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Psychology and Social Science

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Psychology and Social Science

Course Code: CI061PS
Course Level: 5
Award Title: QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies
QQI Code: 5M2181
Duration: 1 Year

Psychology and Social Science
Psychology and Social Science

Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or LCVP or QQI Level 4 Award. Equal consideration will be given to mature applicants (those aged over 23) who do not meet these entry requirements.

Course Description
Psychology is a social science. It is the study of behaviour, of why we do the things we do. The aim of psychology is to understand how a person thinks, feels and acts in a social situation. The main focus is to try and understand the individual, and how the individual is affected by, and affects, the world around them. This course is for people who wish to embark on a programme of study leading to a career in social care.

Course Content
Social Studies
Intercultural Studies
Human Growth and Development
Occupational First Aid
Equality and Disability
IT Skills
Work Experience
Understanding Mental Health

Career Opportunities
This course provides students with the foundation skills required for employment in a social care setting.

Progression Opportunities
At Cavan Institute: Graduates of this course may progress to the first year of a BA Applied Social Studies in Social Care, which is a two-year Athlone Institute of Technology programme where students take year one in Cavan Institute and year two in AIT. Graduates may opt to pursue a level 6 course in Social Care with Counselling Skills, also available at the Institute.
Elsewhere: Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities (please check with the particular institution regarding local eligibility requirements).