Provider: An Cosan
Address: Kiltalown Village Centre, Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Contact: Eithne Dunne
Title: Education Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01 462 8488
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.
Learning to learn at third level
Introduction to community development
The nature and context of addiction
Group work and facilitation skills
Drug prevention, education and awareness
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
Introduction to counselling and motivational interviewing
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
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.
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.
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
This BA was new in 2012.