The Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Psychology is designed for post-16 learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning, and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the applied psychology sector.
This is the directed study page for Access to Health Professionals
In the Access Psychology we will be looking at three mental disorders, Depression, Eating Disorders and Schizophrenia. We will be looking at the symptoms of these disorders and the psychological explanations of the the causes of these disorders. Psychological explanations we will consider are the Behavioural approach, the Cognitive approach and the Psychodynamic approach. Each of these approaches has a different explanation as to why someone would develop one of these disorders. We will consider those explanations, we will compare those explanations and crucially we will consider the strengths and weaknesses of each explanation.