C19 - BACHELOR OF ARTS IN APPLIED ADDICTION STUDIES AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Provider: An Cosan

Address: Kiltalown Village Centre, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Web: http://www.ancosan.ie

Contact: Eithne Dunne

Title: Education Co-ordinator

Email: e.dunne@ancosan.com

Telephone: 01 462 8488

Category C : Courses leading to a professional or academic qualification (NFQ level 6 and higher)
Objectives

This programme aims to develop an understanding and analysis of theories and practices of addiction studies and community development. It will support the professional development of people who are employed in the field of addiction studies and community development, people who work in the community in a voluntary capacity and people with an interest in addiction studies and community development.

Content

Year 1
Learning to learn at third level
Introduction to community development
The nature and context of addiction
Group work and facilitation skills
Social analysis
Drug prevention, education and awareness

Year 2
Approaches to treatment and rehabilitation
Community development and practical approaches
Understanding and managing conflict in a community development context
Reflective practice: knowledge, skills and attitude
Social policy
Introduction to counselling and motivational interviewing

Year 3
Community development and technology
Research methods and practice
Project cycle management in the community and voluntary sector
Community education and transformational change
Drugs and crime in a global context
Community drug work and leadership in practice

Target Group

People who are employed in the field of addiction studies and community development; people who work in the community in a voluntary capacity; and people with an interest in addiction studies and community development.

Past students of the two year part time UCD Diploma in Community Drugs Work, or equivalent.

Entry Requirement

Applicants should have completed the Leaving Certificate or a Certificate at Level 5 of the National Framework of Qualifications in addiction studies and community development or a related area. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the Institute of Technology Carlow policy on recognition of prior learning.

Selection Procedure

Applications are treated on a case-by-case basis. Applicants may be required to attend for an interview. See website http://www.ancosan.ie/higher-education.php

Qualification
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development (awarded by the Institute of Technology Carlow).
Assessment
A variety of assessment methods such as reflective journals, presentations, research projects and portfolios, written examination and assignments are used on the programme.
Accreditation
NFQ Level 7 (180 ECTS)
Background

This BA was new in 2012.

Dates / Availability
The programme runs from September to June and operates on a three-year cycle. The next intake to Year 1 is scheduled for September 2017/2018.
Location
Tallaght, Dublin
Region
Leinster
Application
For further information or to express your interest in the programme contact Eithne Dunne at An Cosán.
Cost
€2,000 per year in 2016/2017 (subject to change). Phased payment options are available.