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Cavan Institute
Psychology and Social Science

Our course in Psychology and Social Science is for people who wish to embark on a programme of study leading to a career in social care.

Psychology and Social Science

5M2181

Course Fees

€620

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.

About This Course

Course Content

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.

Further Study

At Cavan Institute: 

Graduates of this course in Psychology and Social Science may progress to the first year of a BA in Applied Social Studies in Social Care, which is a level 7 Athlone Institute of Technology degree programme where students take year one in Cavan Institute and remaining years in AIT. Gradu­ates also 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).

Career Opportunities

This course in Psychology and Social Science provides students with the foundation skills required for employment in a social care setting.

Certification

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies.

5M2181

5M2181

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies.

Psychology

Human Growth and Development

Substance Use - Issues in Youth Work

Word Processing

Social Studies

Communications

Understanding Mental Health

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