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Advanced Psychology


Social and Vocational Integration – 6M2218

Course Description

This course provides the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence, to work independently and with others to provide services in the care area. The course is a follow-on course to the Introduction to Counselling and Psychology course at Plunket College of Further Education which introduced students to psychology and counselling skills, with an emphasis on reflection and self-awareness. This course will be of benefit to those who have a particular interest in the professional aspects of social care. Students will get an understanding of the many roles of a care worker and models of social care provision. For instance, there is an emphasis in current practice of integrating people with disabilities or special educational needs within mainstream provision. It also allows the learner to progress to higher education and training.

Entry Requirements

QQI Level 5 Award or Equivalent in a related discipline, such as Psychology, Access Programmes, General Learning’ Social Studies and Community and Health Services programmes.

Prior learning and practical work experience will be taken into account at interview stage. Mature and international students are most welcome to apply.  A number of VTOS places are available.

Course Content


Child Psychology 6N2023

Personal Centred Planning 6N2206

Psychology 5N0764/Sports Psychology 6N4665

Personal and Professional Development 6N1949

Psychology of People  5N3634

Team Leadership 6N1948

Disability Awareness 6N1975

Mental Health Awareness 6N2209

Rehabilitation Practice 6N2196

Health Promotion 6N2214


Educational Progression

Successful completion of this programme enables learners to gain entry to Universities and Institutes of Technology, through the Higher Education Links Scheme and through advanced entry route. www.cao.ie

Career Opportunities

Graduates may enter employment in a range of care settings with this qualification e.g. working with people with disabilities, the homeless, older people or those with alcohol/drug dependency

Course Fees



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