Course information

B10 - COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE QQI Award (Minor) Level 5

Provider: Urrus/The Ballymun Youth Action Project

Address: Horizons Centre, Balcurris Road, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Web: http://www.byap.ie

Contact: Gabrielle Gilligan

Title: Administrative Assistant

Email: urrus@byap.ie

Telephone: 01 846 7980 / 01 842 5726

Category B : Certificate (NFQ 5 level) courses
Objectives

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
• Explore the effects of drug mis-use on the family
• Develop the skills and knowledge to become more effective in responding to drug misuse in their own communities

Content
  • Pharmaceutical information on drugs & their effects
  • Process of addiction
  • How addiction effects individuals, families, communities
  • Social analysis
  • Media analysis
  • Personal development
  • How individuals and communities can respond
  • Field visits to drugs services
Target Group

Community members 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.

Entry Requirement

Prospective students need to be available to engage in learning and study on the days indicated for each programme. It is essential that students have computer and internet access to engage with the learning.

Selection Procedure

Application committee selects participants based on written application and interview. See webpage: https://byap.ie/services/urrus/september-2022-training

Qualification
QQI Award (Minor) Level 5.
Assessment
Assessment is carried out throughout the course.
Accreditation
QQI Award
Background

n.a.

Dates / Availability
September. This course runs over ten weeks (one-day each week) or over 20 weeks (one evening each week).
Location
Ballymun, Dublin
Region
Dublin
Application
Contact URRUS. 01 8467980. email urrus@byap.ie or see website www.byap.ie.
Cost
€200. Category 2 - Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force Area - €70