Our Programmes

VCC brings community education to anyone who wants to learn in a friendly, accessible way. We combine live lectures with offline activities, assignments and face to face workshops. Registrations will open 1 August 2017. To book your place, please email an expression of interest to registrations@AnCosanVCC.com

Please take a look at our academic calendar below to see our schedule of programmes commencing September 2017.


Academic Calendar
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Progression Paths: Certificates with An Cosán VCC

The following progression pathways are open to An Cosán VCC learners:




Certificate in Applied Addiction Studies & Community Development (QQI Level 6)

This interdisciplinary 1 year blended online certificate programme aims to develop knowledge, skills and competencies in the theory and practice of applied addiction studies and community development. The purpose of the programme is to build the capacity of community drugs workers and those working and volunteering in the wider community within an addiction context.

VCC is working in partnership with IT Carlow to develop a blended online Bachelor of Arts in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development (QQI Level 7). Learners who complete Stage 1 at Level 6 of the NFQ (60 credits) are eligible to exit the programme with a “Certificate in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development” (Minor Award Level 6) or to progress to Higher Certificate and BA awards.
Stage 1 / 60 ECTS

Learning to Learn at Third Level (QQI Level 6)

Introduction to Community Development (QQI Level 6)

The Nature and Context of Addiction (QQI Level 6)

Group Work and Facilitation Skills (QQI Level 6)

Social Analysis (QQI Level 6)

Drug Prevention, Education & Awareness (QQI Level 6)