The subject of mental health is particularly relevant in Ireland today in a wide variety of contexts including the workplace, education and the wider community. The field of abnormal psychology is fascinating and a very popular aspect of studying psychological science.
Participants on this course will receive an introduction to this field of knowledge and be equipped with an understanding of the core theories, treatments, educational and preventative strategies in work in mental health agencies.
This course will prepare learners for employment in mental health agencies, the community or study in higher education. Through the Health Promotion module, learners will be encouraged to critically evaluate and deliver creative, positive and practical interventions. The course will provide participants with insight into the broad range of factors, which are considered when examining human behaviour. Career guidance will support participants in choosing the right type of people-focused career pathway after the course.
Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.
QQI Community Health Services 5M4468
Minimum Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
or QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.
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.
The Community Health Services 5M4468 award is linked to many CAO courses particularly in the Social Care and Childcare areas.
The following CAO routes in to HEI Psychology courses are available to participants:
Psychology, Maynooth University
Psychology – Applied Psychology, AIT
Psychology – Applied Psychology, IADT
Arts – Psychology NUI Galway
Graduates will gain employment in community organisations, mental health agencies providing education and support to people affected by mental health issues or with additional needs, and work with older people in the community.
The subject of mental health is particularly relevant in Ireland today in a wide variety of contexts including the workplace, education and the wider community.