Course Description

Diploma in Addiction Studies Level 8

Maynooth University



The NUI Diploma in Arts: Addiction Studies Level 8  course will provide students with an opportunity to advance their knowledge and expertise in prevention and intervention methodologies so that they can respond effectively to the challenges presented by drug and alcohol misuse in Ireland. The course is aimed at people already working or seeking to work in the area of drug and alcohol services or related areas: Community and Youth workers, Gardaí, Teachers, Social and Health Care workers including doctors and nurses, care centre managers, Counsellors and psychotherapists, Policy makers, Project or outreach workers in various services that deal with people experiencing problems with Drugs and Alcohol or homelessness. The Diploma consists of 6 mandatory modules which are continuously reviewed and updated to reflect current best practice. 1. PREVENTION EDUCATION: THEORY & PRACTICE 2. SOCIAL ANALYSIS FOR ADDICTION STUDIES: Social Capital/Recovery Capital 3. GROUP WORK & FACILITATION SKILLS/REFLECTIVE PRACTICE 4. INTERVENTION & PRACTICE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 5. DRUG & ALCOHOL POLICY 6. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND ADULT LEARNING FOR RECOVERY SETTINGS

Courses commence: Sept. 2019 in Maynooth University. Application Closing Date Friday 31 May 2019.  Contact kay.loughlin@mu.ie or on 01 708 6062 for further information.  Apply HERE

The course fee is €2750. An Easy Payment Plan is available upon registration.
Part time students who are on courses at levels 6 to 10 on the framework of qualifications may be eligible to for the Student Assistance Fund (SAF) to help with the associated costs of attending a university course such as Travel, Childcare, Utilities, Materials etc. You should first consult: SAF Guidelines to see if you qualify and then e-mail student.budget@mu.ie to make further inquiries.


Course Code DADD
College Name Maynooth University
Course Category Adult & Community Education, Education
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland
Course Start Date 20th September 2019
Course End Date 15th May 2020
Course Fee €2750
Course Duration 200 hours over the academic year.
Course Times Fridays 10.00-5.00 plus 1 Saturday per month 10.00-5.00
Awarding Body National University of Ireland
Title of Awarding NUI Diploma in Addiction Studies
Entry Requirements Students must be 21 years or older on 1 January in the year of the commencement of the course. The NUI Maynooth Addiction Studies programme is offered in two parts, with a combined total of 60 ECTS credits. Part 1 carries 20 credits (100 hours) and leads to the award of NUI Certificate in Addiction Studies (Level 7). Part 2 carries an additional 40 credits (200 hours) and will lead to the award of NUI Diploma in Arts: Addiction Studies (Level 8). In exceptional circumstances students may be accepted directly onto Part 2 if they fulfill the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) requirements to the equivalence of 20ECTS.
Career Path The Certificate and Diploma in Addiction Studies are standalone qualifications, however the credits gained on this programme may be used for RPL for the part-time evening degree in Community Studies (Level 8) or for RPL in other participating institutions. We also deliver a suite of CPD courses such as Training and Continuing Education (Train the Trainer); Equality and Diversity Studies; and Communication and Group Skills for Managers. These courses all provide a comprehensive educational/training package in core skills such as managing organisational change, conflict, equality, and cultural diversity for Team Leaders, Managers and Learning and Development Specialists in numerous settings.
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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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