Diploma in Occupational Psychology

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11 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
27th June 2023
27th September 2023
Tuesday (June)
Wednesday (September)
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Normal Price:
Online: €980
On-Campus: €1295

This Course is starting in June and Sept 2023

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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

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.

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.

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).

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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) or HRM, these are not an absolute requirement. You should have a strong interest in people.

How to Apply

Click on ‘Find out More’ or ‘Apply Now’ to reserve your place or enquire more about this course.

You can also book a one to one with one of our course specialists by calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055  or emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also have flexible payment plans, please ‘Find out More’ or call 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.

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Digital Credentials
A Digital Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of all coursework relevant to each topic, in addition, you will also receive a Digital Badge.

What is a Digital Badge?
A micro-credential is a compact credential that verifies the achievement of a skill or knowledge gained. A Digital Badge is a visual representation of having earned a micro-credential which can be shared on various online platforms to showcase the earner’s achievement.

Why have a Digital Badge?
Your Digital Badge and Certificate can be shared on social media channels such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Digital Badges can also be added to email signatures, displayed on resumes or added to recognised achievement platforms such as Badgr, Credly and OpenBadges. These are a great way to communicate your knowledge and skills, and highlight your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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Student Benefits

Discover the additional support services and facilities we have to help you thrive; from IT Labs, a Career Service, Networking Evenings and more..

On-Campus vs Online

You can attend lectures Online or On Campus, offering maximum flexibility with your time and how you learn.

Online Study

  • No geographic restrictions. Study wherever you are in the world
  • Lower fees and reduced costs on accommodation, transport etc
  • Flexible schedule and self-paced learning
  • Ideal for working professionals
  • Opportunity to interact with learners across the globe
  • Live sessions with mentors to address any student questions or queries
  • Access to all recorded sessions

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