How much time it takes to register for the course?
It take 48 hours to register. We try our best to register students ASAP. However, since we need to verify the payments and the student credentials from various countries, the verification process takes a bit of time.
Can the course be started immediately or on a particular date?
The course can be started immediately i.e. as soon as the learner receive the log-in details. Please check your registered email with us, at times our emails can go to the SPAM folder. In case you do not hear even after 72 hours of registering, please drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do the provider of the course i.e. Psychology World Accredited?
Psychology World® is an Open & Distance Learning Quality Council, UK accredited provider. ODLQC are the UK guardian of quality in open and distance learning and a member of the European Association of Distance Learning. The accreditation ensures that Psychology World® courses are amongst the best in the world.
What kind of background do a student need to do the course. Is it a certain level of education?
The courses are open to everyone, irrespective of previous educational or professional qualifications. There is a very broad range of student backgrounds on the courses. However it is certainly recommended that the students should have basic schooling qualifications to help them understand the subject.
Typical profiles of our students are people in ancillary professions who do the courses for their CPD (Continuing) professional development) requirements. Our students include professionals such as Psychologists, Managers, Teachers, Nurses, Doctors, Probation officers, Prison wardens and Therapists.
The larger proportion of our students are young students who have a strong interest in the field of Psychology and would like to pursue this career path but don't want to take on the responsibility of a full degree until they are really sure the profession is for them. Quite a few of our students are Mothers / Housewives, Fathers, School leavers, People in recovery or family members affected by a loved one's addiction or other mental health issues.
At the finish of the course, what will the certificate qualify the student to do, Can he be called as a psychologist?
No, the course is NOT designed to bring students to practitioner level. People who wish to become a Professional Psychologist, Psychotherapist or Counsellor will need at least an undergraduate degree and in some parts of the world will need a Masters Degree or a Doctorate. Many of our students have started out their careers with our Diploma and are now working as fully qualified professionals in a wide range of fields within the psychology and management sector.
Who can the student contact if/she needs support or guidance with the studies?
If the student need support with any aspect of the course please drop an email at email@example.com. We will endeavour to reply to the query within 72 hours.
Are there any assignments that the student need to submit?
No, our pedagogy is different from other online education providers. There are no assignments to be submitted.
Is there an examination, before the student get a certificate?
Yes, there is a timed exam at the end of the course. The student need to score 50% or more to be awarded the Certificate.
In Case if the student fails in exam, Can he/she retake the exam?
Our system allows the student up to 3 attempts to pass the exam. If he/ she is still not able to pass it, please contact us as there is fee to allow more attempts.
Can the student complete the course before the stipulated time? or If he/she get delayed, Can an extension be provided?
All the courses of Psychology world are designed to be easily completed with-in 6 months from the day the student register. Yes, one can complete the courses earlier, there is no restriction. After 6 months, the studentwill not be able to access the course. If the student wish to extend the duration, there is a fee per month. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
How do the student get the certificate? Is he/she required to wait for the certificate?
Once the student take the exam at the end of the course, he/she is required to score 50% or more to obtain the Certificate. You will see an option to print your certificate on your screen OR save it as a PDF. The certificate is also automatically emailed to your registered email ID by the course provider. There is no waiting period.
How much time do the student need to study each week?
On average we recommend one to two hours of study per week depending up on learner's understanding of the subject.
Is the fee inclusive of everything? Do a student need to pay any extra money?
The fee is inclusive of everything, there is no extra money that you need to pay for anything else. We have designed the courses in such a way that you should not need extensions. Even our examinations allow you three attempts for no extra fee. However, if you fail to complete the course in 6 months or if you fail in all 3 attempts at the examination, you can apply to re-sit the examination. Extensions are granted on a monthly basis at pro-rata fees from the end of your course. Students who need extensions or to re-sit examinations will have to pay a fee of 1000 INR.