Online Course in Psychology

Best Online Courses in Psychology 2017

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For professional development, to prepare for a career change, to gain new qualifications or enhance existing ones, online courses in Psychology are an opportunity to obtain key knowledge and skills from your home office. Whether dealing with the practical aspects of business psychology, the clinical side of psychiatric care or the theoretical aspects of the discipline, there are several relevant online courses in Psychology.

Universities and academic institutions offering online courses in Psychology employ the latest technological advancements in e-learning methodologies along with expert faculty and a strategically developed curriculum. Online courses in Psychology topics last anywhere from a few days to a year and the university or school may present a certificate or diploma to successful graduates. Credits from online courses in Psychology may also be accepted by schools toward degree programs such as a Bachelors or Masters.

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Safeguarding Children - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Everyone, regardless of their age, gender, religion, ethnicity or background has the right to ahealthy, happy life. Safeguarding is about minimising and managing the risks to vulnerable individuals. This course, ‘Safeguarding Children’, is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with children in their chosen profession. [+]

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Everyone, regardless of their age, gender, religion, ethnicity or background has the right to ahealthy, happy life. Safeguarding is about minimising and managing the risks to vulnerable individuals. This course, ‘Safeguarding Children’, is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with children in their chosen profession. Although most children are brought up in loving, nurturing environments and grow up to lead happy lives, the subject has to be discussed in order to better protect those children that need it most. During this course you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to children, the types of abuse suffered, how to recognise the signs of abuse and key safeguarding legislations put in place to minimise the abuse of children. Once you are able to recognise the signs of possible abuse, and know the steps you should take if you suspect it you will be better able to protect the children in your care. What you will Learn / Course Modules Introduction to Safeguarding Children Types of Abuse, who may carry it out and why children may not tell How to Recognise the Signs of Abuse What to do if you suspect a child is being abused Safeguarding Legislation [-]

Safeguarding Adults - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. This includes, but isn’t limited to, those that work in domiciliary care, the NHS, community centres, prisons or with a family member at home, and sets out the roles and responsibilities everyone must undertake to protect an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. [+]

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This course is aimed at anyone who has a duty of care for, or comes into contact with, adults in need of care and support, either as a paid professional or a volunteer. This includes, but isn’t limited to, those that work in domiciliary care, the NHS, community centres, prisons or with a family member at home, and sets out the roles and responsibilities everyone must undertake to protect an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. You and the organisation you work for must take appropriate and proportional measures necessary for the protection of adults in your care, while still ensuring they are supported and empowered to have control over how they want to live their lives and this course can bring you one step closer to being able to do this. This means that whatever the circumstance, you and the organisation you work for must take appropriate and proportional measures necessary for the protection of adults in your care, while still ensuring they are supported and empowered to have control over how they want to live their lives. During this course you will hear many facts, figures and details surrounding the risk to adults in need of care and support, the types of abuse suffered and key safeguarding legislation put in place to minimise the abuse of adults with care and support needs. By the end of this course, you will have learned a better understanding of safeguarding principles and be able to apply them to your role. This includes being able to define the key terminology in relation to safeguarding; identify the principle laws that relate to safeguarding and why they have been put in place to minimise abuse; recognise and respond to the ten types of abuse suffered by vulnerable adults; identify and report concerns of abuse or neglect; describe your role, responsibilities and boundaries; ensure people are supported and encouraged to make their own decisions and give informed consent, and finally manage the environment to minimise the risk of abuse. What you will Learn / Course Modules Introduction and Definitions Types of Abuse and the Rights of Vulnerable Adults How to Recognise the Signs of Abuse What to do if you suspect a child is being abused Safeguarding Legislation [-]

Understanding Care - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course will define social care and talk about why people choose it as a career and what its goals and objectives are. It will also cover job descriptions, person centred care, understanding code of practices and the basics of government legislation. Finally it will touch on dealing with conflicts at work. [+]

