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Forensic Psychology Course

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Forensic Psychology course:

Our outstanding Forensic Psychology Course has been specially written to enable anyone interested in learning about the use of psychological principles to understand the behaviour of criminals, and the value of psychology in detecting crime. It is an excellent course for those expanding their knowledge of psychology or crime detection, crime prevention, or working with offenders. The course will also be of interest to anybody who just wants to get a feel for some of the science behind those popular TV series!

The best news is that this fantastic course requires no previous experience, and has no entry requirements. You just need a passion for the subject!

Forensic Psychology

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those that are either complete beginners to the field of Forensic psychology and are considering making a career change to become a Forensic psychologist, with the aim of  getting an insight and understanding of Forensic psychology, or existing Forensic psychologists, teachers, coaches or trainers looking to reinforce their knowledge or to pick up some new skills. This course is also ideal if you are interested in a career in the Forsensic Psychology, though are unsure if you want to commit yourself financially and time wise to a full Forensic Psychologist qualification

The course has been designed for someone without any prior knowledge of the subject and will allow the student to study the course at their own pace in their own home, emailed directly to your inbox. This course does not entitle you to work as a Forensic Psychologist, though will give you a solid knowledge base and an invaluable insight of child psychology without investing and committing a sizeable investment and time enrolling onto a college or university programme, the course gives you a great opportunity to test the water, and if you do enjoy it, you have a solid foundation. As after completing this course you may wish to continue your training with a college or university  to build a platform for your career.

Full e-course materials 

Full support is offered throughout the course which includes an assigned / dedicated tutor. This course also includes email  support.

We also offer all students doing the home study training the opportunity to come along to our monthly best practice groups in Manchester at no extra cost. This greatly enhances learning.

The monthly support groups are free for all students and give you the opportunity to see live demonstrations of the techniques and skills taught on the course. For those that can’t attend the events we also film these monthly sessions and email a copy to all students each month. The practice groups are optional and not essential for completing the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Forensic Psychology Course will take you up to 200 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.

Course Syllabus:
Unit 1 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

History of development of Forensic Psychology

Unit 2 Research Methods in Forensic Psychology
Research Design and Methodology
Critical evaluation of psychological research

Unit 3 Theories of offending
Introduction to theories of offending
Theories of sexual offending
Theories of violent offending
Theories of fire-setting behaviour

Unit 4 Personal Attributes of Offenders
Personal characteristics of offenders
Personality disordered offenders
Psychopathic offenders
Mental Illness and offending

Unit 5 Forensic Psychology in Police Investigations – Offender Profiling
An Introduction to Offender Profiling
Approaches to Offender Profiling
The Effectiveness of Offender Profiling

Unit 6 Forensic Psychology in the Courtroom
Eye-witness testimony
Expert Witness testimony
Attitudes towards victims

Unit 7 Forensic Psychology in Practice
‘What works’ literature in reducing re-offending
Interventions to reduce risk of re-offending
Incident management (Crisis Negotiation)

Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.