Applied Psychology Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 year
Further Education
Academic year Sept 2018 - May 2019

Course description

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Applied Psychology
Community and health services 5M4468
What is Applied Psychology? This one-year course is designed for those who have an interest in psychology and aims to give participants 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 formal education.
The following modules will be offered in 2018, subject to availability and demand:
• Human Growth and Development
• Psychology
• Addiction Studies
• Behavioural Studies
• Criminology
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Care Support
• Social Studies
Certification: QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services (5M4468)
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Career opportunities
Graduates from this course will be able to apply for third level education in Psychology in courses in Maynooth University, DCU, DIT, UCD, 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 PSI (The Psychological Society of Ireland) 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, ITB, UCD, UCC, DIT IT Carlow, CIT, LIT, Letterkenny or Waterford.  The course opens up careers in areas like education, management counselling, research, social services, advertising, etc.
Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of community care, health care, and community development centres/initiatives. All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications Apply directly at
Higher Education Progression:
IADT, Dun Laoghaire:
•          BSc (Hons)Applied Psychology (Level 8 PSI Accredited)
NUI Maynooth:
•         BScoSci Social Science (Level8)
Dublin Business School:
•         BA(Hons)Business with Psychology (Level 8 PSI Accredited)
IT Blanchardstown:
•         BA Applied Social Studies in Social Care

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