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.
Start Date / Time: Tuesday 6pm to 9pm – Start date Tuesday 24th September 2019
Location Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership, 4 Drumfinn Park, Ballyfermot.