Applied Psychology Level 5

Applied Psychology Level 5

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Applied Psychology course
QQI Level 5
Course Fees: €300

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.

  • Human Growth & Development
  • Care Provision & Practice
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work Experience
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Criminology
  • Health Promotion 6N2214
  • TUSLA – Children First

Course content may be revised for educational or organisational reasons.


QQI Community Health Services 5M4468

Entry Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in 5 subjects
or QQI Level 4
Equivalent qualifications will be accepted.

Mature Applicants

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.

Progression Opportunities and Employment Prospects

Progression Opportunities

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, DBS
Psychology, Maynooth University
Psychology, UCD
Psychology, NCI
Psychology, WIT
Psychology – Applied Psychology, AIT
Psychology – Applied Psychology, IADT
Arts – Psychology NUI Galway

Employment Prospects

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.

Student Testimonials


“I have personally learned so much in the past year. I was always interested in psychology, but knew the bare minimum before starting this course. I now really understand certain topics, theories, and experiments in psychology and I have been able to tell other people all about these topics, which is proof to me of how much I have learned. Our teachers were always there for us if we had any questions. Just like our teachers, the guidance counsellor in our college has been so kind and helpful to me. She has really taken the time to assist me and other students with anything we needed help with, such as getting signed up for the CAO.”


Rune secured a place in Maynooth University and is studying her chosen subjects of Psychology, Criminology and German.


“After taking a break from education, I couldn’t have chosen a better institute to restart my educational journey. Applied Psychology in Inchicore completely changed my perception of further education and my understanding of psychology. Despite the course being taught solely online this last year, the fantastic teaching staff delivered a dynamic, enjoyable and engaging year of classes. This course inspired and encouraged me to continue my studies as a mature student and I have recently been accepted to study Psychology Level 8 in DCU! Which wouldn’t have been possible without the support, guidance and knowledge gained from this course.”



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.