If you are interested in people, their behaviours and motivations, and how they think and act in a range of situations, then our Psychology course will provide you with an introduction to this fascinating field. Psychology opens doors to our understanding of how people act and interact, and how psychological theories impact not only society and mental health, but also the worlds of business, law, design, education, social research, marketing and communications, and many more.

As part of our Psychology course, you will explore the theories and practices of psychology, learning about the methods used in psychological research, including techniques such as observation, case studies, psychometric tests, surveys and experiments. You will learn how this understanding influences the world at large.

This course will enable you to progress to a wide range of Higher Education options, including degrees in Applied Psychology and will introduce you to the possibility of people-centred careers such as counselling, therapy, behavioural studies and business management amongst many options.

What Makes This Course Special

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Learn new theory, concepts and techniques
  • Explore a range of career options
  • Prepare for many Higher Education options
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Psychology
  • Behavioural Studies
  • Communications
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Personal and Professional Development

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Counselling
  • Psychology
  • Community Organisation
  • Mental health
  • Education
  • Business management
  • Marketing and communications


My time at Carlow Institute has been nothing short of amazing. The staff here is not only exceptionally knowledgeable but also incredibly helpful and kind. The Psychology course and its well-structured modules have provided me with invaluable insights and knowledge that have helped me grow personally and academically. Through this course, I’ve gained an understanding of the human mind and behaviour, and it has inspired me to aim for the next level in my academic journey which is to go for the third level education next year.


Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in General Studies 5M3114


  • All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
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PLSS Code: 415750
Coordinator: Mary Kelly

Course is subject to minimum enrolment. The programme content shown is indicative and is subject to change according to Awarding Body requirements as well as enrolment and resources.