Community Addiction Studies Course QQI Award (Minor) Level 5

Duration: 100 Hours (held over 20 sessions)

Organisation of Programme: Part-time (The programme will run over 20 weeks – 1-evening each week with one full Saturday, date of which to be confirmed)

Aim of Programme

The purpose of the Community Addiction Studies Course is to enable people to:

  • Learn about drugs and their effects
  • Develop an understanding of addiction
  • Examine their own attitudes
  • Become more effective in their personal responses
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to become more effective in responding to drug misuse in their own communities

Student/Trainee Profile: Residents or people working in the community who feel they would like to be more effective when it comes to drug/alcohol issues.  There are no education requirements to be part of this course, only a willingness to learn.  This programme is an NFQ Level 5 module.  

Number of Students/Trainees: 18-20 per course.

Application Procedure: Application forms need to be filled out and all applicants are required to take part in an interview.

Selection Procedure: Application Committee selects participants based on written application and interview.  Appeals can be addressed to Drug & Alcohol Task Force Co-ordinator, Clara Geaney.

Certification: Through Urrús, Ballymun.  Urrús is registered with QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland).  The programme is accredited as Community Addiction Studies QQI Award (Minor) Level 5 – Further Education and Training.

Cost: €200.

Start Date / Time: Tuesday 6pm to 9pm – Start date Tuesday 24th September 2019  

Location Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership, 4 Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot.