Course information

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

The course is designed to promote good practice among those who work (in a paid or voluntary capacity) with young people and communities who are affected by various issues.

Content

Modules: Understanding Community Development 5N1901 & Substance Use Issues for Youth Work 5N2176.

The course aims to provide a critical perspective on some of the issues that affect young people and their communities and encourages the development of coherent responses at individual and organisational level. The components (Understanding Community Development and Substance Use Issues) should support 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 regarding applicable supports systems, both within and outside their communities.

Target Group

n.a.

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.

Selection Procedure
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

n.a.

Dates / Availability
The course will be run over a one year academic period on a Tuesday evening from September to April (20 weeks) online and onsite in the Cork College of FET (Night Classes), Cork City.
Location
Online and 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
€130. Subject to change.