The Dublin Region Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin
and adopts a shared service approach across South Dublin County Council, Fingal County Council and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.


Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention

May 11, 2016

Applications are now being invited for the next Dublin City University (DCU) School of Nursing and Human Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention for homeless key workers/case managers (and other homeless/housing and related support services staff engaging in assessment and support planning) commencing in DCU in September 2016. The closing date for receipt of applications to DCU is 5pm on Friday 10th June  2016.


N.B.:  Applications must be made directly to DCU. Application forms are available to download from the Registry Section of the DCU website here.


The dates for the forthcoming Certificate Programme are as follows:


Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention: Modules



Wednesday, 14th September 2016 (9.30am – 1pm)

Module 1:

NS459 Assessment and Support Planning: Process and Practice

(Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am – 5pm)


19th and 20th September 2016

24th and 25th October 2016

5th and 6th December 2016

Module 2:

NS460  Socio-Economic Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness

(Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am – 5pm )

6th and 7th February 2017

13th and 14th March 2017

(Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am – 5pm)

18th and 19th April 2017

 Module 3: NS461   Health, Illness, Addiction 

 and Homelessness  

(Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am – 5pm)

25th and 26th September 2017

6th and 7th November 2017

11th and 12th December 2017


March 2018

Date and time will be advised in late 2017


Application process:


  1. Download application form via the Dublin City University website
  2. Complete (typed format) application in full (incomplete applications will not be processed)
  3. Print completed application
  4. Sign and date the printed application form and post, along with a passport photograph to Admissions, Registry, Dublin City University, Collins Avenue, Dublin 9. 


Please DO NOT forward application forms to the Dublin Region Homeless Executive. The cost of the certificate programme per student is €2,037 in total and is inclusive of a €37 university application fee. 


Application process for funding contribution towards the cost of the programme


All Dublin Region Homeless Executive funded homeless sector organisation key workers/case managers in the Dublin region wishing to be considered for a funding contribution towards the cost of the certificate fees from the DRHE must be nominated by their organisation via the official nomination form and must complete the standard consent form.


Completed HARD COPY nomination forms (accompanied by the signed HARD COPY consent form) must be forwarded, no later than 5pm on Friday 3rd June 2016, to:


Maria Fitzpatrick

Training Coordinator

Dublin Region Homeless Executive

Dublin City Council

Block 1, Floor 2

Civic Offices

Fishamble Street

Dublin 8.


For queries please contact Maria Fitzpatrick, Training Coordinator, DRHE at 01 2226863 or e-mail: