Course information


Provider: Urrus/The Ballymun Youth Action Project

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


Contact: Gabrielle Gilligan

Title: Administrative Assistant


Telephone: 01 846 7980 / 01 842 5726

Category F : Distance learning or online courses

This programme is offered in response to the emerging skills, knowledge and practice needs of new and existing keyworkers in the drug and alcohol, homeless and broader social care sector. Urrús Keyworking, Care Planning and Case Management programme will give learners the opportunity to understand the systems of key working, care planning and case management within the National Drug Rehabilitation Framework.


Contents will include:
• Key Working – systems and processes.
• Care Planning – policy and practice.
• Case Management – framework and communications.
• Professional Boundaries – understanding and techniques
• Confidentiality and Case Notes – guidelines and application
• Reflective and Professional Practice – theories and practice

Target Group

This training is for new or existing keyworkers, support workers and other practitioners in the drug and alcohol field and in the broader social care field. Applicants must have at least one level 5 module in addiction or in a related care sector field and be available to attend the programme as described.

Entry Requirement

It is essential that students have computer, internet access and email to engage with the course learning.

Selection Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form and attend an interview. Shortlisting may apply. For more information on the course, see the URRUS website  

The programme offers a progression pathway to the Level 7 Diploma in Community Drug and Alcohol Work delivered in partnership by Urrús and University College Dublin.
The assessment approaches used in the programme include written assignments and learning journals. Assessment is carried out throughout the course, as individual modules are completed.
URRÚS is registered with QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland). On successful completion of the programme learners will receive a component certificate in Person Centred Planning (6N2206) QQI Level 6 and Boundary Management (6N2207) QQI Level 6. The programme is accredited as QQI Award (Minor) Level 6 - Further Education and Training.

URRÚS (Irish for “strength” or “confidence”) was founded in 1996, by the Ballymun Youth Action Project, to provide training in relation to drug misuse.

Dates / Availability
The programme runs over twelve weeks, one-day a week (10am-5pm) and will start Thursday 9th September.
Online course
Booking form is available from URRUS. Closing date for completed applications is Friday 20th August. Interviews will be held shortly after closing date. If you have any further questions please contact the office – 01 8467980 /
Category 1 - €50.00. Booking deposit €10 (non-refundable). Category 2 - Living/working in the Ballymun Local Drug Task Force Area €5 Registration fee (non-refundable).