The date for application date for the Certificate in Peer Support Working in Mental Health has been extended until July 31st.
The programme is for people who currently work in a peer support or family peer support role in the area of mental health (paid or voluntary) or will be in a peer support role when the course commences in September 2018. The course will help develop your knowledge and skills in order to grow your practice as a peer support worker in mental health inpatient or community setting.The Certificate consists of three modules delivered on a part-time basis over two semesters. The course involves attendance in two-day blocks every two weeks during the semester (16 in total) and ten days online work.
For more information on the programme please go to https://www.dcu.ie/courses/Undergraduate/snhs/Certificate-Peer-Support-Working-Mental-Health.shtml
If you are interested in applying for the course please Martha Griffin.
To apply for the Certificate in Peer Support Working in Mental Health, please apply via the Online Applications System, (PAC) which can be accessed via http://pac.ie/ugrad/main.php?inst=dc&ln=e When you wish to begin your application, you will need to create an account using an email address and setting a password. You must apply using a desktop or laptop computer – applications via mobile devices (phones, iPads etc) will be rejected by the automated system.
Please upload the following documentation;
· Personal statement (1,000 words) about your suitability for the course.
· Letter from your employer stating that when the course commences in September 2018 and for the duration of the course you will be working at least 19 hours a week (this can be paid or unpaid) in a peer support role.
· Evidence of critical thinking, literacy, communication/writing skills at level 5 NFQ. This can be in the form of formal qualifications (e.g. Leaving Certificate) or the equivalent FETAC