B01 - SUBSTANCE USE ISSUES IN YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORK

Provider: Community Outreach Drug and Alcohol Project – Cork City Partnership

Address: Cork City Partnership Ltd. Level 1, Heron House Blackpool Retail Park Blackpool Cork City Telephone: 021–4302310

Web: http://www.corkcitypartnership.ie

Contact: Jacqueline Daly

Title: Community Development / Drug & Alcohol Worker

Email: jdaly@partnershipcork.ie

Telephone: 087 1962030

Category B : Certificate (NFQ 5 level) courses
Objectives

This course is designed to promote good practice among those who work (paid / voluntary) with young people and communities. It provides a critical perspective on some of the issues including community development and drug / alcohol issues which can affect young people and communities and encourages the development of coherent responses at individual and organisational level. The two components should promote the ability of learners to work safely and effectively in youth and / or community work settings. The programme also aims to provide the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills in sourcing and / or resourcing applicable supports systems, both within and outside their communities.

Content

1. Understanding Community Development - The purpose of this component is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and ability to engage with the key ideas which underpin community development in Ireland. It will also outline the potential of community development to contribute to social change in relation to a range of issues e.g. poverty, equality, attitudes to substance misuse, immigration etc. This component will also look at some current challenges to community development's role as a process of social change in favour of the most marginalised.

2. Substance use issues for youth work

Target Group

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Entry Requirement

Applicants must:
• Be aged 21 or over,
• Send in relevant application form,
• Attend a pre-entry information session,
• Attend an interview in Cork City Partnership,
• Have Leaving Certificate or its equivalent and /or relevant life and work experiences (recognised prior learning),
Applicants are expected to be active participants in the community in either a voluntary or work capacity. 
In order to gain employment or volunteer in this sector Garda Vetting is mandatory.

Qualification
Graduates will receive a QQI /FETAC Level 5 Combined Component Award.
Assessment
A variety of continuous assessment models will be employed and at least 80% attendance at the course is essential.
Accreditation
NFQ
Background

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Dates / Availability
This course will be offered on a part time basis over the academic year (Sept/Oct— April/May), Tuesday evening: 7.00 — 10.00 pm
Location
Cork College of Commerce, Morrison’s Island Cork City
Region
Munster
Application
Contact Jacqueline Daly on 021 4302310 / 087 1962030 or jdaly@partnershipcork.ie for application form.
Cost
€125. Subject to change.