St Davids College

Applied Psycology BTEC Level 3

Applied Psychology - BTEC Level 3

Exam Body

Pearson (BTEC Level 3)

Head of Department

Applied Psychology is for learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and aim to move on to higher education.

The qualification is the equivalent of one A-Level and can be combined with other Level 3 BTEC or A-level qualifications. No prior experience in the field is necessary however a level 4 in GCSE Maths and 5 in English are recommended.

The qualification provides the knowledge, understanding, and skills that will prepare students for further study or training. To complete the Extended Certificate learners will study four units, covering the following content areas:

Assessment is specifically designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification. It includes a range of assessment types and styles suited to vocational qualifications in the sector. There are three main forms of assessment that you need to be aware of: external, internal, and synoptic. The qualification carries a maximum of 56 UCAS points, equivalent to an A-Level, and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to admission requirements to many relevant applied psychology courses.

BTEC Level 3 Course Content

  • Unit 1 Applications of psychological approaches (External exam)
  • Unit 2 Conducting psychological research (Internally assessed)
  • Unit 4 Health psychology (External exam)
  • Unit 5 Criminal and forensic psychology (Internally assessed)
Sue Davies

Head of Department

Mrs. Sue Davies

Head of Department