Course Description

Applied Psychology with Criminology

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This one-year course is designed for those who have an interest in psychology and aims to give students an
introduction to the core theories and methodologies of psychology and prepare them for further study at third
level. In addition, this course lays the foundation for a wide variety of, ‘people-focused,’ careers in social research,
health care, community support, information officer, and youth work.
On completion of the course, students will also have developed skills that are useful to careers in human resources, marketing and public relations. This programme is ideal for both school leavers and experienced mature persons seeking a qualification in this area.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Human Growth and
• Applied Psychology
• Behavioural Studies
• Communications
• Criminology
• Work Experience
• Addiction Studies
• Safety and Health at Work
• Word Processing

• Level 5 in Community Health Services 5M4468
• Occupational First Aid

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Course Code 5M4468
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Humanities & Social Sciences
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 16th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration One Year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 in Information Processing 5M2067
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifications All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path Graduates from this course will be able to apply for third level education courses in Maynooth University, UCC, UL, NUI Galway, South East Technological University Waterford, DBS, Atlantic Technological University Sligo, NCI, IADT, as well as accessing careers in community health areas. The course content covers subjects essential to those seeking to progress to further studies and provides progression links to Level 8, The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) accredited courses. Students can also progress to general courses in areas like Arts, Social Studies, Education, Health, Business and Sports Rehabilitation courses in colleges like Maynooth University, TUD City Campus/Blanchardstown, UCD, UCC, South East Technological University Carlow/Waterford, Munster Technological University Cork, Technological University of the Shannon Limerick, Atlantic Technological University Letterkenny, IADT, DBS. The course opens up careers in areas like education, management, counselling, research, social services, advertising, etc. There are also other opportunities in third level colleges all around Ireland. We have, for example, a very close link with Bangor University in Wales. Alternatively, students may seek immediate employment in a range of community care, health care and community development centres / initiatives. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: TUD: BA Counselling and Psychotherapy Degree (Mature Students only) (Level 8, 4 Years) UCC: CK120 Applied Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) TUS Athlone: US925 Applied Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) UL: LM102 Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) UL: LM002 Arts-Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY104 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) NUIG: GY101 Arts-Psychology (Level 8, 3-4 Years) SETU Carlow/Waterford: SE205 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years), SE200 Psychology - Arts (Level 8, 3 Years) IADT: DL825 Applied Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) Maynooth University: MH101 Arts with Psychological Studies (Level 8, 3 Years) Maynooth: MH106 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) UCD: DN720 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years) DN620 Criminology with Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) TCD: TR006 Psychology (Level 8, 4 Years) St. Nicholas College: NM802 Psychology (Level 8, 3-4 Years) NCI: NC010 Psychology (Level 8, 3 Years)
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01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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