Training & Education

One of the main priorities of Alcohol Forum Ireland is to provide quality training and education in the prevention and reduction of alcohol harms. We provide training support to the key sectors of Education, Health and Community and Employers.

About our Training & Education Initiative

We provide training support to the key sectors of Education, Health and Community and Employers. Our training offers people working within these sectors learning based on the best evidence available.

Alcohol Forum Ireland provides programmes that support continuing professional development, post qualifying courses for Health and Social Care workers and culturally relevant frontline community training.

Our experienced team of trainers and facilitators are professionally qualified and our commitment to monitoring and evaluation ensures that our programmes achieve identified learning outcomes and results. The aim is to ensure accessible and affordable training.

Programmes Available

Contact us today to find out more about some of the programmes we deliver in AFI or in collaboration with academic partners: To advocate for resources to support community action on alcohol.
  • MA in Therapeutic Interventions for alcohol and other drugs 
  • Level 7 Certificate in Alcohol Licensing Law
  • Workplace Health & Well Being: Alcohol & Other Drugs Programme 
  • Managing Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace 
  • Training for Professionals: Alcohol Related Brain Injury 
  • Training for Parents & Youth Workers
  • Community Action on Alcohol  
  • Strengthening Families Group Leaders Training 
  • In service Teacher Training 
  • Big Alcohol and the Sustainable Development Goals 

Bespoke Training

Alcohol Forum Ireland works with a wide range of partners to provide engaging and effective learning opportunities to help people understand, manage and prevent the harm caused by alcohol. These can be tailored to the specific needs of groups working in different settings. We can provide learning opportunities for:

Early years workers, teachers and others working with children 

  • Employers and managers in the public and private sectors
  • Youth workers
  • Community groups  
  • Health Professionals 
  • Drug and Alcohol Task Forces 
  • Volunteers 

For more information on this training, including costs, please get in touch.

Which approaches are least effective in reducing alcohol harm?

The interventions with the weakest evidence base for reducing alcohol harm include self-regulation of alcohol marketing, voluntary codes of retail practice, and information/education approaches that focus on persuading individuals to change their behaviour. These are the measures promoted globally by the alcohol industry in an effort to avoid regulation and protect their business interests. Alcohol Forum Ireland provides evidence-based training to build the capacity of individuals, communities and groups to prevent, understand and respond to alcohol harm.

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