Forensic Psychology Online Course

Forensic Psychology

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 7 units
  • 119.98 guided learning hours

Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology concerns the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour, including criminal investigation and profiling. Forensic psychologists work with prisoners, offenders, and victims of crime, as well as other professionals in the judicial and penal systems.

If you are interested in criminal behaviour and want to help offenders make positive changes, then this course is ideal for you.

About Our Forensic Psychology Course

This forensic psychology training course provides an overview of the use of psychological principles to understand the behaviour of criminals and the value of psychology in the detection of crime. The course covers different research methods and how they can help us research criminal behaviour, current theory in relation to the committing of offences, typical personal traits of offenders and how profiling can assist detection of crime, witness testimony and the behaviour of witnesses in the courtroom, and the use of forensic psychology in prevention of re-offending.

What Could I Do After Taking This Forensic Psychology Course?

Build your career. If you wish to build your career in forensic psychology, you could continue your training and education in psychology, psychotherapy, and other related subjects that are essential to this field.

Obtain a degree. To work as a forensic psychologist, you’ll need a HCPC approved psychology degree. This course is not approved by the HCPC.

Work as a psychological assistant. If you’ve already earned 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, and have an understanding of IT and statistics, you could apply for a position as a psychological assistant, then use this experience as a step toward becoming a fully qualified psychologist.

Forensic psychologists earn an average of £40,000+*/year.

*Source: Payscale.com, March 2013.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

History of development of Forensic Psychology

 

Unit 2 Research Methods in Forensic Psychology

Research Design and Methodology

Critical evaluation of psychological research

 

Unit 3 Theories of offending

Introduction to theories of offending

Theories of sexual offending

Theories of violent offending

Theories of fire-setting behaviour

 

Unit 4 Personal Attributes of Offenders

Personal characteristics of offenders

Personality disordered offenders

Psychopathic offenders

Mental Illness and offending

 

Unit 5 Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations – Offender Profiling

An Introduction to Offender Profiling

Approaches to Offender Profiling

The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling

 

Unit 6 Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom

Eye-witness testimony

Expert Witness testimony

Attitudes towards victims

 

Unit 7 Forensic Psychology in Practice

‘What works’ literature in reducing re-offending

Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending

Incident management (Crisis Negotiation)

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

Forensic Psychology

Forensic psychology concerns the assessment and treatment of criminal behaviour, including criminal investigation and profiling. Forensic psychologists work with prisoners, offenders, and victims of crime, as well as other professionals in the judicial and penal systems.

If you are interested in criminal behaviour and want to help offenders make positive changes, then this course is ideal for you.

About Our Forensic Psychology Course

This forensic psychology training course provides an overview of the use of psychological principles to understand the behaviour of criminals and the value of psychology in the detection of crime. The course covers different research methods and how they can help us research criminal behaviour, current theory in relation to the committing of offences, typical personal traits of offenders and how profiling can assist detection of crime, witness testimony and the behaviour of witnesses in the courtroom, and the use of forensic psychology in prevention of re-offending.

What Could I Do After Taking This Forensic Psychology Course?

Build your career. If you wish to build your career in forensic psychology, you could continue your training and education in psychology, psychotherapy, and other related subjects that are essential to this field.

Obtain a degree. To work as a forensic psychologist, you’ll need a HCPC approved psychology degree. This course is not approved by the HCPC.

Work as a psychological assistant. If you’ve already earned 5 GCSEs, including maths and English, and have an understanding of IT and statistics, you could apply for a position as a psychological assistant, then use this experience as a step toward becoming a fully qualified psychologist.

Forensic psychologists earn an average of £40,000+*/year.

*Source: Payscale.com, March 2013.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 3 Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

History of development of Forensic Psychology

 

Unit 2 Research Methods in Forensic Psychology

Research Design and Methodology

Critical evaluation of psychological research

 

Unit 3 Theories of offending

Introduction to theories of offending

Theories of sexual offending

Theories of violent offending

Theories of fire-setting behaviour

 

Unit 4 Personal Attributes of Offenders

Personal characteristics of offenders

Personality disordered offenders

Psychopathic offenders

Mental Illness and offending

 

Unit 5 Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations – Offender Profiling

An Introduction to Offender Profiling

Approaches to Offender Profiling

The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling

 

Unit 6 Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom

Eye-witness testimony

Expert Witness testimony

Attitudes towards victims

 

Unit 7 Forensic Psychology in Practice

‘What works’ literature in reducing re-offending

Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending

Incident management (Crisis Negotiation)

 

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

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