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Certificate in Psychology (Online)

Status: Closed




12 Full Days


Applied Social Sciences

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



The aim of this programme is to expose learners to a range of perspectives within psychology. Learners will reflect on the varied perspectives for understanding the person and the way in which thinking develops. They will also explore social psychological themes to give them a greater understanding of the link between the individual and social interactions. The programme will give participants an understanding of the complex and multifaceted influences on human thinking and behaviour.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must be 18 years or older and must demonstrate an interest in the field of Psychology.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?

  • Psychology, identities and the person (5 Credits)

    This module will provide students with specialised knowledge in the area of psychology and the development of the self. It will explore the theoretical underpinnings of six perspectives within psychology and allow students to explore the varied and often contradictory ways in which identities and selves are understood, researched and supported within the discipline of psychology.

  • Psychology: Interactions, families and social issues (5 Credits)  

    This module will provide students with specialised knowledge across a variety of areas in psychology relating to social interactions, families and the kinds of social psychological issues that arise in society. Students will integrate research and theory from a range of perspectives within psychology in order to develop an understanding of the ways in which the presence of other people impacts profoundly on human behaviour. They will also examine the ways in which findings from forensic, community and occupational psychology may be relevant to their work.

More Information


The programme will be delivered online over12 Saturdays commencing 3rd October, 10am-4pm each day
2020:Oct 3rd, Oct 17th, Nov 7th, Nov 21st, Dec 5th & Dec12th
2021:Jan 16th, Jan 30th, Feb 13th,Feb 27th, March 13th & March 27th

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college.  The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.


Learners will complete a written portfolio assignment for the first module and sit an end of module examination for the second module.


Certificate in Psychology (Special Purpose Award Level 6, 10 Credits)

Application Deadline

2nd October at 1pm

For queries relating to course content

Contact: Marie A Walsh 


Course Fees




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