Workplace Psychology course 

Course Details

This Workplace Psychology Course is designed to provide you with a detailed understanding of Psychology in the workplace. It covers a wide range of workplace people and management issues, exploring each and enabling students to examine practical applications of psychology in the workplace. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide, plus tutor support. The course documentation for this ABC Awards accredited course is detailed and easy to read.

Your Tutor will support you throughout the duration of the course. You complete the course by undertaking activities and assignments. You will receive the course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support. Our student support team are also available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that support is available for your course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this Workplace Psychology Course?
  • Anyone responsible for managing people in organisations.
  • HR, Personnel Managers and Managers of people in organisations
  • People considering a career in Management, HR, or Recruitment.
  • People who wish to gain an accredited qualification in Workplace Psychology and wish to study at their own pace, and in their own time.
  • This is an ideal course for anyone wishing to improve their skills in understanding and managing staff and understanding how to deal with events and find explanations for workplace psychological problems.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • None.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>
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Topics covered in this Workplace Psychology Course

Unit 1: Introduction to workplace psychology

  • Introduction to workplace psychology
  • A study of the individual
  • The effects of the environment
  • Social effects
  • The body as an environment to the mind

Unit 2: The use of sense and perception

  • The use of sense and perception
  • The environment
  • Thinking processes
  • A description of imagery and its uses
  • Actions
  • The power and value of attention
  • Intelligence
  • Learning
  • Memory

Unit 3: Understanding personality concepts

  • Personality
  • Temperament

Unit 4: Using Psychological Testing

  • Using psychological testing
  • Selection of psychological tests
  • Vocational guidance
  • Testing of general intelligence
  • Testing for technical ability
  • Testing for other qualities and traits
  • Vocational selection

Unit 5: Management of the workplace

  • Management of the workplace
  • Directors
  • The importance of managers
  • The factors required to achieve success in management
  • Choosing executives

Unit 6: The workplace environment

  • The workplace environment
  • What are accidents?
  • Environmental effects
  • Accidents and the individual
  • Breakages

Unit 7: How to motivate the workforce

  • How to motivate the workforce
  • Overall incentives
  • Workplace incentives
  • Incentives external to the working environment
  • The relational character of incentives
  • Social reinforcers as incentives
  • Labour wastage

Unit 8: Recruitment

  • Recruitment
  • Selection
  • The application blank
  • Interviews
  • Problems with interviews
  • Psychological tests
  • The use of rating scales

Unit 9: Social psychology

  • What is social psychology?
  • Organisational groups
  • Groupthink
  • The characteristics of industrial groups
  • Social assumptions
  • Problems between groups in organisations
  • Reducing the negative influences of intergroup competition
  • Preventing inter-group conflict

Unit 10:Dealing with abnormalities

  • People’s abnormalities
  • Brief classification of mental disorders
  • Entry of variants into industry
  • The partially disabled


  • This course is assessed through a series of tutor-marked assignments. There is no exam for this course.
  • At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course). The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards and Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process. ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
  • An ABC Awards Level 3 is roughly equivalent to a Level 5 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details
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