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. To book your place, please email an expression of interest to info@AnCosanVCC.com

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Progression Paths: Certificates with An Cosán VCC

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

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

The aim of this interdisciplinary 1 year blended online Higher certificate programme is 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 has worked 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 award.

Each Module begins with a ‘Face to Face’ Saturday Workshop 10am – 4pm followed by 6 Online sessions every Wednesday 10.00am-12.30pm / 18.00-20.30pm

Modules at a Glance:

Stage 2 / 60 ECTS

  • Module 1 Community Development Practical Approaches (QQI Level 6)
  • Module 2 Understanding and Managing Conflict in a Community Development Context (QQI Level 6)
  • Module 3 Reflective Practice, Knowledge, Skills & Attitude (QQI Level 6)
  • Module 4 Social Policy (QQI Level 6)
  • Module 5 Introduction to Counselling and Motivational Interviewing (QQI Level 6)
  • Module 6 Approaches to Treatment and Rehabilitation (QQI Level 6)

Please click the “prospectus” button below for more details including registration details and the proposed course start date.