Introduction to Psychology and Understanding Mental Health

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The course is designed for individuals who either want to gain skills and knowledge to work in the care sector or for individuals who wish to progress further in their studies in Health and Social care or Psychology and Mental Health. All the units you will study have been carefully chosen to maximise the opportunity to develop both your knowledge and skills in this subject area.



This course has no formal entry requirements. It is designed for anyone who has a genuine interest in Health and Social Care or Psychology and Mental Health.


The programme will explore a number of key areas with regard to Psychology and various aspects of mental health and wellbeing.

Subjects will include:

  • Coping strategies and building resilience
  • Understanding mental health issues
  • Human Development and Behaviour
  • Communication
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: