Educational Psychology

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Educational Psychology to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Because the beginnings of serious emotional problems often appear in the early years, many elementary schools employ psychologists whose training combines courses in child development, education and clinical psychology to work with individual children to evaluate learning and emotional problems. In consultation with parents and teachers they plan ways of helping the child both in the classroom and the home.


  • Lesson One
    • Learning
      • Associative Learning
      • Classical Conditioning
      • Operant Conditioning
      • Respondent and Operant Behaviour
      • Reinforcement
  • Lesson Two
    • Cognitive Processes
      • Insight
      • Latent learning
      • Mixture Theory
    • Individualised Learning
      • School Learning
      • The Instructional Programme
  • Lesson Three
    • Memory
      • Three Stages of Memory
      • Two Types of Memory
    • Short-Term Memory
      • Encoding
      • Storage (Capacity)
      • Storage (Chunks)
      • Retrieval
      • Short-Term Memory and Thought
  • Lesson Four
    • Long-Term Memory
      • Encoding
      • Storage and Retrieval
      • Organisation and Context
      • State-Dependent Learning
      • Interference
      • Emotional Factors in Forgetting
      • Improving Memory
  • Lesson Five
    • Language
      • Expressing Thoughts
      • Imitation
      • Conditioning
      • Hypothesis Testing
      • Generating Hypotheses
  • Lesson Six
    • Education
      • Reasoning
      • Learning to Read
      • Teaching

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.