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 behavior.
This one year course is designed for those who wish to deepen their understanding of Psychology as a subject. It contains areas essential to those wishing to pursue Psychology at a higher level in Universities and Institutes of Technology. It should also lead to an understanding of how Psychology can be applied to every day life and work.
Main Areas of Study
|Social Studies||Applied Psychology||Intercultural Studies|
|Communications||Work Experience||Human Growth & Development|
|Word Processing||Safety & Health at Work|
Duration and Entry Requirements
The programme is full time from September to June. The entry requirement is Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
Fetac Level 5 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), FETAC Exam Fees €50 ( unless holder of Medical Card), Manual Handling €40 approx.
One day per week and a block of two weeks in February.
Social and Community services , Residential Care Centres.
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
Higher Education Links
This qualification can be used to apply for a place in a range of Colleges. For information on all relevant Higher Education Links visit Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC), Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS), the Central Applications Office (CAO) and the websites of the relevant higher education institutions. Students are advised at all times to check if their award is linked to a course in the Higher Education Institutions and if there are any additional module requirements or application.