Course information

F02 - CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED ADDICTION STUDIES & 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 F : Distance learning or online courses
Objectives

This interdisciplinary 1 year blended online certificate programme aims to develop knowledge, skills and competencies 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 1 / 60 ECTS

• Learning to learn at third level (QQI Level 6)
• Introduction to community development (QQI Level 6)
• The nature and context of addiction (QQI Level 6)
• Group work and facilitation skills (QQI Level 6)
• Social analysis (QQI Level 6)
• Drug prevention, education & awareness (QQI Level 6)

Target Group

VCC is working in partnership with IT Carlow to develop a blended online Bachelor of Arts in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development (QQI Level 7). Learners who complete Stage 1 at Level 6 of the NFQ (60 credits) are eligible to exit the programme with a “Certificate in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development” (Minor Award Level 6) or to progress to Higher Certificate and BA awards.

Entry Requirement

Progression pathways are open to An Cosán VCC learners.

Selection Procedure
Qualification
Certificate at NFQ QQI level 6
Assessment
As per syllabus.
Accreditation
An Cosan and IT Carlow
Background

An Cosan also run a Certificate in Applied Addiction Studies & Community Development in Dublin.

Dates / Availability
September
Location
Blended learning course that is mostly online but with occasional sessions held in An Cosán’s community education centre in Jobstown, Tallaght, Dublin.
Region
Ulster,Munster,Leinster,Dublin,Connacht
Application
See website
Cost
€1,800 or €300 per module.