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Social care is the provision of social work, personal care, protection or social support services to children or adults in need, or at risk, or adults with needs arising from illness, disability, old age or poverty. Choosing a job in health and social care means you want to make a difference to other people's lives by supporting and caring for them, so they can thrive and their quality of life is enhanced. To work in a professional manner and provide the best quality of care, you need to know the duties, responsibilities and boundaries of your job. This course will define social care and talk about why people choose it as a career and what its goals and objectives are. It will also cover job descriptions, person centred care, understanding code of practices and the basics of government legislation. Finally it will touch on dealing with conflicts at work. What you will Learn / Course Modules The Course Structure Understanding social care Relationships Agreed ways of working Keeping up-to-date Working in partnership Resolving conflicts [-]

Dementia Awareness - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 1 hour Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia. [+]

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Dementia is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Dementia is a chronic progressive problem of cognition - which is failure of the brain’s functions. IT affects people at different stages of life, it affects different parts of the brain and it affects it at different speeds. This course is intended to give you an overview of the common types and symptoms of dementia as well as going into how it can affect the brain in different ways. It also covers strategies to use with clients with dementia and dealing with challenging behaviour. The course is intended for anyone who works with or around people that may be suffering with dementia. What you will Learn / Course Modules What Is Dementia? The Brain Types of Dementia Strategies to Use with Clients with Dementia, andDealing with Challenging Behaviour [-]

Working at Height - Certified

New Skills Academy
Online Part time 2 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height. The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches. [+]

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This course is aimed at anyone who undertakes work at height, or who employs people who regularly work at height. The term work at height applies to a wide range of situations ranging from the obvious ones like working on platforms, ladders, scaffolds or stages to working alongside deep trenches. This is because the crucial thing to understand about work at height is that it’s not how far you climb, but how far you can fall. ‘Falls’ doesn’t just mean people falling from heights. If materials or equipment fall, that will obviously present an equally dangerous hazard to anyone below. All working at height situations are covered by health and safety legislation. Chief among these is the Work at Height Regulations 2005. These regulations confer legal duties on employers and employees to assess, control and minimise risks and hazards from work at height. This course covers topics including the dangers of working at height, the regulations, the hierarchy of controls, assessing risk and much more. It’s vital to understand all this because as I’m sure you’ll know, working at height can be extremely dangerous. Duration: 105 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions). What you will Learn Introducing Work at Height The Dangers of Work at Height The Work at Height Regulations Summary of Duty Holder's Responsibilities Employer's Responsibilities The Hierarchy of Control Avoiding Work at Height Wherever Possible Prevent Risk of Falls Minimise Consequences The Risk Assessment [-]

NEBOSH International General Certificate

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Prepare to take the official examination to become recognised globally as a health and safety professional in international practices with this International General Certificate from the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH). [+]

What are the objectives of this course? Start by gaining a good grounding in the management of international health and safety (IGC1) – foundations and health and safety management systems Progress to learning about the control of international workplace hazards (GC2) – workplace hazards, transport hazards and risk control, musculoskeletal hazards and risk control, work equipment hazards, electrical safety, fire safety, chemical and biological health hazards and physical and psychological hazards. Complete your skillset by covering international health and safety practical application (GC3). Who is it intended for? Anyone who is looking to take their health and safety know-how to an international level. Requirements There are no official prerequisites for this course but we recommend you have a basic understanding of NLP concepts. What marks this course apart? People who hold the NEBOSH International General Certificate can combine it with health and safety qualifications in different areas (such as oil and gas, fire etc.). People with this certificate usually function in roles such as Health and Safety Officer, Health and Safety Manager and Health and Safety Co-ordinator. What happens after requesting information? Once you have enquired you will be contacted by one of our specialist careers advisors who will be able to provide you with any further information you require. [-]

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - Level 4 Practitioner

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Learn powerful, advanced behavioural modification techniques for rapid and effective results with this Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) – Level 4 Practitioner course. [+]

