Educational Psychology (Level 3)


Course Code EDSHHSCPC17

Course Overview

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 in Educational Psychology. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Educational Psychology is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Educational Psychology course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of psychology as applied to education and learning.


Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the theories and applications of the learning process
  • Principles of assessing educational performance
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the individual differences in educational performance
  • Understand the nature of special education needs
  • Describe a range of teaching & learning styles
  • Understand factors which determine student motivation
  • Describe the effect of and strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour
  • Design the Layout of Educational Environments to maximise learning potential


What Could I Do After Taking This Educational Psychology Course?

With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you can go on to become a Psychologist. Psychologists study people's behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings, and help them overcome or control their problems. They use their understanding of psychological theory, together with counselling and other forms of therapy, to help people avoid, overcome or control their problems. They may be referred to by their specialism (listed below) or as a Chartered or practitioner psychologist. As a psychologist you would typically specialise in a particular area such as educational psychology, or clinical psychology.

If you would enjoy helping people with psychological difficulties and have excellent communication and listening skills, this could be an ideal job for you.

Assistant psychologists can earn around £15,000 to £23,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to between £30,000 and £40,000 a year. *
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.

On completion of the Level 3 in Educational Psychology course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:




Course Features

Your Educational Psychology (Level 3) Course:

    This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of psychology as applied to education and learning.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the Educational Psychology (Level 3) course is: 90 Hours

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Key Topics

The Level 3 in Educational Psychology course is divided into eight comprehensive units:

  • The Learning Process
  • Assessing Educational Performance
  • Individual Differences in Educational Performance
  • Students with Special Educational Needs
  • Learning and Teaching Styles
  • Student Motivation
  • Disruptive Behaviour
  • Design and Layout of Educational Environments

This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following ABC Awards guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by ABC Awards, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Educational Psychology and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Home Study Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

Home Study Resources

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.

This Level 3 in Educational Psychology pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.


Level 3 Educational Psychology Award

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that this learning programme by Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.

We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification. but the unit summary may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills (Recognition of Prior Learning) if you wish to progress towards regulated qualifications in the future.

This course has been designed to meet specific learner or employer requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met.  A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

Possible Career Path

Psychologists study people's behaviour, motivations, thoughts and feelings. They use their understanding of psychological theory, together with counselling and other forms of therapy, to help people avoid, overcome or control their problems. They may be referred to by their specialism (listed below) or as aChartered or practitioner psychologist. As a psychologist you would typically specialise in one of the following areas: educational psychology - helping children and young people to overcome difficulties and promote their educational and psychological development occupational psychology (sometimes referred to as organisational psychology) - helping businesses improve their performance and increase employees' job satisfaction health psychology - promoting healthy attitudes and behaviour, and helping patients and their families to cope with illness counselling psychology - helping people resolve their problems and make decisions, particularly at stressful times in their lives neuropsychology - helping patients with brain injuries and neuropsychological diseases to recover or improve their quality of life forensic or criminological psychology - using psychological theory to help investigate crimes, rehabilitate offenders and support prison staff (see the Forensic Psychologist job profile) clinical psychology - see the Clinical Psychologist job profile sports psychology - see the Sport and Exercise Psychologist profile. Some areas of psychology have no direct training route. For example, to become a 'child psychologist' you might first train as a clinical or counselling psychologist and then specialise in working with children. Or you could train in educational psychology and work with children in education.

Find out more about the Job Role for Psychologist .

What's Included

Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Educational Psychology home study course and earn your award:

  • Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
  • Completion Certificate
  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • One year educational support by e-mail.

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We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:

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  • 2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company

  • 3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)

    For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.

    Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.

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Further Information
Award Level: Level 3 Award

Awarding Body: ABC Awards (

Format: Paper

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Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above

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This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.


Step One: It's simple - all you need to do now is choose whether you want to pay in instalments or in full and then click on the relevant enrolment button at the top of this page.

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Professional Membership

About ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.


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Course Outline

How is the course structured?

The  Level 3 in Educational Psychology course is divided into eight comprehensive units:

Unit 1
The Learning Process
- Behaviourist applications to learning
- Cognitive applications to learning
- Humanistic approach to learning

Unit 2
Assessing Educational Performance
- Types and limitations of psychometric testing
- Measuring Intelligence
- Types of performance assessment at different ages
- Implications of assessment and categorisation

Unit 3
Individual Differences in Educational Performance 
- Gender differences
- Cultural differences
- Explanation for the differences
- Strategies for improving educational performance

Unit 4
Students with Special Educational Needs
- What are special educational needs?
- Assessment of SEN
- Specific difficulties
- Strategies for teaching students with difficulties

Unit 5
Learning and Teaching Styles
- Definitions, theories and measurement of learning and teaching styles
- Individual differences
- Improving learning effectiveness

Unit 6
Student Motivation 
- Definitions
- Types and Theories - Physiological, Cognitive, Humanistic
- Attribution theory
- Learned helplessness

Unit 7
Disruptive Behaviour
- The definition and types of disruptive behaviour
- Effects of disruptive behaviour
- Strategies for dealing with disruptive behaviour

Unit 8
Design and Layout of Educational Environments
- Physical features of the classroom environment
- Effects of physical features on performance and feelings
- Creating better environmental conditions for learning

Course Fees

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Educational Psychology home study course is £368.75, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £295 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £73.75 and then 4 equal payments of £73.75 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

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With paper based study we post out the course materials to you. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

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Award Level Level 3 Award
Format Paper
Study Time 90 Hours
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