College of Management and IT (CMIT)

QQI Psychology course

Qualification under the NFQ.

eLearning course with Tutor Support.

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Course Details

This distance learning, QQI accredited Psychology course means that Students can study flexibly at home, or at work, and can gain a nationally accredited Qualification.

This course is aimed at providing learners with introductory level knowledge of the major theories and concepts in psychology. It aims to equip learners with competencies needed to describe and explain the principles, concepts, and main therapies for major psychological perspectives. They will also gain an understanding of the science behind psychology including forming a research question, subjects and samples, the experimental method and design. 

By choosing to study this course with CMIT, Students have 24×7 access to CMIT eLearning for the duration of the course. This includes a comprehensive Course Manual, Video, Quizzes and personalised Tutor Support. The course documentation for this QQI certified course is detailed and easy to read. You will also be able to upload assessments for this QQI Psychology course online and receive online feedback. You can use the eLearning system from any computer that has internet access.

Who should complete this QQI Psychology course?
  • Aspiring Counsellors: The course is beneficial for those considering a career in counselling, providing foundational knowledge in psychotherapy techniques and psychological sciences, which are crucial for effective counselling practices.
  • People Management Professionals: Individuals in people management can gain insights into motivational theories, personality studies, and stress management, enhancing their people management skills.
  • Educators and Teachers: Teachers can utilize the knowledge gained in human behavior and cognitive psychology to better understand and support their students’ learning and emotional needs.
  • Healthcare Professionals: Those in healthcare careers will find the course useful in understanding the human psyche, aiding in patient care and communication.
  • Communication Specialists: The course’s focus on key psychology concepts like attitudes and emotions can benefit professionals in communications, helping them to devise more effective communication strategies and understand audience behavior.
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
  • Leaving Cert, Level 4 award or equivalent, and/or relevant Life or Work Experience.
  • Learners must be a resident of Ireland / based in Ireland and hold a valid PPS Number.
  • Candidates must be fluent in English with excellent written English Skills in order to achieve the assessment criteria. Queries on the standard required can be directed to the college.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • A basic working knowledge of computers in addition to a computer with internet access and word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word or Google Docs) is required to do the course.
  • For technical requirements required to access CMIT eLearning click here>
  • For more details on the suitability of this course click here>


How CMIT eLearning Works…
Topics covered in this QQI Psychology course
Unit 1: Introduction
  • What is Psychology?
  • What is Psychotherapy?
  • Psychological science
Unit 2: Major theories of psychology
  • Psychoanalytic psychology
  • Behaviourist psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Humanist psychology
Unit 3: Key concepts in psychology
  • Attitudes
  • Motivation
  • Personality
  • Feeling and emotion
  • Stress and anxiety
Unit 4: Psychotherapy techniques
  • Psychological disorders and therapies
  • Psychodynamic Therapy (Psychoanalysis)
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic-oriented Therapy
  • Ethical issues in diagnosing and treating abnormal behaviour
  • This Psychology course is assessed through completion of an Assignment and a theory-based Examination.
  • As part of our quality assurance, student assessment work will be marked by an Internal Assessor, then checked by an Internal Verifier and an independent QQI External Authenticator.
Transfer and Progression to Further Studies
  • This Psychology course leads to a Level 5 component award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 5 component certificate as credit towards the following QQI Major Award: Level 5 Healthcare Support (5M4339). For more details contact us.
  • Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 component certificate in Psychology (5N0754) from QQI.
  • Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. CMIT is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland.
  • Click here for Accreditation Details

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