Fulltime Classroom Generic programmes and qualifications

Applied Psychology (General Studies)

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to build the knowledge, skill and competence required for participation in higher education, including acquiring a broad range of knowledge in an area of personal interest, and key skills for academic research and enquiry.

Work placement / work experience may be a core feature/element of programmes in this field facilitating the enhancement of employability and transversal skills.

Target Award

QQI General Studies – 5M3114

Start Date: 27-08-2024 Hours/week: 20 Hrs 00 Mins


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Communications Level 5 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Personal Professional Development Personal & Professional Development (5N2985) QQI
Statistics Statistics (5N2066) QQI
Criminology Criminology (5N2107) QQI
Psychology Psychology (5N0754) QQI
Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution (5N0692) QQI
Research And Study Skills Research & Study Skills (5N3113) QQI
Family Studies Family Studies (5N4466) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have acquired a broad range of knowledge in an area of personal interest together with key skills for academic research and enquiry. Learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to make informed decisions concerning participation in further education or training.

Employability Statement
On completion of this Applied General programme and acquisition of transversal and employability skills, learners could progress to employment in a wide range of generalist roles in various sectors.


Waterford College of Further Education


Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 VKT9


  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Administration Office