Dunboyne College of Further EducationCriminology and Psychology QQI Level 5

Criminology and Psychology QQI Level 5

1 Year full time course
Further Education and PLC
Academic year Sept 2023 - May 2024

Course description


Community and Health Services 5M4468

This one-year course aims to introduce students, who have an interest in criminal behaviour and criminal law, to the knowledge that will help them to fully explore and understand the way in which we think about and manage crime related issues in Ireland. On completion of this course, students will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will allow them to progress smoothly to third level options.


• Criminology • Psychology • Criminal Law • Legal Practice and Procedures • Applied Psychology • Human Growth and Development • Word Processing • Communications • Work Experience • Safety and Health at Work • Behavioural Studies


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


Graduates may pursue degree courses such as Applied Psychology, Psychological Studies, Psychology, and Criminology at Universities and IT’s including Maynooth, IADT, NCI and UCC. Students can also progress onto the Level 8 QQI award in DNA and Forensic Analysis at TU Dublin – Tallaght or Applied Social Care at TU Dublin – City Campus. Graduates may also progress onto many other degrees at Level 7 and 8 in Universities and ITs or private colleges around the country, along with progression options to the UK. Future areas of employment can include Research positions, working within the social care or legal systems, working in the field of Psychology. Alternatively, students may progress directly into employment.


CRIMINOLOGY NUIM: MH101 Arts-Criminology Studies (Level 8, 3 Years) UCC: CK113 Criminology (Level 8, 3 Years) TUD Tallaght: TU864 DNA and Forensic Analysis (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIM: MH502 Law & Criminology (Level 8, 3 Years)

PSYCHOLOGY 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)

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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