Course information

B09 - COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES

Provider: Waterford College of Further Education

Address: Parnell Street, Waterford

Web: http://www.wcfe.ie/jcms/

Contact: Philip Deegan

Title: Director of Adult Education

Email: pdeegan@wcfe.ie

Telephone: 051 874053

Category B : Certificate (NFQ 5 level) courses
Objectives

This course will benefit those with an interest in the care, diagnosis and treatment of addiction. The course is a springboard to higher education courses in Social Studies, Health Care, Community Studies, Counselling and Psychology, Psychotherapy and Addiction Counselling.

Content

Work experience placement in a related vocational area is an integral part of this course. Students must obtain one day per week work experience for the academic year. There will also be one week of block placement in the first and second terms.

Target Group

Progression: The full QQI Level 5 Certificate facilities entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions. Progression to Advanced Social Care in WCFE is also possible, specific progression pathways to WIT are agreed.

Entry Requirement

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent
  • Successful completion of interview
  • Applications from mature students will be considered
  • Applicants will be required to undertake Garda Vetting
  • Written references
Qualification
QQI Level 5 - Social and Vocational Integration (5M2181)
Assessment
n.a.
Accreditation
QQI
Background
Dates / Availability
One year course. Contact WCFE for details.
Location
Waterford
Region
Munster
Application
Check website for details.
Cost
€300. But other fees include: Occupational First Aid €90; Patient and Manual Handling €50; MAPA €25; Textbooks approx €100. ? Hepatitis B Injections [through your GP or medical centre]