Applied Psychology & Social Studies

Course Aim

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 childhood, adolescence, disabilities, and older people. 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.


Course Modules

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Social Studies
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Child Development
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Word Processing



5M2786 QQI Level 5 Community Care


Entry Requirements

All our Level 5 PLC courses are open to school leavers (Leaving Cert/ Leaving Cert Applied Students/A Levels/GCSE or equivalent), QQI Level 4 graduates and mature applicants. A QQI Level 5 award is a prerequisite to access a Level 6 programme.

Higher Education

DkIT | Community Youthwork | Level 7
DkIT | Social Care | Level 8
TU Dublin | Social Care Levels 7& 8
IT Carlow | Applied Social Studies | Level 8
Maynooth University | Social Science | Level 8
MIE | BA Education | Level 8


Career Opportunities & Progression Routes

Graduates progress to employment in various areas including:

Nursing Home Support Assistant | Childcare Practitioner in Crèche | Hospital | Apply for entry to An Garda Siochana & Defence Forces | Teacher Training


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
Pauline Bromley
Applied Psychology & Social Studies Graduate, 2018

Student Services Costs: €200

Government Levy (PPC): €200

The following categories of participant are exempt from paying the Government Levy (PPC):

  • Full medical Card holders in their own right and their dependent children
  • Those who are eligible under the student grant scheme
  • Those in receipt of the Back to Education Allowance (BTEA)


QQI Certification Charge:

  • QQI Level 5 €50
  • QQI Level 6 €80


Fees charged by professional bodies - These will be outlined under Additional fees for applicable courses.

Additional costs which may include: Books, uniforms, equipment and trips.



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