Diploma in Community Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Lifeskills (CWELL)

Diploma in Community Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Lifeskills (CWELL)

St Marys community and University of Limerick Partnership Programme

What is the Programme About?

The aim of the programme is to bring together community partners, university staff and students, to help you address community health issues, through a range of educational interventions. It will enhance your existing strengths and develop your confidence and leadership skills, enabling you to contribute to improving the quality of life for you and your families and the creation of healthier communities.  The programme structure will focus on three areas, (i) Mental health, (ii) physical health and (iii) personal and professional development.  Within each of these areas, helath and well-being issues related to the young person, middle age and older person will be addressed.

What subjects will I study?

Year 1
January - May
Mental Health 1 - Well-being and Positive Mental Health Across the Lifespan
Study Skills and Personal Development

September - December
Managing Health in the Home and Community
Communication and Life Skills

Year 2

January - May
Mental Health 2, Pervention and Management
UL Practicum 1

September - December
Leading and Sustaining Change in the Community
UL Practicum 2

The modules will include lectures, workshops/role-plays.  Students will undertake both written and practical assignments.

Who can Apply?

Anyone over the age of 18 can apply.  Applicants are expected to hold a Leaving Certificate.  If you do not hold a Leaving Certificate you may hold a University of Limerick Mature Student Access Certificate (MSAC) or equivalent or a relevant education course (E.g. FETAC level 6).  If you do not have any of the above you may apply if you have completed relevant work experience.  If you have any questions regarding your suitability for the programme please contact Bernie Quillinan (Bernie.Quillinan@ul.ie).

When do I start?

The programme starts in January 2014.  Classes will run one evening per week, for approx. four hours during each semester (January - May and September - December).

Ready to get started:

Applicaiton Forms are available from the Admissions Office, University of Limerick at admissions@ul.ie

For more information, contact:

Geraldine Reidy, St Mary's Office, Limerick City, CDP
Tel: 061 411076 or

Bernie Quillinan, University of Limerick, at


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