FETAC Level 5 Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Cork
10 Oct to 12 Dec 2012 - Winter Course
23 April to 25 June 2013 - Spring Course
The FETAC Level 5 Component Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Addiction is designed to equip staff in drugs and/or homeless services and those engaged in community development with the competencies and knowledge necessary to meet the various needs of substance users and to assist them in making choices regarding treatment options.
This multi-disciplinary module operates under Adult Education Principles focusing on experiential learning. Essentially this FETAC Drug and Alcohol Addiction Course covers 5 main areas:
- Understanding Addiction and Dependency
- Health Issues
- Engagement Skills and Interventions
This drug and alcohol addiction course at FETAC level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications takes place over 10 weeks with 3 hours of lectures per week. 30 hours total classroom time.
Learners who successfully complete this FETAC Drug and Alcohol Addiction Level 5 Component Certificate course will:
- Have gained a deep understanding of the nature of substance use and addiction/dependency
- Be informed of the health (physical and mental) issues, that impact on substance users and staff
- Have explored their beliefs and attitudes to substance use and related issues
- Examined the range of treatment approaches and interventions available to substance users and methods of referral
Anyone interested in the field of drug and alcohol addiction should attend this course.
While there are no special or specific entry requirements for this course, The Learning Curve Institute and FETAC have the following preferred entry requirements for this Level 5 Drug and Alcohol Addiction Course:
Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.