Applied Psychology Level 5

Applied Psychology Level 5

About The Course

1 Year Full Time Applied Psychology course
QQI Level 5

This course introduces you to the ever popular and fascinating field of Psychology and it will equip you with an understanding of the core theories, treatments, educational and preventa-tive strategies in work in mental health agencies.

Positive mental health is particularly relevant in Ireland today in a wide variety of contexts including the workplace, education and the wider community.

Through the modules delivered, you will be encouraged to critically evaluate and deliver creative, positive and practical interventions in Health Promotion. Work experience is focused around vulnerable and marginalised groups in the community which develops your skills and competence for employment.

If you wish to progress to higher education, you will have access to Career Guidance support in choosing the right type of people-focused career pathway after the course.

Course Coordinator: Emma O’Brien

  • Human Growth & Development
  • Care Provision & Practice
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Work Experience
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Criminology
  • Health Promotion
  • 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.

Progression Opportunities

5M4468 Community and Health Services major award may be used to progress to many courses in the Higher Education Links Scheme including Social Care, Social Science and Childcare & Education.

There are opportunities to progress to Psychology at:

Carlow College, UCD, DBS, IADT, Maynooth University, NCI, TCD, TUS Athlone, SETU Waterford, University of Limerick, University of Galway.UCD Criminology with Psychology.

Student Stories



“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.