Application Process Now Open for Dublin City University Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention (Sept 2018 - Dec 2019)

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 2018. The closing date for receipt of applications to DCU is 5pm on Friday 1st  June  2018.  

N.B.:  Applications must be made directly to DCU. I have attached an Application Form in Word Format for your convenience – further details and a downloadable form are available from the Dublin City University website at:   

The dates for the forthcoming Certificate Programme are as follows:  

Undergraduate Certificate Programme in Homeless Prevention and Intervention:




Tuesday 11th September 2018 - 9.30am -1pm

Module 1:

NS459 Assessment and Support Planning: Process and Practice

Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am – 5pm  

17th and 18th September 2018

22nd and 23rd October 2018

3rd and 4th December 2018

Module 2:

NS460  Socio-Economic Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness

(Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am – 5pm  

4th and 5th February 2019

11th and 12th March 2019

8th and 9th April 2019

Module 3: NS461  

Health, Illness, Addiction  and Homelessness  

Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am – 5pm  

23rd and 24th September 2019

4th and 5th November 2019

9th and 10th December 2019


March 2020

Date and time will be advised in late 2019

Application process: 

  1. Download application form via the Dublin City University website  
  2. Complete (typed format) application in full (handwritten, incomplete or unsigned 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 – (copies of both forms are attached for your convenience or available from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive website).

Completed HARD COPY nomination forms (accompanied by the signed HARD COPY consent form) must be forwarded, no later than 5pm on Friday 1st  June 2018, to: Leona Harrison Training Coordinator, Dublin Region Homeless Executive, Dublin City Council, Block 1 Floor 2, Civic Offices, Fishamble Street, Dublin 8

Please note that funding provision is conditional on successful applicants committing to full attendance on all course/module days in order to successfully complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Homeless Prevention and Intervention.  Applicants are required to declare their commitment to full attendance on the application form and the nomination form completed by their line manager endorses this commitment.  Applicants being nominated for funding support are considered by the DRHE, should they be successful in gaining a place on the Certificate Programme,  to be free to attend all aspects of the course with their employer/line manager ensuring they have been released from their work commitments to attend DCU on lecture days and that no other training, meeting or work commitment will be allowed to impact on the student’s attendance. Please see the "Training Participation and Attendance Policy” on pages 4/5 of the Nomination Form for further information on requirements in this regard.

If you have any queries please contact me at 01 2226863 or e-mail: