Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse

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Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse

Who is this course for?

Please note: Pre-course questionnaires and application forms must be received by Friday 8th December 2017

This is intended for candidates who wish to develop their knowledge of substance misuse in order to:

  • Raise awareness of substance misues and its consequneces
  • Look at practical counselling skills
  • Improve the knowledge, awareness, understanding and effectiveness of those currently working in the field of substance misuse, supporting people involved in substance misues or working to prevent substance misuse

 

What are the entry requirements for the course?

The minimum age is 18 years. No previous training or experience is required

 

How long is this course?

This is a 10 week part-time course that takes place on Thursday evenings from 6-9pm commencing on 11th January 2018. Please note there is no session on Thursday 15th February.

This course will only run if there are sufficient numbers

 

What will I study on this course?

Effect of a range of drugs, including alcohol & information on how to recognise the signs of misuse. Health risks of different substances and associated behaviour. Factors influencing initial and continual use of drugs. Personal responses and issues related to substance use and misuse will also be explored.

 

What Qualification will I gain?

Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse

 

How is the course assessed?

Candidates build a portfolio of their courseswork and write a journal every week. Students must pass both the internal and external assessment to recevie the qualification. A minimum of 80% attendance is expected for students to complete the course.

 

What does this course lead on to?

This is a standalone qualificaiton with possible progression to other counseeling courses.

 

How much will it cost?

£321

 

How can I find out more?

For further information or the pre-course questionnaire and applicaiton form, please contact Jean England on 608515 or via email: jean.england@highalnds.ac.uk