Focused Studies

Akadia Learning Center offers you short seminar courses related to the field of Psychology, Education, Business, PMP and Law


  Short Seminar Courses  

  • great for professionals, new students and current students

  • each short course is a certificate program sponsored by a certified UK University

  • upon completion, you will receive academic accreditation and a certificate of completion from specific british university (based on your chosen field of study)

  • each course is accredited by British University we co-operate with

  • 2 month study courses (some course could take max. 3 months to complete)




  Cognitive Behavioural Studies and Skills  

There are only a handful of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) qualifications available, and few of them can be taken online. This is a convenient, 2 month  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.


It’s the first step towards becoming an accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist, or just a perfect entry level course to help you learn more about this fascinating area of therapy.


A diverse range of people take this course, which makes for more interesting class discussions and debates. This is an ideal course for people in nursing, social work or psychology background  If you want to work towards becoming an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist, then this is the perfect course for you.


You might be surprised to learn that CBT can be studied online. But in fact we use innovative methods to help you get that all important opportunity to practice and receive feedback. For instance you’ll be asked to conduct a ‘mock’ therapy session with your experienced tutor – who is a  qualified counsellors and psychotherapists – can assess how well you did. So in many ways it’s a ‘safe’, less daunting environment in which to learn.


Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed semester or term time, but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures.








  Child and Family Psychology  

The Child and Family Psychology short course combines research methods training with the study of children and families, their development, roles and social contexts, in order to prepare students to undertake a research project on a child and family topic of their choice. It will challenge students to look critically at the changing nature of childhood and families in the 21st century, within applied, ecological, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives. Students will need to demonstrate understanding of psychological approaches to child and family research questions and will undertake a research project supervised by a psychologist accredited by the British Psychological Society. 


Aims of the this course:


  • To better understand the family circle 

  • What is the role of each family member and how it effects the family circle and family dynamics 

  • Who is the boss and who are the followers

  • Family conflicts and how to resolve them 

  • Outside influences on the family structure

  • The problems families face in the 21st century and beyond

  • Creating a healthy family communication in the 21st century




  Business Psychology  


Students who register for this courses will receive a certificate upon completion. Students who take individual courses on a continuing professional development basis will receive a letter of confirmation. The Business Psychology programme is complemented by an exclusive professional development programme, which includes opportunities to develop academic and personal skills, consult with organisations and acquire additional accredited certificates.


Core courses


  • Social and Organisational Change – the processes of individual and group change and the concept of resistance

  • Psychology of Coaching – introducing the practice of coaching and its background in counselling theory

  • Psychology for Marketing – exploring consumer behaviour, including the social psychology of persuasion and influence

  • Ergonomics – the importance of workspace design and the impact of environment on human error and performance

  • Organisational Culture – analysing the concept of culture and its impact on employees

  • Leadership – introducing the concept of power and how this relates to leadership in the business setting

  • Diversity – looking at diversity from an individual identity perspective and the success of diversity management programmes

  • Research Methods – research design, both qualitative and quantitative, relevant to workplace projects.