Certificate in Organisational Psychology (Business)

Certificate in Organisational Psychology

The Certificate in Organisational Psychology gives you the requisite knowledge of these two important disciplines to begin your career from a business perspective. Typical career pathways for this include job counselling, people motivation, and business coaching.

This Certificate program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, specialising in Organisational Psychology.

BSc Psychology pathway

The course is flexible, at-your-own-pace, and consists of five compulsory modules and one elective module (a total of 60 ECTS must be completed):

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

  1. BPS101 Introduction to Psychology
  2. BPS102 Psychology and Counselling
  3. BPS307 Abnormal Psychology
  4. BPS103 Industrial Psychology
  5. Research Project I

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

  • BBS101 Business Studies
  • BPS109 Counselling Skills I

Brief Module Descriptions

BPS101 Introduction to Psychology

Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a persons psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation.

BPS102 Psychology and Counselling

Develop your ability to analyse psychological conditions, and apply that knowledge in real world situations such as counselling or advisory roles.

BPS103 Industrial Psychology

By understanding the thought processes that take place in the minds of people at work, a manager or supervisor can develop empathy with their staff, and apply this empathy to the way they manage the workplace.

BPS307 Abnormal Psychology

Develop your ability to identify psychological disorders, and determine when to refer clients for treatment. The course will also be of interest to anyone who wants to understand more about common psychological disorders, their causes and treatment. PREQUISITE: BPS101

Research Project I

This module encourages you to construct a problem statement, identify relevant literature, then develop a hypothesis. You will also be required to look at data sources and complete a research proposal. The module will help you to understand how to structure a thesis, complete an ethics form and draft a thesis to post graduate level.

BPS302 Life Coaching

Develop an appreciation of how different perceptions of the world can be just as critical as knowledge, skill and opportunity in a person’s success or failure. Also covers coaching processes, coaching skills and goal setting; and is equally relevant to developing both physical and psychological well-being in the client.

BBS101 Business Studies

Establishing and managing a small business, or a department within a larger business, requires knowledge and skill. As well as teaching you ‘the basics’, this course will teach you to develop and implement procedures that work as controlling mechanisms which can sometimes deal with problems automatically as they arise.

How Will I Learn?

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.

What Support Will I Get?

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.


When you achieve this qualification, you can begin on your Diploma.

Got More Questions? Check the Frequently Asked Questions page, or feel free to contact The Warnborough Team!