Applied Psychology Level 5

Price: TBA
Duration: 1 year Full Time Course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2020 - May 2021

Course description

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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.

Course Content
The following modules will be offered:
• Human Growth and Development • Psychology
• Addiction Studies • Behavioural Studies
• Criminology • Communications
• Work Experience • Care Support
• Social Studies • Maths

QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services (5M4468)
Occupational First Aid.

Career Opportunities
Graduates from this course will be able to apply for third level education
in courses in Maynooth University, UCC, UL, NUI Galway, WIT, DBS,
IT 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 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, IADT DBS or Waterford. 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 and in the UK. 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/

Higher Education Progression
IADT: DL825 Applied Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years)
Maynooth: MH101 Arts with Psychological Studies (Level 8, 3 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

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