Substance Use Issues in Youth & Community Work Settings QQI Level 5(5M4732) (Blended)

Tue 6.30-9.30pm • Duration: 20 weeks (September to April)

Start Date: Tuesday 26th September 2023
Tuition Fee: €130 – Payable to Cork City Partnership Clg

Application:   OPEN FOR APPICAPTIONS NOW For course application form Click here  and the course brochure click here

Send the relevant application form to Cork City Partnership by Friday 25th August 2023.

Be 21 or over (Jan 2023).

Meet the Teachers


Jacqueline Daly  Margo Hayes     Marie HealyBernadette McFadden

English Language Test:

Only for those who don’t have access to Education or English language Certification]: TBD

Pre-entry Information Session:

Attend an online pre-entry information session on Tuesday 5th September 2023 (evening)

Interviews (by invitation only):

Attend a pre- arranged interview on Tuesday 12th September 2023 (day).

Have a Leaving Certificate or the equivalent.

Applicants are also expected to be active participants in the community in either a voluntary or work capacity.

Component Titles:

Understanding Community Development 5N1901

Substance Use Issues for Youth Work 5N2176

“Very good course, very informative & improved self-confidence”

“This course was very well put together, SafeTALK and Child Protection Training were an excellent bonus”

* This course is being developed in conjunction with Cork City Partnership Clg. & funded by the H.S.E South

About the Course

This course is designed to promote good practice among those who work (in a paid or voluntary capacity) with young people and communities who are affected by various issues.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide a critical perspective on some of the issues that affect young people and their communities and encourages the development of coherent responses at individual and organisational level. The components (Understanding Community Development and Substance Use Issues) should support the ability of learners to work safely and effectively in youth and / or community work settings. The programme also aims to provide the participants with the necessary knowledge regarding applicable supports systems, both within and outside their communities.


Students can apply for various similar courses, such as the UCC Substance Misuse & Addiction Studies Course on successful completion of these modules

Accreditation:    QQI Level 5 Component Certificates in Understanding Community Development and Substance Use Issues.

For further information on any of the above or to view / download the course brochure and application form etc. go to:

Or to request hard copies of the course documents contact:

Jacqueline Daly, Cork City Partnership on (021) 430 2310 / 087 – 1962030  or email: