Level 6

Urrús Keyworking, Care Planning and Case Management Programme

Urrús Keyworking, Care Planning and Case Management programme will start in September 2022.  The programme is offered in response to the emerging skills, knowledge and practice needs of new and existing keyworkers in the drug and alcohol, homeless and broader social care sector.  This programme will give learners the opportunity to understand the systems of key working, care planning and case management within the National Drug Rehabilitation Framework.


The modules covered during the programme are: –

  • Key Working – systems and processes
  • Care Planning – policy and practice
  • Case Management – framework and communications
  • Professional Boundaries – understanding and techniques
  • Confidentiality and Case Notes – guidelines and application
  • Reflective and Professional Practice – theories and practice

Duration:   This is a part-time programme delivered one-day each week (10am-5pm) over 12 weeks.

Start Date:     15 September 2022.

Learner/Student Profile: This training is for new or existing keyworkers, support workers and other practitioners in the drug and alcohol field and in the broader social care field.  Applicants must have at least one level 5 module in addiction or in a related care sector field and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.  Applicants must be available to attend the programme as described above.

Number of Learners/Students:     16-22 per course*

Application Procedure:     Applicants are required to complete an application form and attend an interview.  Shortlisting for interview may apply.

Selection Procedure:     Learners are selected based on written application and interview.  Appeals can be addressed to Urrús Co-ordinator.

Certification:     The Ballymun Youth Action Project (BYAP) is registered with QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland).  On successful completion of the programme learners will receive a component certificate in Person Centred Planning (6N2206) QQI Level 6 and Boundary Management (6N2207) QQI Level 6.  The programme is accredited as QQI Award (Minor) Level 6 – Further Education and Training.

NFQ Credit Value:     30 Credits.

Cost:     €595.

Protection for Learners Policy:     In the event that BYAP fails to provide the programme and certification as outlined above all payments will be refunded; financial policy and procedures available on request.

Methods:     Delivery of the programme will see the use of inputs, group and individual exercises, role play, guided skills practice and reflective practice.

Assessment:     Learner participation in all the sessions and completion of assessments is required to successfully complete the programme.  The assessment approaches used in the programme include written assignments and learning journals.  Assessment is carried out throughout the course, as individual modules are completed, learners can expect to undertake on average about 6-8 hours of self-directed learning per week.

Progression Route:     The programme offers a progression pathway to the Level 7 Diploma in Community Drug and Alcohol Work delivered in partnership by Urrús and University College Dublin.

Closing Date:     Closing date for completed applications is 10th August 2022.

Click here for programme information sheet.

Click here for application form.

If you have any further questions please contact the office: –

Tel. no. 01 8467980      email:  urrus@byap.ie