Higher National Diploma (NQF LEVEL 5)

Overview

The EdHat HND Level 5 in Psychology is designed to provide opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in organisation or workplace with academic prospects. This course is strategically designed to provide progression into employment on achieving the EdHat HND Level 5 in psychology award or following further study to degree level.

Entry Requirements

Programmes of EdHat Higher National Diploma are designed particularly for those students who have recently been in education with an entry profile as follows:

  • Relevant NQF Level 3 qualifications or An access to Higher Education certificate awarded by an approved Further Education institution or equivalent.
  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) which gives recognition to knowledge and skills developed through different types of experience, such as work and voluntary activities. Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience.

Assessment

Level of Assessment Type of Assessment Weightage Purpose of Assessment
Module Level On-Line Examinations
Theoretical aspects of the module
Assignment
Practical Implementation aspects of the Module
Programme Level Final Project or Industrial Training
Ensure the student meets the Programme Objectives

Units

Unit ID Unit Name Unit category Credits
GCU 0101 Organisation and Behaviour General Core Unit 10
GCU 0102 End User Applications General Core Unit 10
GCU 0103 Computer Platforms General Core Unit 10
LCS 0101 Personal Skills Development Language & Communication Skills 10
LCS 0102 English for Academic Purposes – Level I Language & Communication Skills 0
SPA 0105 History of Psychology Specialised Elective Unit: Pool A 10
SPA 0106 Introduction to Psychology Specialised Elective Unit: Pool A 10
Unit ID Unit Name Unit category Credits
LCS 0201 English for Academic Purposes – Level II Language and Communication Skills 0
SPC 0206 Social Psychology General Core Unit 10
SPC 0207 Cognitive Psychology I General Core Unit 10
SPC 0208 General Psychology General Core Unit 10
SPC 0209 Biological Foundation of Psychology General Core Unit 10
SPC 0210 Educational Psychology Specialised Elective Unit: Pool B 10
SPC 0211 Child Psychology Specialised Elective Unit: Pool B 10
SPC 0212 Cultural and Personality Development Specialised Elective Unit: Pool B 10
Unit ID Unit Name Unit category Credits
LCS 0301 English for Academic Purposes – Level III Language and Communication Skills 0
RED 0201 Research Methods Language and Communication Skills 10
SPC 0306 Applied Psychology I Specialised Core Unit 0
SPC 0307 Cognitive Psychology II Specialised Core Unit 10
SPC 0308 Organisational Psychology Specialised Core Unit 10
SPC 0309 Test and Measurements I Specialised Core Unit 10
SPC 0310 Abnormal Psychology Specialised Core Unit 10
Unit ID Unit Name Unit category Credits
PJI 0401 Psychology Project or Industrial Experience Project or Industrial Experience 20
SPC 0405 Counselling Psychology Specialised Core 10
SPC 0406 Applied Psychology II Specialised Core 10
SPC 0407 Development Psychology Specialised Core 10
SPC 0408 Test and Measurements II Specialised Core 10
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