Level 5

RefCourse titleFT/PTHubElectives
5M2181 Applied Social Studies FTPsychology and Social Studies
5M2181 Psychology & Social Studies (FT) FTPsychology and Social Studies

Applied Social Studies

Full time


These courses lead to Applied Social Studies QQI level 5 5M2181.  The courses introduces the student to the area of social care in a variety of settings.  It develops the core skills and knowledge to practice safely in caring for people with a range of social care needs.  Integral to this course is the development of empathy and understanding when working with people in a variety of care environments.

Core Modules
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Work Experience
  • Communications
  • Social Studies
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Word Processing
  • Psychology
Elective Modules
  • Care Support
  • Safety and Health at Work

Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

Psychology and Social Studies Hub General Information

Progression Examples

On completing this course successful applicants can make an informed choice about working or studying further in the vocational areas of applied psychology and social studies.

Graduates who achieve the required standard may also progress to further studies to Institutes of Technology and Universities.  Examples of progression courses include:

  • NUIM, MH107 Social Science
  • IT Tallaght, TA025 Social Care Practice
  • DCU, DC209 Health & Society
  • NCI, NC010 Psychology
  • IADT – BA Hons. in Social Care Practice (TA025)
  • IT Carlow – BA in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) (CW717)