Project Description

Drug and Alcohol Awareness online training

online training
Drug and alcohol awareness online training

£18pp + VAT

CPD certified

£45pp + VAT

Formal accreditation

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The definition of a drug is a substance that alters the way in which the body or mind works. This term applies to alcohol and drugs controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, the Medicines Act 1968 and the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016.

In this drug and alcohol awareness course you will learn about a variety of substances from Crack to Spice and many more in-between. Hear first-hand from recovering addicts about the hold substances can have, and how they broke the habit. This course will increase your understanding of substances, how they are abused and the devastating effects.

Lessons:

1. Substances overview and legislation

2. Alcohol awareness

3. Drugs awareness – Depressants

4. Drugs awareness – Stimulants

5. Drugs awareness – Hallucinogens

6. Signposting for help and support.

This drug and alcohol awareness online training course focuses on:

  • Legal, social and health implications of drug and alcohol misuse
  • Alcohol strengths, units and health implications of alcohol consumption
  • The different categories drugs fall in to, including depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens
  • Street names, what they look like, how they are consumed, how the user feels, short and long-term effects on the body
  • Signposting to support organisations.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

All of our courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service. They have been scrutinised by an independent assessor, ensuring they meet national standards.

Click here to see our CPD certification for this course.

Sample screenshots of our alcohol and drugs awareness online training course

Learning outcomes

Course code: TBC
Level: 2
Credits: 1

  1. Understand drug classifications and relevant legislation
  2. Understand how alcohol units are measured and recommended guidelines
  3. Understand health issues associated with alcohol misuse
  4. Know about the differences between different types of drugs
  5. Know agencies that offer help and information on alcohol and drug misuse.

Learning options and costs

CPD Certified

£18pp + VAT (£21.60)
  • Duration/access to course materials: 12 months unlimited access
  • Place of study: Online
  • Support: Course trainer available to answer queries by email or our social media channels
  • Average time to complete: 2 – 2.5 hours
  • Assessment: Mini assessments at the end of each lesson, pass rate of 75% required
  • Certificate: Self print CPD certified certificate
  • Recognition: CPD certified by the CPD certification service
  • Payment: Pay online

Formal accreditation

£45pp + VAT (£54)
  • Duration/access to course materials: 12 months unlimited access
  • Place of study: Online
  • Support: Course trainer available to answer queries by email or our social media channels
  • Average time to complete: 3 – 3.5 hours
  • Assessment: Mini assessments at the end of each lesson, pass rate of 75% required. In addition learners must submit their learner file to their course tutor.
  • Certificate: Open College Network West Midlands certificate will be sent recorded delivery
  • Recognition: Formally accredited through Open College Network West Midlands – 1 credit
  • Payment: Pay online

In house/classroom

£600plus VAT plus travel
  • Duration/access to course materials: 1 day (6 hours) for up to 15 learners
  • Place: Venue of your choice
  • Support: Your trainer will answer any questions on the day, email support for the following week
  • Time to complete course: 6 hours
  • Assessment: Targeted questions throughout the day. If formal accreditation is requested learners will submit their learner file
  • Certificate: CPD certificate on the day. If formal accreditation is requested the certificates take approx. 1 – 2 weeks
  • Recognition: You can choose between CPD certified or a formally recognised accreditation (Formal accreditation incurs an additional cost of £20 pp)
  • Contact us to arrange your training day and payment

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