Online Diploma in Occupational Psychology

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11 weeks, part-time, one evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm
Start Date:
Online: 24th February
On-Campus: 24th February
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This course is starting in February 2022

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Why the Psychology of Work?

Work Psychology is a field of psychology that applies psychological theories in organisations.  Psychology is a study of mind and behaviour.  Work Psychology then attempts to consider how employees’ attitudes and motivations influence each other and the entity that they work in.  Most of us will spend a considerable amount of time as part of a workforce.  It is critical then that we enhance our understanding of the psychology of work as it is directly relevant to all of us. 

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Course Overview

Regardless of the type of workplace, (large or small, global or local, corporate or non-corporate, service or product, etc.), all have people contributing to them.  It is imperative that people understand how they impact and are impacted by their workplace.  People, and their attitudes and motivations in their workplaces have a strong bearing on their workplace.  A knowledge of workplace psychology can contribute strongly to organisations, business and their management.  This Diploma aims to provide students will this knowledge.  

On successful completion of this Diploma the learner will be able to:

1.       Evaluate key theories of psychology as applied in modern workplaces and organisations

2.       Outline theories of job design and job analyses, including employee assessment

3.       Explain how attitudes and motivation influence behaviour in the workplace

4.       Recognise and respond appropriately to work-related stress

5.       Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of technology enhancing the world of work

6.       Identify and evaluate the effectiveness of technology enhancing the world of work

The programme affords the opportunity of exploring IBM Enterprise Design Thinking philosophy and obtaining their associated Practitioner Badge.  Enterprise Design Thinking is a framework to solve users’ (employees, managers, customers, business partners, etc.) problems at the speed and scale of the modern enterprise.  It sees problems and solutions as an on-going conversation, focusing on user outcomes, restless reinvention and diverse empowered teams.


What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Course Content

  • Occupational Psychology in context.
  • Individuals with individual differences working together.
  • Socio-cognitive approaches to differences among individuals in the workplace.
  • Job Design and Job Analysis theories.
  • Attitudes and motivation influencing behaviour in the workplace.
  • Work-related stress, the psychological and organisational impacts, tackling triggers and effects.
  • Working together, the psychology of teams, leaders and followers.
  • IBM Enterprise Design Thinking.
  • The technology-enhanced world of work (HCI, mobile / remote work, online communications).
  • Organisational dynamics and behaviour, structures and culture, psychology at organisational level.


The programme is assessed entirely by coursework.  There is no formal exam.

Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.

Career Opportunities

If you would like to pursue further studies, you can take other IBAT psychology Diplomas – The Diploma in Psychology, The Diploma in Human Resource Management.  You can also explore a career in psychology, specifically organisational psychology, or the psychology aspects of human resources management. 

Entry Requirements

While it is helpful to have completed the Diploma in Psychology (or equivalent), it is not an absolute requirement. You should have a strong interest in human interactions in workplace environments.

How to Apply

Don’t miss out because you’re unsure.

You can contact or apply to us directly using the the "Contact Us" or "Apply Online" options below, this will reserve your place and also give us the key details to start your application, a member of our admissions team will then contact you with further details, or alternatively you can simply "Ask us a Question" using the form below.

You can also "Book a One-to-One" with one of our course specialists who will provide you with additional guidance on your application, you can set up a meeting by:

  • Calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055 
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We also have flexible payment plans, please contact us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.

We look forward to meeting you.

Meet Kevin Lynch, Psychology Lecturer

IBAT is now offering 100% interactive learning via virtual classrooms, all at an affordable price. We’re adapting along with the rest of the world, to the new normal. With an increasing shift towards online learning and as jobs become harder to find, now is the time to take initiative and upskill by gaining a diploma from the comfort of your own home.

Benefit from live sessions with our expert tutors who are teaching in real-time and can therefore engage with you directly. Seize this opportunity to boost your prospects and stay ahead of the competition. 

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