Psychology Course

QQI level 5


This course is for those interested in the study of human behaviour and human mind. It is designed to provide learners with an introductory understanding of psychology as a field of study. The course will have a strong focus on connecting the theory of psychology to practice, such as therapies and interventions linked with the major psychological perspectives.


Topics include:

  1. Introduction to psychology as a discipline

  2. Main psychological perspectives

  3. Personality: features and personality assessments

  4. Social psychology: characteristics, conformity, group behaviours

  5. Abnormal psychology: classifications and diagnoses

  6. Therapies and interventions

  7. Ethics in the study of psychology

  8. Research skills

  9. DCU guest speaker talks


The programme is offered twice a year in September - December and February - May, on a part-time basis, 1 morning a week for 12 weeks.


Programme accreditation:

  1. Awarding body: QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

  2. Awards: QQI Level 5 component award in Psychology (5N0754)


CAFTA Ltd. will ensure that all learners are able to make informed choices regarding the programmes and enter programmes without unnecessary barriers. CAFTA Ltd. will support learners to successfully complete programmes, and will encourage and inform learners about different progression routes that are open to them on completion of their QQI programmes.