Top Online Courses in Psychology. What are the objectives of this course? This course is delivered by one of two Master NLP Practitioners in Europe, David Key, and it will help you to come up with solutions in your life to a wide range of complex problems and situations. Introduction to NLP Presuppositions of NLP Conscious and Unconscious Mind Sensory Acuity & Rapport Representational Systems & Eye Accessing Cues SMART Goal Setting NLP Present Goal Setting Temporal Interpolation Practicing Interpolation Copying and Pasting Keyframes Creating a Loop & Changing the Animation Speed Advanced Anchoring Emotional Freedom with Anchoring Intro to Neurolinguistics & Chunking Who is it intended for? Anyone looking to understand the advanced techniques used in NLP to help facilitate a change in behaviour in any walk of life, whether it be work, personal or for friends and family. Requirements There are no official prerequisites for this course but we recommend you have a basic understanding of NLP techniques. What marks this course apart? With this NLP Level 4 Practitioner course you will be able to give people the help they’re looking for and hone your skills in a practical way to accumulate experience. NLP is also something you can input into any job and any aspect of your life. What happens after requesting information? Once you have enquired you will be contacted by one of our specialist careers advisors who will be able to provide you with any further information you require. [-]

Course in Professional Nanny

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

ICI’s professional nanny course provides all information and training you need to gain employment in this fast-growing industry. Take the following units and start a personally-fulfilling and professionally-rewarding job. [+]

Certificate | Diploma | Advanced Diploma Course Outline: What You Will Cover ICI’s professional nanny course provides all information and training you need to gain employment in this fast-growing industry. Take the following units and start a personally-fulfilling and professionally-rewarding job. Unit Description Physical and Emotional Needs Understanding physical needs and providing physical care Child psychology and responding to emotional needs Establishing an environment to help kids become independent Safety Identifying children who are at risk of abuse and harm Responding and reporting incidents of child abuse or harm Travelling with children Health Ensuring children’s health and safety Keeping a clean and hygienic environment Administering first aid and medication Nutrition Knowing the basics of childhood nutrition Planning nutritious menus and encouraging healthy eating Preparing food safely Development Support the children’s physical, social, emotional and psychological development Support the children’s language, creative & cognitive development Support and facilitate children’s play and learning Child Information Gathering information through observation and secondary sources Recording of observation of needs and interests Using information and observation to understand the child and contribute to program planning Career Prospects Do you love being with children? Playing with them and enjoying fun activities together? Then this career could be a calling for you instead of a job. Fortunately, it’s also one where opportunities are excellent. In fact, in the last five years, employment increased at an incredible rate and this is expected to grow even more. Aside from local employment, qualified nannies are also welcome in countries like USA, UK and France so if you are looking for international work opportunities, this is a good field to start. As a nanny, you must have a genuine love for children, possess good communication and organizational skills, can work without the need for supervision, and has the patience and maturity for these responsibilities: Caring for infants and young kids (Feed, wash and dress them) Maintaining or developing approved routines Keeping children safe from hazards and dangers Taking kids to school and other activities Planning and preparing nutritious meals Planning and supervising outings, activities and creative play [-]

Course in Life Coaching

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

ICI’s life coaching course gives you the opportunity to guide people on their search for personal satisfaction and/or professional growth. Life coaching careers are very fulfilling because a competent life coach becomes a part of other people’s improvement as a person and as a career-driven individual. [+]

Top Online Courses in Psychology. ICI’s life coaching course gives you the opportunity to guide people on their search for personal satisfaction and/or professional growth. Life coaching careers are very fulfilling because a competent life coach becomes a part of other people’s improvement as a person and as a career-driven individual. This career choice is very exciting, too, as it offers tons of opportunities to establish new relationships and at the same time benefit from its flexibility and earning potentials. Course Outline Introduction to life coaching Individual perception Lifestyle organization The coaching processes Coaching skills Coaching delivery Coaching and psychology Meeting coaching objectives Objectives and planning Review and adjustment Career Prospects Aside from being employed by a particular company, life coaches can be self-employed and offer life coaching services to individuals. Many life coaches today offer coaching service through online means while others still meet with clients face to face. They bring out the best in a person by enabling them to reflect and find answers on their own. The demand for life coaches is increasing rapidly because of today’s demanding lifestyles and careers. In fact, the International Coaching Federation (ICF) predicts that it will become more popular in the coming years. However, the field is still lacking in qualified professionals so if you wish to join this exciting industry, now is the best time to take ICI’s life coaching course. [-]

Course in Biblical Studies & Christian Ministry

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Getting in touch with our spirituality, beliefs, and inner faith is important for many of us. Some even go to the extent of sharing these to others. More than being a job or hobby, they treat is as their calling. [+]

