Welfare Rights - QQI Award

New dates for 2019 coming soon..... 

Course began: October 2018

Month 1: October 18th and 19th 2018

Month 2: November 8th and 9th 2018

Month 3: November 29th and 30th 2018

Month 4: January 3rd and 4th 2019

Month 5: January 24th and 25th 2019

'New added Course', began: November 2018

Month 1: November 22nd and 23rd 2018


Month 3:January 10th and 11th 2019

Month 4: January 30th and 31st 2019

Month 5: February 21st and 22nd 2019


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 for ten days over a period of 4 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.