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Certificate in Peer Support Practice

Certificate in Peer Support Practice is a course run by Atlantic Technological University, Galway. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 1 year. For more information about Certificate in Peer Support Practice at Atlantic Technological University, please review the details below.

This programme provides students with an education for professional practice in peer support work. This includes disability / neurodiversity, addiction services, physical health (particularly in dementia care), and mental health / emotional distress.

Have you had a lived experience of emotional or physical distress? Have you had a family member who has suffered mental or physical health challenges? Have you reached a point in your recovery that you feel in a position to use your lived experience to help others in their recovery journeys? If so, this course may be for you. The course offers you the skills to work as a professional peer support worker who can provide non-judgemental, peer-led support to people who are experiencing mental and physical health challenges. The programme meets the need to develop systematic education and preparation for professional peer-support practitioners in the statutory and non-statutory sectors and in a number of diverse practice domains.

Graduates from the Peer Support Certificate have multiple further award pathways. They may build on their 30 credits to complete full Degrees in a number of disciplines.

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Training ProviderAtlantic Technological University
Course LocationCastlebar, Mayo
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course Start Date12th September 2022
Course Duration1 year
Carear PathThe proposed Special Purpose Award provides training and education for a very clearly defined cohort of professional practitioners in peer-support practice. Potential employers are the HSE, voluntary and community organisations. Peer-support work is becoming an important feature of health and social care service delivery nationally. Qualified Peer Support Workers will be eligible to take up peer support roles in the HSE and the NGO sector. There will also be opportunities in recovery education with the HSE and other organisations. Graduates of the course will also be able to input into service improvement processes in organisations. Peer support workers will also be equipped to work in health and wellbeing settings across a range of community and other settings. Potential employment roles include: Peer support workers Family peer workers Peer Educators Peer managers Area Leads for Engagement Peer Researchers Peer Advocates Community Connectors Professionals with Lived Experience
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Atlantic Technological University

ATU Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, ATU Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway, Ireland

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ATU Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
ATU Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway
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