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Diploma in Addiction Studies Level 8

Diploma in Addiction Studies Level 8 is a course run by Maynooth University, Kildare. It is a Classroom Based course with a duration of 200 hours. Diploma in Addiction Studies Level 8 gives a Course Qualification of Diploma, awarded by National University of Ireland. For more information about Diploma in Addiction Studies Level 8 at Maynooth University, please review the details below.

The Diploma in Addiction Studies (Level 8) facilitates participants to develop a theoretical understanding of substance use and related issues and to critically appraise current evidence-based practice in relation to substance use interventions while locating substance use within its social, political and cultural contexts.

The Diploma also supports participants to explore personal and professional issues as they pertain to work in the field of substance misuse. Participants develop groupwork, facilitation skills and reflective practice competencies for self care, whilst exploring research methodologies related to working with substance misuse in community settings.

The course is delivered in six distinct modules, through an adult education methodology, including lectures, presentations experiential group processes, skills practice and participatory group discussion. Modules include:

  • Drug and Alcohol Policy
  • Social Analysis
  • Beyond Deviance in Modern Society
  • Groupwork, Facilitation Skills and Reflective Practice
  • Interventions Skills
  • Prevention Education:
  • Theory & Practice
  • Study Skills
  • Student Support
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Training ProviderMaynooth University
Course LocationMaynooth, Kildare
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding BodyNational University of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsDipolma in Addiction Studies
Course Start Date27/09/2024
Course End Date09/05/2025
Course Duration200 hours
Course TimeEvery Friday 10.00-5.00 + 1 Saturday per month 10.00-5.00
Course Fee3280
Entry RequirementsThis is a Level 8 course and students will be expected to be able to complete academic assignments and participate in group work to level 6. Deadline Extension for expression of interest Friday 17 May 2024. Expressions of interest to be made to 01 708 6062. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in June 2024.
Carear PathThis course is aimed at people already working or seeking to work in drug and alcohol services or related disciplines: 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 and practitioners in various services that deal with people experiencing problems with Drugs and Alcohol or Homelessness.
Phone01 708 6062
Course CodeDADD1
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