Mature Applicants

Mature Students – Application Process

At ICHAS we are aware that the decision to return to education after a number of years is a significant one. You need to be confident about your choice of programme and the support available to you. ICHAS supports mature students in a number of ways such as through our  student portal which contains information on writing your first essay and academic referencing. We also deliver many modules through blended learning, a collaborative approach where students are supported through online discussion forums and self-directed learning.

If you are 23 years of age or over on the 1st of January on the year of entry then you are considered to be a mature student. Mature students should apply directly to ICHAS using the appropriate application form. Potential students will be assessed on the basis of application, previous experience and general educational standard. Admission to programmes will require applicants to complete an interview before they are offered a place.

Please consult the relevant programme pages for specific application and admission criteria regarding the programmes you are interested in.

For Level 7 or 8 Applications, please click here to download the appropriate application form

For Level 9 MA Applications, please click here to download the application form

For Certificate programmes, please use the application form available here

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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.

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