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An Cosán

Kiltalown Village Centre, , Jobstown, Tallaght,, Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D24 R3PN

An Cosán is here to help you succeed through our innovative model of community education.  We provide people of all ages with pathways to learning, leadership and social enterprise.  We offer a variety of affordable programmes in community, further, and higher education.  These include early years education and care, wellness, parenting, personal and professional development, community development, leadership, addiction studies, and social enterprise.

An Cosán’s holistic, learner-centered approach puts you, the learner, at the heart of all we do.  Our hospitality is integral to our ethos, providing ‘a place of hearth and home’ and recognises that learners’ basic needs must be met before they can excel in their studies.  Everyone who comes through the door of An Cosán speaks of the warmth, welcome and visible spirit of care that is present.

An Cosán is a Linked Provider of Institute of Technology Carlow awards.  Our accredited higher education provision offers pathways to Certificate, Higher Certificate, and BA Degree awards. An Cosán’s Further Education courses are awarded by QQI. Our programmes aim to support you to develop your own capacities and experience a sense of empowerment in your life and community.  You can attend face-to-face classes in An Cosán Tallaght or access programmes through our blended online learning model from anywhere in Ireland.  An Cosán is now working with local Community Partners across Ireland to bring our programmes and holistic approach to address barriers and challenges at a local level.

Find out more:

  • Visit our website
    To access more information on all An Cosán Programmes and to find out about the application process for the Academic Calendar 2021/2022, visit our website: www.ancosan.ie/adult-education/
     
  • Join our weekly Open Day / Information Sessions
    If you are considering going back to education this year we invite you to join one of An Cosán’s weekly online Open Day / Information Sessions every Friday at 11am.
    Register to attend on this link: http://bit.ly/AnCosanOpenDays2021
  • Click here to download a copy of An Cosan’s Brochure

 

 

 

Approaches to Treatment and Rehabilitation (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The aims of the Approaches to Treatment and Rehabilitation module are to provide an understanding of a range of models and approaches to the treatment of addiction problems. To provide an historical overview of approaches and rehabilitation to substance abuse. To develop an understanding of treatment and rehabilitation as central tenet of the National…

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Applied Addiction and Community Development (NFQ Level 7)

The aim of this blended online Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Applied Addiction and Community Development programme is to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of learners in the theory and practice of applied addiction studies and community development. The purpose of the programme is to build the capacity of community drugs workers and…

Certificate in Applied Addiction Studies and Community Development (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  An Cosán is working in partnership with IT Carlow to develop a blended online Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and Community Development (NFQ Level 7).  Learners who complete Stage 1 at Level 6 of the NFQ (60 credits) are eligible to exit the programme with a “Certificate in Leadership and Community Development” (Minor…

Drug Prevention, Education & Awareness (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The aims of this module are to introduce students to best practice in the area of preventative education and family support in an Irish context and to provide a general introduction to prevention education theory & practice.  Format Induction Day: Full Day Face to Face workshop (10am-4pm) Online Sessions: Once a week for 2 hours…

Introduction to Counselling and Motivational Interviewing (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The aims of Introduction to Counselling and Motivational Interviewing module are to Introduce participants to a range of counselling theories and concepts. Explore key components of each counselling methodology from an addiction perspective. Explore ethical principles of addiction counselling. Introduce participants to the key concepts of Motivational Interviewing. Facilitate the practice of motivational…

The Nature and Context of Addiction (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The Nature and Context of Addiction programme will introduce students to the meaning and nature of addiction. Will provide an overview of predominant theories of causation – biological, psychological, sociological and cultural. Will introduce students to the theoretical orientations in the treatment of addiction – medical, pharmacological, spiritual, psychological and psychoanalytic. Will provide…

Access: Computer and Technology Courses

Community Education at An Cosán seeks to build skills and confidence to promote personal and professional development. Our courses are designed to support you at whichever stage of your learner journey you are at! Are you afraid of technology?  Do you feel like you have been left behind in this digital age? Our computer and technology courses…

Access: First Steps Back to Education

Community Education at An Cosán seeks to build skills and confidence to promote personal and professional development. Our courses are designed to support you at whichever stage of your learner journey you are at! The first steps to education courses aim to provide learners with the skills and confidence in the important areas of literacy and numeracy.…

Access: Health and Wellbeing Courses

Community Education at An Cosán seeks to build skills and confidence to promote personal and professional development. Our courses are designed to support you at whichever stage of your learner journey you are at! The health and wellbeing strand aims to provide learners with the space to explore their own sense of wellbeing. To nourish the mind,…

Access: Introductory / non-accredited / taster blended online modules

Community Education at An Cosán seeks to build skills and confidence to promote personal and professional development. Our courses are designed to support you at whichever stage of your learner journey you are at! An Cosán’s Foundation Level programmes provide a supportive, fun, and collaborative virtual learning environment in which we encourage learners to participate actively in…

Business Administration with Digital Skills for Work (QQI Level 5)

The main aim of this programme is to equip the learners and future workers in community and/or business organisations with the knowledge, skills and ability in business administration and digital skills so they can gain employment or develop professionally in an administrative role. The focus of the compulsory programmes is on knowledge of Business Administration, Word…

Certificate in Personal and Professional Development

Programme Overview The Certificate in Personal and Professional Development (NFQ Level 6; 60 ECTS Credits) is an innovative, blended online programme. The Certificate aims to develop awardees who are equipped with sufficient core academic competences and transferrable skills to enable them to adapt to the future world of work and lifelong learning. The Certificate is offered and validated under the linked partnership between An Cosán and the Institute of Technology Carlow. This programme forms part of the IT Carlow-An Cosán ‘Higher Education…

