Fulltime Classroom Health and welfare

Community Addiction Studies (Applied Social Studies)

The aim of this programme is to provide those who have an interest in the care, diagnosis and treatment of addiction with an introductory course.The course will provide a springboard to progress to further and or higher education and training in the areas of Social Studies, Health Care, Community Studies, Councelling and Psychology.

Target Award

QQI Applied Social Studies – 5M2181

Start Date: 28-08-2024 Hours/week: 20 Hrs 00 Mins


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Community Addiction Studies Community Addiction Studies (5N1834) QQI
Social Studies Social Studies (5N1370) QQI
Substance Use Issues For Youthwork Substance Use – Issues for Youthwork (5N2176) QQI
Young People & Society Young People & Society (5N2002) QQI
Intercultural Studies Intercultural Studies (5N0765) QQI
Psychology Psychology (5N0754) QQI
Conflict Resolution Conflict Resolution (5N0692) QQI
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competencies to
work under supervision in range of social care settings or to progress to further and or higher education and training.


Waterford College of Further Education


Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 VKT9


  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Administration Office