This course is no longer active but may be in the future so contact the course provider for more details.

Provider: Cuan Mhuire and IT Tralee

Address: Tralee, Co Kerry

Web: http://www.ittralee.ie/en/

Contact: Admissions Officer


Email: admissions@ittralee.ie

Telephone: 066 7145638

Category C : Courses leading to a professional or academic qualification (NFQ level 6 and higher)

This four year course is a collaborative programme between the Insitute of Technology Tralee and Cuan Mhuire/Galilee House of Studies.

The purpose of this programme is to provide systematic training in counselling theory and practice at a level that prepares participants to counsel in a variety of settings and to use various counselling approaches.


The programme will be delivered by a team of experienced practising addiction counsellors and third level academic staff in Galilee House of Studies, Athy, Co. Kildare (Year 1 and Year 2) and the Institute of Technology Tralee, Co. Kerry (Year 3), with practice placement undertaken in Cuan Mhuire’s residential centres or other relevant clinical sites across Ireland (Year 4).

Target Group

Those interested in counselling.

Entry Requirement

Applicants must: Be over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of entry. AND Hold a Leaving Certificate or equivalent with a minimum of 2 x H5 and 4 x 06/H7. OR • Hold a full QQI (level 5) award with a minimum of 3 distinctions. OR • Have completed a recognition of prior learning (RPL) process with the college (applicants, who hold other qualifications and/or experience, may be considered for a place on this undergraduate programme).

Selection Procedure
Ba (Honours) in Counselling with Addiction
See course description.
NFQ level 8. Graduates will also be accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI) and the National Association of Pastrol Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP).

Cuan Mhuire is Ireland’s largest multi-site provider of residential detoxification and treatment for those suffering from addiction. Galilee House of Studies is an established provider of a higher education undergraduate diploma programme in counselling located in Athy, Co. Kildare.

Dates / Availability
September 2017
Athy Co Kildare and Tralee, Co Kerry
Apply to IT Tralee. Closing date for applications is 30 June 2017
Tuition fees are covered by the Free Fees Initiative, see www.studentfi nance.ie. • Students who are eligible for the free fees scheme are required to pay a student contribution charge of €3,000 (2016/17). • Students will be required to pay for additional personal supervision and counselling fees during the programme.