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Department of Nursing and Healthcare Sciences

Certificate in Gambling Addiction

NFQ Level: 8
Credits: 10
Award Type: Special Purpose
Application: Apply Now
Closing Date: 4.00pm on Friday 13th May 2022
Modules: View Modules

Course Description

The Certificate in Gambling Addiction is a 10 credit, level 8 special purpose award involving a single module (Recognising and Responding to Problem Gambling: Contemporary Approaches) delivered over one semester (12 weeks) using a blended learning approach (online and face-to-face). The programme is a collaborative development between Munster Technological University and Cuan Mhuire/Galilee House of Studies.

The aim of the programme is to provide the foundational understanding of the lived experience of gambling addiction in contemporary Ireland. It provides participants with the foundational knowledge necessary to develop a therapeutic understanding of gambling addiction, including both theoretical insights and clinical perspectives. The programme is designed to be inclusive of diverse healthcare professionals involved in the provision of care and treatment of individuals with problem gambling addiction, either directly or indirectly.

The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach to facilitate interested counsellors, and health and social care professionals living nationally to engage in this unique and specialist programme. The programme is structured in a manner that will allow practitioners to engage in continued professional development at their own pace that is flexible around their work schedule. The programme involves a combination of directed study material, including recorded lectures and webinars facilitated by national and international experts in the area of problem gambling, and live online or on campus face to face workshops.

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Entry Requirements

  • Registered counsellor, health or social care professional (documentary evidence of professional registration required)
  • Educational qualification at NFQ Level 7 or equivalent in counselling or cognate discipline

For Non-EU applicants:

  • Registered counsellor, health or social care professional status in Ireland or another country (documentary evidence of professional registration required).
  • Educational qualification at NFQ Level 7 or equivalent in counselling or cognate discipline



This programme will be delivered over one semester (12 weeks) online.

Intakes: September and January (dependent on minimum applications)


€640.00. The programme is supported by the Gambling Awareness Trust and 70% of fees will be reimbursed on successful completion of the programme.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will have gained 10 credits at NFQ level 8 that can contribute to the achievement of other academic awards. Students may seek exemptions from other relevant major awards in the area of addiction.

For Further Information Contact:

Course Contact: Ms. Marguerita O’Neill
Email: (email)

Department of Nursing and Health Care Sciences   Tel: + 353 (0)66 7191694 Email: Nursing Dept (email)
Admissions Office  Tel: (066) 7145638 Email: (email)

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