ICHAS (Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences)Certificate in Work-Related Psychology

Certificate in Work-Related Psychology

Limerick City, Dublin, Nationwide
€ 2,400
12 weeks
Online Courses - Distance Learning

Course description

Quick Reference Guide

Course Level: QQI Level 9 (30 ECTS)

Duration:  1 semester (12 weeks Fulltime) 2 semesters (24 weeks Part Time)

Delivery Method: Blended Learning

Tuition Fees: €1,750

Who is this course for?

The Certificate in Work-Related Behaviour comprises 30 ECTS and is being offered as a Minor Award. It will supplement existing academic and professional learning among graduates who seek to understand and utilise psychological theories relating to work. This combined with organisational psychology within work situations, will optimise employee engagement, well-being and organisational effectiveness.

This programme is expected to enhance the skills, competence and knowledge of the psychosocial aspects of work for those who wish to specialise in management and leadership roles in a range of work-related contexts, where they will be able to support and guide workforces in a range of settings, through extended study of key aspects of  Work-Related Psychology. The programme focusses on a non-clinical, analytical and consultancy-oriented perspective of Work-Related Psychology.

Please see below graphical representation of the modules covered on the programme

Course Delivery

The Certificate in Work Related Behaviour  is taken over 1 semester on a Full-time basis and 2 semesters on a Part-time basis comprising 30 Credits (ECTS) at level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The timetable has been structured to optimise the utilisation of hybrid learning. It thus allows the learner to access classes in person or online to allow for a better work/life/study balance.


Course Content

Principles of Work Psychology – 10ECTs

Organisational Psychology- 10ECTs

Personnel & Human Resources Psychology- 10ECTs

This programme comprises 30 ECTS and is being offered as a Minor Award. It will supplement existing academic and professional learning among graduates of relevant undergraduate programmes, providing the opportunity for students to engage with subject material

Programme Aims

The overall aims of this Level 9 Certificate in  Work-Related Behaviour (30 ECTS) are as follows:

1.       Provide a programme which supports comprehensive theoretical discourse and understanding of the key principles of  Work-Related Psychology.

2.       Develop a critical understanding of the interface between/application of psychological theory and research findings to work contexts.

3.       Provide a postgraduate qualification in  Work-Related Psychology for professionals who work with (or seek to work with) individuals in work settings to support their wellbeing and participation in work contexts.

4.       Support graduates to develop and apply theoretical knowledge related to occupational health psychology to work-related contexts.

5.       To employ  Work-Related Psychology competencies as a strategy for informing management and leadership practice.

6.       Provide access routes to appropriate Higher Education for participants to specialise based on their current professional needs, individual professional interests and/or career orientation.

Graduates would be expected to be able to critically evaluate the conceptual and theoretical basis for the application of Work-Related Leadership, teamwork & change management competencies.

The programme will therefore help to address the needs of graduates who wish to develop their professional competence in these contexts and develop personal and professional capacity and collaborative problem-solving competencies, underpinned by evidence-based practice and reflection.

Entry Requirements & Selection Criteria

  •  The Certificate in Work-Related Behaviour is designed for graduates of a relevant Level 8 programme at a minimum of a 2.2 standard) who wish to engage in further study in this field revavent programmes may include but not limited to  designed graduates of psychology and business-related programmes, graduates of Humanities and Human Science such as health sciences, nursing, social care, social work and programmes in cognate areas who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of the use, effectiveness and appropriateness of the principles of Work-Related Psychology.
  • Those who have completed other relevant education programmes or have relevant professional experience etc., where Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Acquired Prior Learning (APL) can be applied, may apply for admission to the programme by submission of programme content, qualification and assignments equivalent to an appropriate Second Class Honours (2:2)award  at Level 8.
  • The minimum English language proficiency requirement for this programme is B2+ in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages which is equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5.
  • All applicants will be required to have a minimum of ordinary-level maths at Leaving Certificate standard or be able to demonstrate equivalent competency in maths at this level.
  • All applicants are required to be over 23 years of age.
  • All applicants will be required to attend for interview to ascertain their suitability for the Programme.


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