This programme meets the new national standards for Counselling and Psychotherapy and combines a range of comprehensive theory and practical skills development.
The BA in Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies is delivered by the Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and is available on both a full or part-time basis over a three-year period. The course is aimed at those interested in developing the skills required by the National Strategy to help improve addiction services and support those who are striving towards recovery.
This course commences September 2020.
Please see the timetable section for course dates.
The B.A in Counselling Skills & Addiction Studies (NFQ level 7) is delivered by the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS) at Griffith College Dublin, http://ichas.ie and is available on a part-time or full-time basis over a three year period. This course is highly interactive and a leading academically based professional programme for those wishing to develop the skills and expertise necessary to become competent practising counsellors in the area of addiction studies.
Addiction affects all areas of our society at all levels and its effects on individuals, families and society, in general, can be devastating. Trained professionals are required as part of the National Strategy to help improve addiction services and support those who are striving towards recovery. The decision by Government to proceed with statutory regulation of counselling and psychotherapy will enhance future employment prospects for graduates.
The programme is taught using a combination of classroom based and blended learning techniques. This allows the learner to access classes in person or using on-line facilities. In certain modules, attendance may be a requirement.
It is expected that the minimum educational entry requirements for counselling will be set at Honours Degree Level 8 NFQ and that entry to the practice of Psychotherapy will require a minimum qualification level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.
This course is scheduled to commence in September 2020 at Griffith College Dublin Main Camopus. Contact [email protected] for further details on course details and dates.
Students considering the BA in Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies can take this course on a part-time basis. The course will commence in September. The course is delivered over 3 years and each year has two twelve week semesters, September to December and January to April.
The part-time programme runs 1 evening per week (6.00pm to 10.00pm) and Saturdays (9.30am to 4.30pm) over the 2 semesters September to December and January to April.
To join the BA in Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies, applicants must meet the following requirements;
If you are under 23 years of age and applying for the full-time programme you have to apply through the CAO website on www.cao.ie. Normally this requires applicants to have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate programme and to have obtained a minimum of 250 points. A minimum grade of D1 in English is stipulated.
General Fee Information
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR300.00 and a 2% Protection of Enrolled Learners Fee is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below: The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Study Mode: Part-Time
EUR 3,450 (Total fee payable EUR 3825)
Graduates of the B.A. in Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies will be eligible to progress to the BA (Hons) in Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies, which can be completed in 1 year.
Graduates of the B.A. in Counselling Skills and Addiction Studies will have a good basis for professional progression in the counselling sector while they will have developed key life skills that can be applied freely to other professions.