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
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
Human Growth and Development
Substance Use - Issues in Youth Work
Understanding Mental Health
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.
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.
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).
This course in Psychology and Social Science provides students with the foundation skills required for employment in a social care setting.
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies.
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