Level 7 (National University Of Ireland Maynooth)


Certificates in Addiction Studies and Psychology from Kay Loughlin in Maynooth University NB: Covid 19: Given the current situation with the Covid 19 pandemic we hope to be able to run the courses as closely as possible to the way we have always run them. This being the case we are looking at the university guidelines for face to face classrooms and this means having small classes in large class rooms in order for us to observe physical distancing rules. However, we will need to be flexible in our approach and therefore we are also preparing for Blended delivery of courses. This will mean that depending on the advice from the government regarding tightening or loosening the control measures of lockdown we might have to switch to Teams, Video or Moodle classes at short notice. As a consequence, people who are thinking of applying for our certificate courses for 2020-2021 will need access to a PC or Laptop to take part in distance learning. We will do our utmost to give you the best learning experience that circumstances allow and hope to be able to continue with our preferred face to face classroom based teaching for as long as possible and it is safe to do so. The link for application is https://v2.pac.ie/institute/2

You need to click on Institutions and then under course please drop down to Continuing Education and the certificates are listed there.

Mon 6.00-9.30pm • Duration: 1 Year

Tuition Fee:          €1250 (part payment options available through NUI Maynooth)

Commencement Date: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Course Aim:

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a broad overview of key theoretical frameworks in relation to substance misuse and dependence, and to enable them to develop basic helping and intervention skills. It is designed to provide participants with adequate knowledge and skills to respond positively to addiction related issues as they arise at work or in the community.

Admission Requirements:

Participants must be 21 years or over (Proof of ID on enrolment)

Experience of work and/or volunteering in the area is preferred

Openness to reflect on one’s own practice, attitudes and beliefs

Commitment to learning in a group setting

Admission Requirements:

85% Minimum Attendance

Participation in Class


Course Duration: 100 hours part-time over 1 year

Tuition Fee:          €1250 (part payment options available through NUI Maynooth)

Accreditation:      Level 7 NUI Certificate In Addiction Studies

Commencement Date: Wednesday 14th October 2020

Classes will be held in the Cork College of Commerce and are accredited by NUI Maynooth.

Where to apply:

Please apply to NUI Maynooth through the Cork College of Commerce website www.corkcollegeofcommerce.ie

Apply directly to NUI Maynooth using the link below:


SW reduction does not apply to NUI courses

Contact Details:

Email: Kay.Loughlin@mu.ie

Tel: 01 7086062