Course information

C12 - 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

The aim of this blended online Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree programme is to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of learners in the theory and practice of applied addiction studies and community development.

The purpose of the programme is to build the capacity of community drugs workers and those working and volunteering in the wider community within an addiction context.

Content

Stage one (certificate)

Module 1            Learning to Learn at Third Level
Module 2            Introduction to Community Development
Module 3            Social Analysis
Module 4            Group Work and Facilitation Skills
Module 5            The Nature and Context of Addiction
Module 6            Drug Prevention, Education and Awareness 

Stage two (higher certificate)

Module 1            Community Development Practical Approaches
Module 2            Understanding and Managing Conflict in a Community Development Context
Module 3            Social Policy
Module 4            Reflective Practice, Knowledge, Skills & Attitude
Module 5            Introduction to Counselling and Motivational Interviewing
Module 6            Approaches to Treatment and Rehabilitation 

Stage three (Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree)

Module 1            Transformative Community Education
Module 2            Drugs and Crime in a Global Context
Module 3            Research Methods and Practice
Module 4            Project Cycle Management in the Community and Voluntary Sector
Module 5            Community Drug Work and Leadership in Practice
Module 6            Community Development and Technology

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.

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 South East Technological University 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 https://www.ancosan.ie/higher-education/#degree-addiction-studies-community or http://www.ancosan.ie/higher-education.php

Qualification
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development (awarded by the South East Technological University).
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
Background

This BA was new in 2012.

Dates / Availability
The programme runs from September to June and operates on a three-year cycle.
Location
These programmes are all delivered primarily online with occasional sessions held in An Cosán’s community education centre in Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin.
Region
Leinster
Application
For further information or to express your interest in the programme contact An Cosán.
Cost
€5,400 or €1,800 per stage. Phased payment options are available.