CIS Levels 3 & 4 Training

The aim of the Information Provision and Advocacy Practice (IPAP) Programme is to equip information providers with the skills, knowledge and competence in the provision of a free, impartial, confidential and non-judgmental information, advice and advocacy service to the public on their rights and entitlements. It is accredited at QQI Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Application Process

Nominees for the programme must be put forward for registration by their Regional Manager or local CIS Development Manager. On meeting the entry requirements for the programme, students will then apply on-line with ITB.

See details of the modules studied in Year 1 which equates to CIS Level 3 and modules in Year 2 which equates to CIS Level 4 Training.

YEAR 1 Module Titles

Semester 1

Semester 2

YEAR 2 Module Titles

Semester 3

Semester 4

The LINC (Learning and Innovation Centre) is CIBs tangible link with the Institute of Technology in Blanchardstown. The key activities of the staff at the LINC relating to the delivery of IPAP Programme include:

IT Blanchardstown will become part of Ireland’s first dedicated technological university which was formally announced on 17 July 2018 at Grangegorman in Dublin by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD. The university will represent a merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown.

While centred on the new Grangegorman campus close to Dublin’s north inner city, the existing campuses of DIT, IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown are expected to remain in place. Being part of a recognised Applied Learning University the practical practitioner based learning will continue and will add weight to the qualifications and breadth of services to students. In January 2019 the new University will have in excess of 28,000 students.