Welfare Rights - QQI Award

Next Course begins: Monday April 24th and Tuesday April 25th 2017

Dates for the six month course:

2 Days a week over 6 months 
Monday April 24th Tuesday April 25th 
Monday May 22nd Tuesday May 23rd 
Monday June 12thTuesday June 13th
Monday July 3rd Tuesday July 4th 
Monday July 31stTuesday August 1st
Monday August 28th Tuesday August 29th 


Welfare Rights is a training course offered by the INOU targeted at information workers working with the unemployed and those distance from the labour market. Candidates who successfully complete the course and assignments will receive a QQI Award in Social and Civil Information. The general aim of Welfare Rights is for the candidate to become proficient in the knowledge and skills needed to deal professionally and skilfully with their clientele.

Welfare rights looks extensively at:

  • The Welfare System
  • Housing Provision
  • Provision of Health Services
  • The Tax System
  • Employment Rights

The candidate will upon completion of the course have very detailed subject knowledge so that they may be able to deal with multifaceted and complicated queries.

The module will help the candidate identify their own skills, strengths and weaknesses and how these may affect their role as an information provider. The work experience element of the training will be used to help identify any issues and how they can be addressed.

The training will take place two days a month over a period of 6 months. During that time the candidate will also take part in work experience so as to practise what is being looked at in theory.

A supervisor will be asked to verify the work experience.

Cost of this Course

Full fee for the course is €500

* This includes all materials and Certification fees.

* Also included is lunch everyday and tea and coffee.

Booking Form

If you wish to apply to do this course please click here to download the booking form.