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Psychology (QQI Level 5)

This full-time one-year course is suited to anyone interested in the area of Psychology. It will equip students with a good grounding in theories of behaviour and society which they can bring into further study in Arts or Psychology degrees. It is also a good introduction for anyone thinking of switching into this area.

  • Psychology
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Social Studies 
  • Community Addiction Studies 
  • Human Growth and Development 
  • Child Development 
  • Work Experience
  • Communications 

Modules are subject to change.

Leaving Certificate or QQI Level 4, or equivalent standard of education. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. Applicants must also satisfy An Garda Síochána vetting requirements. 

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS)

US782 Applied Social Studies in Social Care (Level 7) 

US661  Dental Nursing (LC Maths & Science required)

US922  Social Care Work (Thurles) (Level 8)

Dublin City University (DCU)

DC209 Health and Society (Level 8)

South East Technological University (SETU), Carlow

SE936  Physiology and Health Science (Level 6)

SE937 Pharmacy Technician Studies (Level 6)

SE928 Applied Health Care (Level 7)

SE900 Health Sciences (Level 8)

SE406 Criminal Justice Studies (Level 8)

SE205 Psychology (Level 8)

Atlantic Technological University

AU171  Health Science with OT Studies (Level 6)

AU173  Dental Nursing (Level 6)

AU593  Applied Social Care (Level 7)

AU663 Public Health Nutrition (Level 8)

AU696 Applied Social Care (Level 8)

AU695 Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 8)

Carlow College

University College Cork

PC404  Psychology (Level 7)

CK113  Criminology (Level 8)

Places are not guaranteed in these institutes and are subject to students meeting certain criteria. Please consult the individual college websites for more information on application or

For further information, contact Elaine on 057 9349424 or email

€50 QQI Level 5 Certification Fee – Medical Card holders or those in receipt of a Social Welfare payment are exempt from this Certification Fee.

VTOS: If you are over 21 years of age, are unemployed and have been getting certain social welfare payments for at least 6 months you can apply for the Vocational Training and Opportunities Scheme (VTOS). Successful applicants can receive a VTOS payment for the duration of the course, instead of their social welfare payment. Small meal and travel allowances may also apply


Course Details


Award Title: QQI Level 5 – Community Health Services 

Duration: One year – September 2024 to May 2025