Getting in touch with our spirituality, beliefs, and inner faith is important for many of us. Some even go to the extent of sharing these to others. More than being a job or hobby, they treat is as their calling. If your desire in life includes leading other people to find and nurture their spiritual needs, take ICI’s biblical studies & Christian ministry course. Our course will help you gain better understanding of the Scriptures and Christian faith as well as guide you if your goal is to become a teacher, spiritual leader, or educator. Course Outline Old Testament Studies New Testament Studies Theological Studies History of the Christian Church Major Religions of the World Christian Ministry Pastoral Care and Counselling Career Prospects While most students who took ICI Biblical Studies & Christian Ministry course merely wanted to have a better understanding of Christian religion and faith, there are actually roles you can take that allow you to spread the Good News while being compensated financially. These are: Pastor / Priesthood Preacher Theologian Teacher Chaplain Writer / Editor Counsellor Missionary Evangelist Non-profit and charity organizations [-]

Course in Teachers Aid

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Many people find satisfaction in being a part of an individual’s growth. As a teacher’s aide, you can experience this while enjoying an exciting and fun-filled career. Although this profession does come with challenges, becoming a teacher’s aide can be very fulfilling. [+]

Top Online Courses in Psychology. Many people find satisfaction in being a part of an individual’s growth. As a teacher’s aide, you can experience this while enjoying an exciting and fun-filled career. Although this profession does come with challenges, becoming a teacher’s aide can be very fulfilling. Just enter the field prepared by completing a teacher’s aide course from ICI and you will surely find success and stability in this career. Course Outline Educational psychology Office practices Classroom delivery Skills Course writing and development Careers counselling Counselling and psychology Career Prospects A teacher's aide, also referred to as teacher assistant or integration aide, renders support to preschool, elementary, and high school teachers. They can solely assist in clerical and administrative tasks, work closely with students, or perform both as needed. Specific duties include: Clerical work Supervising lunch / recess Reviewing lessons Providing individual attention Preparing equipment Computer support Recording grades etc. Qualified teacher’s aides can seek employment in various academic institutions as well as in community centres, after-school programs, and child care facilities. If this career appeals to you, don’t hesitate to enrol in ICI’s teachers aid course. [-]

NEBOSH National General Certificate

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Be able to create a safe working environment with the guidelines set by the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) with this National General Certificate. [+]

What are the objectives of this course? Study the course content to gain a comprehensive new skillset, as well as the skills to pass the examination. Comprehensively cover the management of health and safety (NGC1) Learn everything you need to know about controlling workplace hazards (GC2) Health and Safety Practical Application (GC3) Who is it intended for? This course is for anyone who needs an industry recognised health and safety certification. Requirements There are no official prerequisites for this course but we recommend you have a basic understanding of NLP techniques. What marks this course apart? People who hold the NEBOSH National General Certificate usually function in roles such as Health & Safety Manager, Health and Safety Officer and Health and Safety Administrator. What happens after requesting information? Once you have enquired you will be contacted by one of our specialist careers advisors who will be able to provide you with any further information you require. [-]

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) - Level 3 Diploma

E-Careers
Online Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Develop your expertise of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to a higher level with this NLP Level 3 Diploma. [+]

Top Online Courses in Psychology. What are the objectives of this course? This course will run you through more advanced techniques used in NLP, a concept which has been found to be helpful in virtually every aspect of life, from quitting an unwanted habit to becoming more persuasive. Discover how to eradicate a phobia or fear. Find out how to improve your understanding of body language and learn the myths that have a negative effect. How your thinking can cause you challenges and how you can change your thinking. Learning GOAL achievement strategies used by successful people and how these models could be the difference to you and the people you care about. Recognise and use powerful language patterns to empower yourself and others. Become more persuasive and influential. Manage stress. Boost your confidence. Five pillars of success. Who is it intended for? Anyone who is looking to gain an advanced level of knowledge in the practice of NLP. Requirements There are no official prerequisites for this course but we recommend you have a basic understanding of NLP concepts. What marks this course apart? With this Level 3 Intermediate NLP course you will be able to study further into the world of neurolinguistics with our advanced training programmes. NLP is also something you can input into any job and any aspect of your life. What happens after requesting information? Once you have enquired you will be contacted by one of our specialist careers advisors who will be able to provide you with any further information you require. [-]

