Thinking of Joining Us?
Are these courses for me?
Yes, everyone is welcome on our courses. A background in psychology is not required. The programme gives a choice of courses in Aberystwyth. Many of our students take one or two courses every year simply out of personal interest. Just dip in to the programme and you may become engrossed in the courses on offer.
"I really enjoyed the course. Most importantly, it has given me a lot of insight into my own listening practice and how to develop this, to perform more effectively in my work with students. I find myself much more aware of my own tendencies when listening, and am aware of how to listen more effectively. I am using a lot of the techniques we discussed in the course. All in all, it's been incredibly relevant and of personal, and professional benefit"
Professional Development and Employability
Individual courses are ideal for professional development to broaden knowledge and enhance skills or to fill skill gaps whilst in employment. Alternatively, if you are seeking employment our courses could give you a competitive edge in the job market. Life skills such as developing effective listening skills, dealing with conflict in the work place and working as part of a team are invaluable in any job. Techniques to enhance these ‘life skills’ are taught in the following courses
- Dealing with Conflict
- Counselling Skills
- Counselling Skills: Models and Practice
- Building Effective Teams in the Workplace
- Stress Management
- Exploring Mental Health
An individual course can proudly be added to a C.V. They are ideal for anyone who cannot contemplate full time study due to other commitments and provide you with a part-time pathway to study psychology.
There are no exams. Instead assessment tasks are a natural part of the learning process which help you to research issues, practise skills and discuss ideas taught on the course. Assessment tasks may include taking part in a class discussion, role play, using observations or case studies to apply what you have learnt on a course or preparing a report reflecting your own work or experience.
Where are the courses held?
Aberystwyth area: Courses in Aberystwyth are usually spread over several weeks and are often based on the University campus.