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CPD Spiking Awareness Course (Social Series)

Course Overview

There is a growing trend of spiking in the UK. As the hospitality sector reopens its doors to the public, the number of reported spiking incidents have seen a dramatic increase. There is also a worrying new trend of needle spiking which brings new challenges and risks.

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to expand their knowledge on spiking. Learn what spiking is, the types of drugs used and how to reduce the risks of being spiked. It provides insights on how to identify risks of spiking in various settings and the impact it can have on communities.

Learn about what spiked drink symptoms are, how to spot someone who may have been spiked and what to do next.

Key Information

Course Length
2 hours

Course Level
Level CPD

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals


  • Automatic enrolment with an immediate start
  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Perfect for an introduction or refresher in a subject
  • A great addition to a CV
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Nationally recognised
  • Official CPD certified course
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

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Unit 1: Spiking Awareness

  • Section 1: Understand what ‘spiking’ is – The facts
  • Section 2: Awareness of spiking – The why
  • Section 3: Skillscast (video content only)
  • Section 4: Understand how to support businesses and people when spiking takes place – The how

Section 1 summary:

In this section, learners will explore what spiking is, the side effects of spiking and the different types of drugs used. Learners will also be introduced to common motives, and where spiking falls under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Section 2 summary:

In Section 2, learners will be able to outline why it’s important for everyone to have awareness and understanding of spiking, as well as how spiking impacts different communities within society.

Section 3 summary:

This section is video content only. Learners will watch interviews with the CEO of Stamp Out Spiking, a nurse, and victims of spiking.

Section 4 summary:

In the final unit, learners will cover ways in which businesses and individuals can be supported when spiking takes place. Learners will be introduced to strategies businesses can take to prevent spiking, and how to signpost someone if they disclose that they have been spiked.

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