CareerVision Training

Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness Level 3

CareerVision Training
Distancia

£ 354 - (Rs 30,088)
+ VAT

Important information

  • Training
  • Beginner
  • Distance learning
  • Duration:
    Flexible
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

The following course, offered by Career vision, will help you improve your skills and achieve your professional goals. During the program you will study different subjects which are deemed to be useful for those who want to enhance their professional career. Sign up for more information!

Important information
Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Distance Learning

What you'll learn on the course

IT
Substance Abuse
Drugs Awareness
Alcohol Counsellor

Course programme

Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness Level 3

  • Course Length - 12 Months
  • Award Received - Level 3 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
  • Course Code: MNH08

Our home study course is a must if you would like to work in the voluntary sector as a Drugs or Alcohol Counsellor.

This course also maps to national DANOS standards.

DANOS are the Drug and Alcohol industry National Occupational Standards

Course Description

After studying this course, students will be able to:

  • understand possible causes of substance and drugs abuse
  • have knowledge of the different treatments available
  • be aware of the help that is available for drug users and their families
  • have a clear understanding of how to work with people with addiction problems

Section 1


What is a drug?
Definitions of drugs
Types of Drugs
Depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens
Levels of drug use; experimental, recreational and dependent

Section 2


The history of drug use
Getting help
Tackling drug use
Helping someone with a drug problem
Emergencies
Is my child using drugs?
Why do we use drugs?

Section 3

Effects of drugs
Pharmacology
Quantity of the drug
Consumption
Short term/ long term dangers
Smoking, snorting, injecting and inhaling
Overdose
Impurities
Damage
Expectations
Previous experiences
Moods
Physical health
Mental health
Body weight
Tolerance to drugs
Problematic drug use
Hierarchy of harm

Section 4

Models of care
Drug treatment provision
Harm reduction services
Counselling
Funding

Section 5

Substance misuse and awareness
Detoxification
Structured day programmes
Residential rehabilitation
12 STEPS
Substitute drug therapies


Qualification Information

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning and Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning and Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales

Method Of Study

  • The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
  • You will get full tutor support via email
  • You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
  • You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
  • Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
  • You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor

Method of Assessment


The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

Course Length Information


This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Tutor Support

You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.