NPA Psychology SCQF level 5

NPA Psychology SCQF level 5

This National Progression Award (NPA) will develop knowledge and skills such as analysing, evaluating and applying knowledge in relation to psychological research, social behaviour and individual behaviour.

It covers areas such as:

  • planning and carrying out psychological research, using appropriate methods and according to ethical and scientific standards
  • the role of research evidence in explaining individual and social human behaviour
  • communication and numeracy skills used in psychology

This qualification is available through schools and colleges.

This NPA is designed to be flexible and can be delivered within one year or over two years.

Why study this qualification

The NPA in Psychology is designed for a wide range of learners, including:

  • learners who are at school or who have just left school
  • learners who are at college
  • mature learners who have been out of education for a long period of time
  • trainees preparing for employment
  • employees who want to develop their careers
  • learners involved in voluntary activities

You will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the following areas: 

  • research
  • ethics
  • how individuals behave
  • influences on behaviour

You will also develop important skills such as analysing, evaluating and applying.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the school, college or training provider. However, if you are thinking of entering the level 6 award it is recommended that you should first have completed training at level 5.

Employment and progression

You could use this level 5 award to progress to:

  • study at SCQF level 6
  • foundation apprenticeship

Qualification structure

Group award code: GR1L 45 (18 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Progression Award consists of 3 mandatory units (18 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory units include:

  • Psychology: Research (J2CY 75)
  • Psychology: Individual Behaviour (J2D1 75)
  • Psychology: Social Behaviour (J2D3 75)

See the group award specification (340 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GR1L 45 (18 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Progression Award consists of 3 mandatory units (18 SCQF credit points).

Mandatory units include:

  • Psychology: Research (J2CY 75)
  • Psychology: Individual Behaviour (J2D1 75)
  • Psychology: Social Behaviour (J2D3 75)

See the group award specification (340 KB) for the full list of mandatory and optional units.

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How to assess

Assessment will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments. See the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit and the judging the evidence tables within the unit assessment support packs.

Unit assessment support packs are available for this qualification and can be accessed from the secure site.

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