PLC Courses

Applied Psychology and Social Studies

For Whom

This course is suitable for students who are interested in studying Psychology or Sociology at third level or for those who wish to obtain employment in the caring professions, or those interested in studying individual or group behaviour.
This one year course is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding of all aspects of social issues in our world today.

Main Areas of Study

Social Studies                      Applied Psychology Intercultural Studies
Communications Work Experience Human Growth & Development
Caring for the Older Person Young People & Society  

Duration and Entry Requirements 

 The programme is a one year full time course. The entry requirement is Leaving Certificate or equivalent.  


QQI Applied Social Studies 5M2181


Student Services €195  - This consists of a student services fee of €160 and a non-refundable deposit of €35,Department of Education and Skills Contribution fee of €200 payable on registration (unless medical card holder),  QQI Exam Fees €50 ( unless holder of Medical Card),  Manual Handling €40 approx.

Work Expereince

One day per week and two weeks block . 

Work In

Public and Voluntary Sector in the areas of residential care, older people, juvenile, justice and family support services.

Work As


  • Community Development  Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Project Worker with specific  target groups such as the homeless, youth diversionprogrammes, alcohol/drug
  • dependency units


Education Progression Higher Education Links

Waterford Institute of Technology (W.I.T) Psychology Level 8 Hons Degree

Limerick Institute of Technology (L.I.T) Applied Social Studies Level 8

Galway University (N.U.I.G) B.A Arts Degree

Further Study

Holders of a QQI award at Level 5 may apply for degree courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities. Successful graduates can progress to Psychology, Arts,Social Science in UCC and Social Care in CIT and WIT and a range of other courses. This course will provide learners with the skills to find employment in a social care setting.
Note: This course requires participants to be Garda vetted. Continued participation on the course and work placement is dependent on the successful completion 
of this process.

 Course Co-Ordinator/Specialist

 Bridget O'Shea BSS and HDip in Guidance and Counselling and has taught on this programme for the past 5 years.


Information on this website is correct at the time of our 2016/2017 Prospectus going to press. Templemore College accepts no responsibility for changes made after publication of this prospectus.








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