Certificate in Psychology

Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages

  • Aim of Programme

    Aim of Programme

    The main aim of the programme 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.

    Online / Blended

    • 6
      NFQ Level
    • 20

    Programme Content

    Programme Content

    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

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years)


    Leaving Certificate – Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate.

    Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)


    any QQI Level 5 (Full award with a minimum of eight modules)


    Recognition of Prior Learning.  (APL/APEL)




    Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to you on www.aitflexiblelearning.ie.

    During Induction, you will be given the opportunity to:

    • Meet your programme lecturers, programme co-ordinator and students
    • Overview of the programme handbook, programme’s modules, assessments and delivery timetable
    • Introduction to TUS Midlands’s operating systems including MS Office, Zoom, Moodle etc
    • Outline of the learning supports available to you during the programme




    Progression from the Certificate in Psychology programme is on to the level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology programme which is a full-time programme. Entry criteria to this bachelor is based on an interview covering individuals relevant work experience (typically in the psychology field in excess of 5 years) and Recognition of Prior Learning, a curriculum vitae and completion of the Certificate in Psychology programme.




    1 Year: 24 weeks

    Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Online) 


    Semester 1 (2021)

    Semester 2 (2022)





    Wednesday 14th September 2022


    [email protected]

  • Please refer to our Quick Help Guide  for step by step instructions for online application.

    This programme introduces participants to the field of psychology, and provides an understanding of human development.