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
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Social Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Young People & Society
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Care Provision & Practice

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.


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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Fees For The Academic Year 2024 – 2025

All courses have a Registration Fee of €30 (non-refundable).

A non-refundable Registration fee of €30 will be payable on acceptance of a PLC place. Essential course materials may be required for some courses the cost of which will be borne by the student.

All fees are subject to change. All fees must be paid with a Credit/Debit card online. No cash is acceptable.

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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