School Psychology Course


Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.School.psy which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £265.00 UK.

Course Description

School Psychology Course

School psychology dates back as far as the 19th and early 20th century. School psychology is an area which is entwined with clinical and functional or contemporary psychology.

School psychology was originally developed from functional psychology as a result of school psychologists with interests in exploring the behaviours of children and their dysfunction, attitudes with their peers and their school life, the problems they have with teachers and their authority and most importantly psychologists wanted to know more about children’s learning processes and personal self development including why some students will easily absorb educational material better than others who often fall out of the system and struggle to make their grades.

School psychologists were trying to understand the causes and the reasons behind some child behaviours and the destructive effect this was having on learning and development along with the knock-on effects it was having on other students.

Additionally, school psychology is one of the earliest examples of actual clinical psychology which begun around 1880.

There were psychologists at that time who approached the different ways on how to improve the betterment of the school children to help them gain the most out of their learning with the least disruption to both themselves and their peers.

School psychologists are mainly interested in the concerns of daily classroom learning and early childhood behavioural problems which directly reflects mental health issues which appears to be directly linked with out-of-school life, in particular the home and family life, past upbringing or negative influences from parents. Why does this affect educational learning and development and why are so many children so defiant against authority and learning when it is in their greatest interest and personal self development or betterment. These are some of the questions school psychologist wanted answering.

Even today these are some of the problems that exist in school daily lessons.

With this early knowledge, School psychologists are now better armed to positively assist and enhance children’s personal enrichment of schooling and educational development along with personal needs by aiming to reduce the negativity and influences that surrounds them including identifying and recognising various risks which can include internal school bullying, peer pressure and out-of-school home life problems or abuse that may be affecting the child.

This course provides a brief overview and an ideal introduction to the subject of school psychology and examines the school psychologist’s role in the promotion of positive emotional, academic and behavioural solutions and outcomes for all its pupils.

Using a problem solved based approach to practising in today’s mixed schools.

This course is a great introduction to the working life of school psychology and how to become a practitioner in this field.

This course in school psychology would be ideal for anyone who works in and around schools or colleges especially targeted towards teachers and professionals who work with children on all levels.

This course is ideally suited to anyone working in a school and educational environments that specifically have an interest in the area of consultations, advising, counselling guidance and career support and problem solving.

Enrolment for this course is open and on-going all year round. Upon completion of this programme the candidate will be awarded an open college diploma in school psychology studies.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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