Executive Diploma in Private Investigation

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

Our comprehensive Private Investigator curriculum is all you need to start a practice in this exciting industry. We put in information that normally takes years to gain. Successful private investigators also share tricks of the trade in this all-inclusive course. [+]

Course Outline: What You Will Cover Our comprehensive Private Investigator curriculum is all you need to start a practice in this exciting industry. We put in information that normally takes years to gain. Successful private investigators also share tricks of the trade in this all-inclusive course. Course Units Using Criminal Psychology to Understand Crimes Tracking down/Locating People and Tracing Missing Persons Launching an Investigation Getting Results through Surveillance, Examination and Expert Consultation Matrimonial and Domestic Cases Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance Espionage: Commercial Espionage and Counter-Espionage Taking and Reporting Statement Statement Taking and Reporting Investigating Fraud and Other Cases Public Record Search Setting up a Private Investigation Business Career Prospects Various areas of operation require the expertise of private investigators. Some of these are addiction, fraud, theft, missing persons, employee screening, asset tracing, insurance issues, identity verification, intellectual property concerns, harassment, stalking and even a subject popularized by media: cheating spouse. Private investigators typically work for private citizens, government departments and businesses such as financial institutions, insurance companies, solicitors and councils and its licensing and regulation differ by country, state or territory. Although your location may not specify a training requirement, training is necessary to attain skills that are indispensable when conducting investigation and when seeking employment or setting up your own agency. Your location dictates the licensing requirements before you can be employed as a private investigator or practice for a fee. A “Cert III” is necessary in QLD, NSW, WA, SA, Tasmania and Victoria but there is no training requirement set in the Northern Territory and ACT just like in the U.K. In the U.S. very few states require education qualifications. Note that the ICI Private Investigation course is not designed to satisfy licensing requirement of a specific country or area but it contributes in achieving pertinent skills. Our course is designed for individuals with interest in the techniques and methodologies used in the practice so they can perform their own personal investigations instead of having to hire a private investigator. Likewise, the course imparts valuable skills to professionals (such as auditors, customs staff, counselors, journalists, debt collectors etc) who find private investigation skills useful in their careers. The ICI Private Investigation course is advantageous to people who are employed or wish to be employed in such professions because it showcases additional set of skills that are important in those jobs. It will make you stand out from the competition. [-]

Course in Criminal Psychology

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

ICI’s criminal psychology course is your first step in attaining a career that can only be paralleled by very few professions in terms of being unique and intriguing. If you have the desire to understand the behaviour of offenders so you can be of help to the society and the victims, then consider our criminal psychology curriculum and learn from the experts in this field. [+]

Top Online Courses in Psychology. ICI’s criminal psychology course is your first step in attaining a career that can only be paralleled by very few professions in terms of being unique and intriguing. If you have the desire to understand the behaviour of offenders so you can be of help to the society and the victims, then consider our criminal psychology curriculum and learn from the experts in this field. Course Outline Introduction to Criminal Psychology Psychological approaches to understanding crime Psychology and understanding serious crimes Mental disorder and crime Gender and Crime Youth and Crime Psychology and the Police Psychology in the Courtroom Psychology and Crime Prevention Career Prospects Criminal psychology is constantly gaining popularity. Thanks to numerous TV shows and movies that depict the enticing world of crime busting, people are beginning to understand what the profession entails. Once you complete the course, you can apply your skills in determining a criminal’s intention and reaction. You can also assist in profiling and in rendering second opinions in witness interrogations and case studies. You will play a significant role in hunting down offenders and in legal proceedings. Achieve a successful career in criminal psychology and enjoy an exciting and lucrative profession. Many employment opportunities await qualified criminal psychologists. With your ICI criminal psychology diploma or certification, you can be hired by a public or private organisation or join related disciplines like: Probation/Rehabilitation Forensics Welfare officers Youth workers Counsellors Psychologists Support workers Advocates Legal research / paralegal [-]