Addiction Studies

Limerick Institute of Technology


Course Name Addiction Studies
Course Provider Limerick Institute of Technology
Alternative Provider(s) Limerick Institute of Technology - Tipperary
Course Code T114
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Special Purpose Limerick Institute of Technology Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Daytime, Weekend
Location (Districts) Ennis, Thurles, Limerick City
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

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September (Moylish)
February (Thurles or Ennis – TBC).

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Duration Part-time, 8 Friday & Saturday sessions fortnightly.
Friday: 3 hours, 6.00pm - 9.00pm. Saturday: 6 hours, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Course Fee

Expand+The fee for this programme is €750. Please note, that a booking fee of €75 (10% of the overall programme fee) will be required, within two weeks of receipt of the formal offer of a place, and will be used to secure your place on the programme. This f...

Entry Requirements Applicants must be 18 years or older and must demonstrate an interest in the field of Addiction Studies.

Applicants will be offered a place on the programme on the basis of a written application.
Financial Support

Expand+Lit Student Concession Fees
Students registered on full time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at LIT at the time of registration, may be eligible for a 25% reduction on Flexible Learning programme fees and are also eligible for substantial ...


Certificate in Addiction Studies (Special Purpose Award, Level 6).

Flexible Learning Withdrawal And Refund Policy
Students who wish to withdraw from a Flexible Learning Programme of study, must do so officially by completing a wit...

Course Content

The aim of this programme is to provide an introduction to the topic of addiction to participants and to enable them to make an initial low-level intervention with an individual displaying addiction-related behaviour. The programme is particul...

Subjects Taught • Drug & Alcohol Education
• Crisis Intervention & Detox
• Harm Reduction Policy
• Ethics & Self Awareness
• Effects of Addiction on Individual, Family & Community
• 4 Tier Model
• Screening & Assessment
• Treatment Options & Approaches
Assessment Method This programme is assessed through a range of continuous assessments.
Number of Credits 10
Further Enquiries For further information:
Dept of Flexible Learning
Tel: 0504 28112

For academic queries:
Contact: Neal Whelan
Location LIT Thurles/Ennis/Limerick