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									The part time FETAC Level 5 Drug and Alcohol Component Certificate course is
delivered by The Learning Curve Institute over 10 weeks with 3 hours of lectures per
week in the evenings; 30 hours total classroom time.

This FETAC Level 5 Drug and Alcohol Addiction Minor Award is delivered in Dublin,
Limerick, Galway and Mayo by highly experienced Addiction counsellors and lecturers
starting in May 2011.

10/05/11   -   12/07/11:   Dublin City (Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm)
11/05/11   -   13/07/11:   Limerick City (Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm)
12/05/11   -   14/07/11:   Galway City (Thursdays 6:00-9:00pm)
16/05/11   -   25/07/11:   Castlebar (Mondays 6:00-9:00pm)

For full details on start dates, times and venues please click on the following link:

Costs:
€395 per person.
This includes all assessments, materials, FETAC certification and corrections.
Fees can be paid in installments. A minimum deposit of €150 is necessary to book a
place.

Booking:
For more information or to book a place contact The Learning Curve Institute on 098
25530 or email info@thelearningcurve.ie
Pro-forma invoices can be arranged for anyone who is being funded to attend the
course.
Website: www.thelearningcurve.ie
Phone: 098 25530
Email: info@thelearningcurve.ie

About the 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:
1. Psycho-pharmacology
2. Understanding Addiction and Dependency
3. Health Issues
4. Engagement Skills and Interventions
5. Attitudes
Course Content:
Learners who successfully complete this FETAC Drug and Alcohol Addiction Level 5
Component Certificate course will:

1. Have gained a deep understanding of the nature of substance use and
addiction/dependency

2. Be informed of the health (physical and mental) issues, that impact on substance
users and staff

3. Have explored their beliefs and attitudes to substance use and related issues

      4. Examined the range of treatment approaches and interventions available to
       substance users and methods of referral
       Students will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop
       their understanding of drug and alcohol addiction appropriate to this level. In
       each session students will have the opportunity to observe and discuss the
       various categories of drugs and the effects that addiction may have on the family
       and community. Role-plays and scenarios will be used to enhance the groups
       understanding of drug and alcohol addiction issues and to discover the various
       treatment options that are available.

       Learning Outcomes:
      To build on and expand existing knowledge in relation to substance use and
       related drug and alcohol addiction issues within the group.
       To enhance confidence in participants in relation to their understanding of drug
       and alcohol addiction and the process of addiction.
       To examine the range of treatment approaches and interventions available to
       substance users and methods of referral.
       To allow space and time for participants to look at Addiction at a community and
       social level and examine the drug using trends that exist in Ireland and
       internationally.
       To have gained a deep understanding of the nature of substance use and
       addiction/dependency
       To become informed of the health (physical and mental) issues, that impact on
       substance users and staff

       Entry Requirements:
       Anyone who has had any experience with Addiction in either a professional or
       personal capacity is eligible for the course. Application forms are used solely to
       gauge a candidate’s knowledge of the area in order to aid the tutor with his
       preparation.

       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

       Website: www.thelearningcurve.ie
       Phone: 098 25530
       Email: info@thelearningcurve.ie

								
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