Knowledge of Psychology informs our understanding of ourselves and others, and develops our capacity and skills to support those in our communities who are marginalised, disadvantaged or face challenges in everyday life.
This course investigates societal issues including disability, mental health and addiction and explores the interventions and infrastructure, both statutory and voluntary in their approaches that support wellbeing and rehabilitation.
This advanced course shifts to raising personal and interpersonal awareness and the development of our own behaviour and attitudes that influence our role in social systems and structures in the work place, community and societal contexts.
Students will be trained and equipped with the knowledge and insight to develop and manage relationships within the work environment and this forms an integral developmental process on this course.
Applied Psychology in the Community supports progression for those who are interested in pursuing Psychology or its affiliated fields in higher education and work in the community and voluntary sector. The applications of Psychology, its concepts and theories are embedded throughout this exciting and innovative course.
Course Director: Emma O’Brien
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
QQI Social and Vocational Integration 6M2218
Minimum Entry Requirements
Minimum Entry Requirements QQI Community Health Services with a Merit/Distinction profile.
Those with QQI Level 5 certificates in related areas of study or equivalent qualifications may also apply.
Mature applicants who have relevant experience and may not meet the above entry requirements are welcome to apply.
Applicant Information Meeting
All applicants will be invited to an Applicant Information Meeting.
QQI Social and Vocational Integration
6M2218 award is linked to many CAO
courses particularly in Psychology, Social
Care and Childcare areas.
The following CAO routes in to HEI
Psychology courses are available to
Business Psychology, DBS
Psychology, Maynooth University
Psychology – Applied Psychology, IADT
Graduates will gain employment in community organisations, mental health agencies providing education and support to people affected by mental health issues, the homeless, and work with adults with additional needs, in the community.
This course supports progression for those who are interested in pursuing Psychology or its affiliated fields in higher education and work in the community and voluntary sector.