Community Care (QQI Level 5)

The overall aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the skills set to begin or develop a career in Community care.  The focus of the compulsory programmes is on knowledge of human health and development, care provision and practice and on health and safety at work. These and the elective subjects offered…

Community Development (QQI Level 5)

The overall aim of this programme is to equip the learner with the skills to begin or develop a career in Community Development.  The focus of the compulsory programmes is on knowledge of Community Development and its Practices, and working in groups and the skills required. These and the elective subjects offered by An Cosán…

Certificate Leadership and Community Development (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  An Cosán in partnership with IT Carlow has developed a blended online Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Leadership and Community Development (NFQ Level 7).  Learners who complete Stage 1 at Level 6 of the NFQ (60 credits) are eligible to exit the programme with a “Certificate in Leadership and Community Development” (Minor Award Level 6) or to progress to Higher…

Certificate Leadership and Social Enterprise (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  An Cosán is working in partnership with IT Carlow to deliver a blended online Certificate in Leadership and Social Enterprise (NFQ Level 6).    This interdisciplinary 1 year blended online certificate programme aims to develop knowledge, skills and competencies in the theory and practice of applied addiction studies and community development. The purpose of the programme is to build the…

Citizenship and Social Action (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The Citizenship and Social Action course will explore theoretical concepts of democracy, citizenship and social action. Students will also analyse specific case studies in relation to citizenship, social action and democratic participation in the age of the internet. Alongside this, they will investigate and identify strategies and practical approaches to support digital citizenship. Finally,…

Equality and Diversity (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The aims of Equality and Diversity module are to introduce learners to theories and concepts of identity, equality and diversity. Explore the social construction and status implications of identity, culture and diversity within Irish society. Support learners to examine and reflect on their own understanding of equality, diversity and anti-discrimination and the relationship…

Group Work and Facilitation Skills (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The Group Work and Facilitation Skills programme will develop learners’ understanding of group dynamics, of the principles underpinning facilitation styles and interventions, and of a range of group work techniques. Learners will practice and improve their facilitation and presentation skills as well as their capacity to plan, deliver and evaluate a group. The programme will…

Introduction to Community Leadership (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The Community Leadership programme will explore the role of leadership in the community sector. Learners will investigate a model of grassroots community leadership in practice, nationally and globally. Learners will also examine the concept of leadership within the context of social activism and analyse different leadership styles and qualities. Learners will identify their own…

Leadership and Organisational Development (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The aims of Leadership and Organisational Development module are to define the role of leadership and its relationship to management in the community and voluntary sector. Examine appropriate organisational structures in community organisations. Explore the importance of governance and current legislation governing the community sector. Explore the process of strategic planning and development…

Learning to Learn at Third Level (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The Learning to Learn at Third Level programme is designed to support learners to develop skills and confidence in preparing for education at third level.  Students will explore a range of different learning styles and will be introduced to academic reading and writing; reading techniques and strategies; planning, structuring, writing assignments and using…

Management Development (NFQ Level 6)

Contact Office for Course Details. Delivered based on demand.   Find out more: Visit our website To access more information on all An Cosán Programmes and to find out about the application process for the Academic Calendar 2021/2022, visit our website: www.ancosan.ie/adult-education/   Join our weekly Open Day / Information Sessions If you are considering going…

Reflective Practice, Knowledge, Skills & Attitude (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The Reflective Practice, Knowledge, Skills & Attitude programme aims to support students to gain experience as a practitioner in a community development context and integrate relevant theory with practice. Develop self-awareness and core skills to critically reflect on their practice in a comprehensive and ethical manner. Be responsible for managing their continuous professional development.  Format…

Social Policy (NFQ Level 6)

Programme Overview  The aims of the Social Policy course are to examine the executive functions of state and the processes involved in decision making and social policy development within government. Outline the historical development of Irish social policy. Introduce the social policy framework with regard to Health, Education and Community and Voluntary Activity. Examine the relationship…

Transformative Community Education (NFQ Level 7)

Programme Overview  The Transformative Community Education programme will explore theoretical concepts of community education, lifelong learning transformation and social change. Analyse specific case studies in relation to community education, social action and transformation. Investigate and identify strategies and practical approaches to curriculum design, development and delivery for transformative community education and support digital citizenship and social…

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Leadership and Community Development (NFQ Level 7)

The aim of this blended online Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree programme is for learners to graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need in the theory and practice of leadership and community development so that they can make a professional contribution to communities, groups, societies and organisations. The course will prepare graduates for…

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) QQI Level 5

The overall aim of this Early Childhood Care and Education programme is to equip the learner with the skills to begin or develop a career in the Early Years Sector.  While the emphasis of the compulsory programmes are on the Development of the Child, Childhood Care & Education the practices required and the benefit of…

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) QQI Level 6

The overall aim of this Early Childhood Care and Education programme is to equip the learner with the skills to begin or develop a career in Early Years Supervision and or Management.  While the focus of the compulsory programmes are on the Early Care & Education of children, the skills set which will be gained…

Special Needs Assisting (SNA), QQI Level 5 & 6 Component Award

This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for working in a special needs assisting role. You will learn about the roles and responsibility of the Special Needs Asssisant, including the qualities and skills needed for the role, as well as exploring important areas such as how to work effectively with children,…

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An Cosán
Kiltalown Village Centre, 
Jobstown, Tallaght,, Tallaght, Dublin
Ireland
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