Applied Psychology & Social Studies

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Course Content

A p p l i e d P s y c h o l o g y & S o c i a l S t u d i e s
  • Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Care of the Older Person
  • Work Experience
  • Social Studies
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Care Provision and Practice

Additional Training:

  • First Aid Responder
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • Child Protection
  • People Handling
  • Infection Control

Course Description

This course will give students an insight into the areas of Psychology & Social Studies.  It provides a combination of theoretical and practical training in the sectors of social care, community care and mental health.  Students will learn about the roles and responsibilities of working in a caring environment and will have the opportunity to enhance their communication, computer and first aid skills.


5M2786 QQI Level 5 Community Care

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities open to graduates include:

Nursing Home Support Assistant | Apply for entry to An Garda Síochána & Defence Forces | ID
Caring Services | Youth, Family and Community Work | Simon Community | Women’s Aid


92% of students progress to third level education

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Progression to degrees

Graduates can progress to a variety of degree programmes including:

DkIT | Social Care | Level 8
TU Dublin | Social Care | Level 7& 8
IADT, Dun Laoghaire | Applied Psychology | Level 8
Maynooth University | Social Science | Level 8
Maynooth University | Psychology | Level 8
SETU Carlow | Applied Social Studies | Level 8
DkIT | Community Youthwork | Level 7
MIE | BA Education | Level 8
ATU, Letterkenny | Health and Social Care | Level 8
ATU, Castlebar | Applied Social Care | Level 8

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All courses now have a low course registration fee of €30. Make sure to confirm your place on a course by paying your registration fee.

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This course was the best thing I ever did and completely changed my life. The help and support I got from all my teachers gave me the confidence to excel and achieve my full potential.I have been accepted into a Degree course in Social Care as a result of doing well in this course and now I have the confidence and skills to pursue the career that I always dreamed of having. I would highly recommend doing this this course as preparation for a degree.

Pauline Bromley Applied Psychology & Social Studies Graduate, 2018