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Addiction Studies (L6, 10 ECTS)

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Level

06

Duration

16 Days

Department

Applied Social Sciences


Start Date

20/01/2023

Course Type

Flexible & Professional

Location

Limerick

This programme is an entry level suitable for people who are interested in broadening their understanding and experience of the field of addiction, or to examine if they would like to pursue further training. Experiential learning plays a large role in the programme delivery which may present a challenge to people in early recovery or ongoing issues with addiction.

The aim of this programme is to provide an introduction to the topic of addiction to participants and to enable them to make an initial low-level intervention with an individual displaying addiction-related behaviour. The programme is particularly aimed at those who may encounter such behaviour in their personal or working lives.

On successful completion of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Recognise addiction-associated behaviour in a work or personal setting
  • Identify the proximate cause of the addiction-associated behaviour
  • Compile appropriate behaviour-related information
  • Make an initial intervention with the individual displaying such behaviour
  • Assist the individual displaying the addiction-related behaviour to seek professional help and be able to outline the nature of the help available

What are the entry requirements?

This programme is an entry level suitable for people who are interested in broadening their understanding and experience of the field of addiction, or to examine if they would like to pursue further training. Experiential learning plays a large role in the programme delivery which may present a challenge to people in early recovery or ongoing issues with addiction.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.

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What modules will I study?

  • Drug & Alcohol Education
  • Crisis Intervention & Detox
  • Harm reduction Policy
  • Ethics & Self Awareness
  • Effects of Addiction on Individual, Family & Community
  • 4 Tier Model
  • Screening & Assessment
  • Treatment Options & Approaches

More Information

Delivery

This certificate programme is delivered part time over 8 Friday/Saturday sessions on the TUS Moylish Campus, Limerick. Attendance comprises of 3 hours on Fridays from 6pm to 9pm and 7 hours on Saturdays from 10am to 5pm, commencing Friday 20th January 2023. The first two weekend sessions will be run back to back and then on a forthnightly basis as follows;

January 2023

Friday 20th 6-9pm
Saturday 21st 10am - 4pm
Friday 27th 6-9pm
Saturday 28th 10am - 4pm

February 2023

Friday 10th 6-9pm
Saturday 11th 10am - 4pm
Friday 24th 6-9pm
Saturday 25th 10am - 4pm

March 2023

Friday 10th 6-9pm
Saturday 11th 10am - 4pm
Friday 24th 6-9pm
Saturday 25th 10am - 4pm

April 2023

Friday 21st 6-9pm
Saturday 22nd 10am - 4pm

May 2023

Friday 5th 6-9pm
Saturday 6th 10am - 4pm

What will the time commitment be?

Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.

Assessment

This programme is assessed through a range of continuous assessments.

Qualification

Certificate in Addiction Studies, Special Purpose Award (Level 6, 10 Credits).

Application Deadline

Monday 12th December, 2022.

For queries relating to the course content

Contact: Neal Whelan
Email: Neal.Whelan@lit.ie

Course Fees

€850

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Department of Social Protection - Training Support Grant

If you are in receipt of a Jobseekers payment from the Department of Social Protection it may be worthwhile enquiring with a Case Officer at your local Intreo Centre about the Training Support Grant which supports Jobseekers that have identified work opportunities or where Case Officers have identified an immediate skills gap that represents an obstacle to taking up a job offer. This grant is applicable to courses up to Level 6 on the QQI. For details on the scheme see https://www.gov.ie/en/service/11dbee-training-support-grant/