Dunboyne College of Further EducationApplied  Psychology QQI Level 5

Applied Psychology QQI Level 5

1 year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2023 - May 2024

Course description

Applied Psychology
Community and Health Services 5M4468

This one-year course is designed for those who have an interest in psychology and aims to give students an introduction to the core theories and methodologies of psychology and prepare them for further study at third level. In addition, this course lays the foundation for a wide variety of ‘people-focused’ careers in social research, health care, community support, information officer, and youth work. On completion of the course, students will also have developed skills that are useful to careers in human resources, marketing, and public relations. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a qualification in this area.


• Human Growth and Development • Applied Psychology • Community Addiction Studies • Behavioural Studies • Criminology • Communications • Work Experience • Social Studies • Safety and Health at Work • Word Processing


• QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services (5M4468)

• Occupational First Aid


Graduates from this course will be able to apply for third level education courses in Maynooth University, UCC, UL, NUI Galway, South East Technological University Waterford, DBS, Atlantic Technological University Sligo, NCI, IADT, as well as accessing careers in community health areas. The course content covers subjects essential to those seeking to progress to further studies and provides progression links to Level 8 The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) accredited courses. Students can also progress to general courses in areas like Arts, Social Studies, Education, Health, Business and Sports Rehabilitation course in colleges like Maynooth University, TUD City Campus / Blanchardstown, UCD, UCC, South East Technological University Carlow / Waterford, Munster Technological University Cork, Technological University of the Shannon Limerick, Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny, IADT, DBS. The course opens up careers in areas like education, management, counselling, research, social services, advertising, etc. There are also other opportunities in third level colleges all around Ireland. We have, for example, a very close link with Bangor University in Wales. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of community care, health care, and community development centres/ initiatives.


TUD: BA Counselling & Psychotherapy Degree (Mature Students only) (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK120 Applied Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) Technological University of the Shannon Athlone: AL870 Applied Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) UL: LM102 Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) UL: LM002 Arts-Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY104 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIG: GY101 Arts-Psychology (Level 8, 3-4 Years) South East Technological University Carlow / Waterford: PC414 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years), WD163 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) IADT: DL825 Applied Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth: MH101 Arts with Psychological Studies (Level 8, 3 Years) Maynooth: MH106 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) UCD: DN720 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) TCD: TR006 Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) St. Nicholas College: NM802 Psychology (Level 8, 3-4 Years) NCI: NC010 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Cert or LCA • Mature Students of all backgrounds • Other equivalent qualification All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications

Apply directly at www.dunboynecollege.ie

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