Welcome to ICHAS

Dear Friends and Colleagues,maria_carmody

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. The Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences is now regarded as one of the most progressive 3rd level colleges in Ireland. All our programmes are accredited and awarded by Quality and Qualification Ireland and are recognised by employers both in Ireland and abroad.

Learning is at the centre of our life in the college and as a student you will be fully supported throughout your educational journey. Two themes that run throughout the college are flexible and affordable education for all. Students who participate on our programmes have a variety of approaches and ways in which to study and complete their course. The college utilises blended learning in many of our modules. Blended learning incorporates online study with face-to-face lectures.

Affordability is also central to our ethos allowing greater access for all. We constantly strive to keep our programme which are of the highest quality and standards. Our “Learn and Earn” policy has been highly commended as an initiative that allows greater access for many people who would not otherwise access 3rd level education.

Whether you are returning to education as a mature student or entering third-level education for the first time, ICHAS will support your learning. The College is dedicated to the delivery of high–quality programmes in the areas of counselling, childcare and youth studies, business studies, spirituality and wellbeing.  All of our courses are designed to allow students to balance their personal life and work commitments with study.  Our academic team will provide you with the resources and support necessary to achieve your goals in the course you have chosen.

I encourage you to familiarise yourself with our counselling courses, childcare degrees and CPD options. Through quality education with ICHAS, you will excel in ways you never dreamed possible.

Maria Carmody

Director of Corporate Affairs & President of National Counselling and Psychotherapy Institute of Ireland

Learn with the Best

Our range of professional degrees and short courses are some of the most modern and inovative available today. Whether you are training to be a professional, seeking to upgrade your skills and knowledge, or just want learn for your own personal development; we have the course for you.

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JIM MEANEY
M.A. Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy – Graduate 2011

Joining ICHAS at diploma level, my aspiration was to discover what counselling was about. After the diploma and through the Level 8 and Level 9 programmes, it became more about discovering who I was and then becoming a reflective counsellor. Understanding my self was most important if I was to help others with their journey. An additional benefit from this course was meeting so many different people from different backgrounds and with different views which taught me more about working with people, as a client or otherwise.

The college, course, staff and peers enabled this journey for me, where I have become a more holistic person. Now that I have ended up with a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy through the various challenges along the way is a great achievement for me.

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Sinead MCGuinness
(Graduate of the MA in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; BA (Hons) in Counselling and PsychotherapyBA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I began my voyage with ICHAS in Studying for the BA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy studies was the beginning of my voyage with ICHAS. I never imaged what an amazing voyage this would be and all the amazing people I would meet along my way.  I am still on my voyage and still meeting amazing people and still learning every day. My studies with ICHAS went further than I could ever have believed with finding myself growing both on a personal and professional level. The college at all times (more…)

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Patrick Fitzgerald
(BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I came into ICHAS knowing that I wanted to help and work with people. Currently in my third year and all I can say is that I am amazed by how much I have grown both as a person and as a student. I was out of education for two years before starting and had fears and reservations about my ability as an academic and still not fully sure what I wanted to do with my life. The environment here compared to University’s or Institutes is not focused on just delivering the content and getting you through your degree or masters. Here they are looking at the individual behind the books and making sure that each student receives the same quality engagement that I have not seen anywhere else. ICHAS has allowed me over the last three years to see my true potential and ability through the stimulating learning environment here. I recommend this college to anyone looking into the areas of Counselling and Psychotherapy due to the high level of engagement with peers and lecturers.

Phone: 061 216 288
Walton House, Lonsdale Rd., National Technology Park,
Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
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