Certificate in Psychology NFQ Level 6

Certificate in Psychology NFQ Level 6

Course Overview

  • 1

    Year P/T

  • 6


Why take this course?

The main aim of the Certificate in Psychology is to introduce students to the discipline of psychology, and to provide them with an understanding of human development. Students will be encouraged to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society.

On successful completion the learner will/should be able to:

Describe and evaluate the main research methods used in psychology.

Demonstrate an understanding of major perspectives in psychology.

Demonstrate an understanding of cognitive, language, social and emotional development.

Describe the various approaches to understanding psychology

Discuss the factors which influence how people think about, influence and relate to one another.

What will I experience?


Introduction to Psychology

Nature of Psychology, Learning and Conditioning, Personality, Social Psychology,

Social Thinking: Social Perception / Attribution, Attitudes

Social Influence and Small Groups: Conformity, Obedience and Groupthink,

Social Relations: Prejudice, Aggression, Intergroup Relations,

Prejudice: Causes and Cures

Developmental Psychology, What is Psychology?, The Psychodynamic Approach to the Development of Personality, Perspectives on Learning

Cognitive Development, Language Development, Social and Emotional Development, Attachment.

What opportunities might it lead to?

This is a stand alone programme. On completion this programme provides individuals a fundamental understanding to psychology should he/she pursue a career in this area.

Additional Information

Institute Induction for new student to AIT will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018 from 9.30am to 1.00pm.

Attendance on that date is compulsory

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Duration:
1 Year P/T
Course Commencement Date:

Tuesday 20 September 2018. 1 year: 24 weeks – Tuesday 6.00pm to 9.30pm. (plus occasional Saturdays)

Course Award:
Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Mature applicant or Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examinations. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish). Or Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable.

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Pauline Clarke Orohoe

Pauline is the Placement Coordinator for students on the Applied Social Studies course through the Department of Lifelong Learning.

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