down are: pre-class preparation, virtual classroom time (lectures, seminars, discussion, presentations, debates, case-studies etc.); engagement with the VLE; peer-to-peer interaction, preparations for assignments, assignment writing and feedback and so on.

What is the status of this qualification?

The course is taught and awarded at first-year undergraduate level (FHEQ 4) and offers 60 credits within the Higher Education Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS). This is equivalent to half of the first year of full-time undergraduate study.

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Course dates

16 Oct 2020 to 04 Jun 2021

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

14 Sep 2020

Course fee

£2,750

Course director

Venue

Virtual Classroom
(via Zoom or equivalent)

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at FHEQ4

Course code

2021CCB251