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CPD Spiking Awareness Course (Social Series)

Course Overview

Anybody can be a victim of spiking and can be carried out by strangers or people you know.

There has been an alarming surge in spiking incidents across the UK in recent years, with 10% of women and 5% of men saying they had been spiked in 2022 according to a YouGov poll. Spiking can happen in many ways, from drink spiking to the concerning emergence of needle spiking presenting new complexities and risks, adding to the gravity of the modern epidemic.

This 2-hour online course, broken down into just 4 manageable sections, caters to individuals seeking to enhance their understanding of spiking. Participants will gain insight into the nature of spiking, including the types of drugs commonly used, and strategies to mitigate the risk of falling victim to such incidents. Participants will explore valuable perspectives on recognising potential spiking hazards in various environments and understand their broader impact on communities. Participants will build their knowledge of how to identify symptoms of spiked drinks, recognise signs of potential spiking victims, and understand appropriate courses of action in such situations.

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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Section 1: Understand what ‘spiking’ is – The facts

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: Awareness of spiking – The why

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: Skillscast (video content only)

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: Understand how to support businesses and people when spiking takes place – The how

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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