Upcoming Training

We are offering the following training: –

  • Introduction to Addiction Studies – dates to be confirmed
  • Community Addiction Studies Course (level 5) – dates to be confirmed
  • Urrús Keyworking, Care Planning and Case Management (level 6) – dates to be confirmed
  • Understanding Harm Reduction & Drug Related Health Issues – date to be confirmed

The above training will be delivered at our premises in Ballymun.  Prospective students need to be available to engage in learning and study on the days indicated for each programme.  It is essential that students have computer and internet access to engage with their own self-directed learning.

Introduction to Addiction Studies

Run over four-sessions this Introduction to Addiction Studies is for those wishing to gain a good basic understanding of substance use and related issues.  Content includes: –

  • Drugs and their Effects
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Drug Trends and Patterns
  • Stages in the Process of Addiction
  • Progression to Problematic Use
  • Explore our Understanding of Family
  • Effect of Addiction on the Family
  • Models of Treatment/Therapy

Dates/Times: to be confirmed / 10am-1pm.

Cost: €40.


Community Addiction Studies Course (CASC) – QQI Award (Minor) Level 5 : September 2021-March 2022

The Community Addiction Studies Course is for anyone living or working in the community who would like to be more effective when it comes to drug/alcohol issues. This course runs over twenty weeks, one-morning each week (10am-1pm) and will run from September 2021-March 2022.  Content includes: –

  • Pharmaceutical information on drugs & their effects
  • Process of addiction
  • How addiction effects individuals, families, communities
  • Social analysis
  • Media analysis
  • Personal development
  • How individual and communities can respond
  • Field visits to drugs services

Accreditation: QQI Award (Minor) Level 5.

Cost: €200.

Click here for information sheet and application form.


Urrús Keyworking, Care Planning and Case Management – QQI Award (Minor) Level 6 : September-December 2021

This 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.  Urrús Keyworking, Care Planning and Case Management 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 programme runs over twelve weeks, one-day a week (10am-5pm) and will start 9th September.  It is essential that students have computer, internet access and email to engage with the course learning. Content includes: –

  • 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

Accreditation: QQI Award (Minor) Level 6 – 30 Credits. On successful completion of the programme learners will receive a component certificate in Person Centred Planning (6N2206) and in Boundary Management (6N2207).

Cost: €595.

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Understanding Harm Reduction / Drug Related Health Issues

This one-day workshop will introduce harm reduction and outline the health issues experienced through substance misuse.  The training will provide participants with an understanding and appreciation of the key issues pertaining to theory and practice of harm reduction/minimisation; and an overview of the major health issues which are initiated and /or exacerbated by substance misuse.  Content includes: –

  • Definition of harm reduction
  • Principles & practice of harm reduction
  • Development of services
  • Current harm reduction service provision
  • Drug toxicity
  • Blood viruses (HIV, Hep. C, etc.)
  • Fungal and bacterial infections
  • Vein damage, associated with IV use
  • Lung and other organ damage
  • Overdose and universal precautions

Date/Time: to be confirmed / 10am-5pm.

Cost: €80.


If you have further queries please contact Urrús: – Tel: 01 8467980        Email: urrus@byap.ie