Course Description

Addiction Studies Level 7 Dublin Bluebell/Inchicore



The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad overview of key theoretical frameworks in relation to substance misuse and dependence, and to enable them to develop basic helping and intervention skills. Relevant to Garda, Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Social Workers and Community Workers as well as the general public. This course focuses on introducing participants to current debates on addiction. On completion, participants will have become familiar with contemporary addiction theory as well as prevention and treatment strategies. They will have explored associated issues such as public policy, factual information on substance misuse, gender issues and community drug prevention issues to name but a few. The course will provide participants with adequate knowledge and skills to respond effectively and positively to addiction-related issues as they arise at work or in the community. Location:

  • Bluebell, (01 708, 6062) Start Date: Weds. 26 Sept. 2018: Apply Here 

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Training ProviderMaynooth University
Course LocationDublin, Ireland
Location PostcodeDublin 8
Course CategoryAddiction Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 7 Certificate
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsNUI Certificate in Addiction Studies
Course Fee€1250
Course Duration100 hours One evening per week x 3 hours plus 3 Saturdays over the year.
Course TimeBluebell : Weds. 6.00-9.00
Entry RequirementsParticipants need to be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to: be willing to engage with group activities and group learning; be willing to learn through dialogue and reflection on experience; have a level of literacy that is sufficient to complete the assessment requirements. Please Note: All applicants are required to submit a short essay (approx. 300–500 words) describing their reasons for applying for the course. Applicants who apply to On Line venues should complete this essay in the Personal Statement section.
Carear PathThis course focuses on introducing participants to current debates on addiction. On completion, participants will have become familiar with contemporary addiction theory as well as prevention and treatment strategies. They will have explored associated issues such as public policy, factual information on substance misuse, gender issues and community drug prevention to name but a few. This course will provide participants with adequate knowledge and skills to respond effectively and positively to addiction-related issues as they arise at work or in the community. It constitutes part one of the NUI Diploma in Addiction Studies (Level 8) Programme and students who successfully complete this course may apply for progression to the Diploma course. PLEASE NOTE: This course is available nationwide as well as on the NUI Maynooth campus.
Phone(01) 708 6062
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Maynooth University



1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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