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.


4 replies
    • Gary Roche
      Gary Roche says:

      Hi Yes,
      Thanks for your question. We will open applications for the course in July 2021.
      We will promote the course on this website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages then.
      Thank You.

    • Gary Roche
      Gary Roche says:

      Hi, We’re hoping to run it September 2021. Unfortunately we cannot reserve places as places are offered on a first come first served application basis and are offered following an informal interview. We will have a document on this website and on facebook/twitter with course information and application form. This will be published end of June/ beginning of July 2021.

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