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Cavan Institute

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.

Career Opportunities

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


At Cavan Institute: 

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 Higher Education Institutions (please check with the particular insti­tution regarding local eligibility requirements).

  • Psychology - Maynooth   University

  • Psychology - Trinity College Dublin

  • Applied Psychology - TUS Midlands

  • Psychology - University of Galway

  • Psychology - UCD

Course Fees


Course Content

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Applied Social Studies.

Psychology Human Growth and Development Substance Use - Issues in Youth Work Word Processing Social Studies Communications Intercultural Studies Work Experience Care Support

About This Course

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 or pursue further studies in the areas of Pyschology, Sociology, Counselling or Addiction.

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