Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse
To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed the course you are wanting to enrol on.
If you do not complete the course, you may be liable to a £100 resource and registration fee.
Are you interested in completing some substance misuse awareness training? UK employers, particularly in the health and social care sector, are often interested in candidates who have knowledge of this subject area, so this course would look great on your CV. This qualification aims to introduce you to the dangers and risks surrounding substance misuse. You will learn about different types of substances, why people take drugs, the laws surrounding drugs, the effects of drug use and perceptions of substance misuse.
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Section 1: Substances that are commonly misused
In this section, you will cover the reasons why people use substances, the types of substances that are misused and the factors that can influence the effects of substances.
Section 2: The personal and social effects of substance misuse
You will study the harmful effects of substance misuse on individuals and society, as well as where to get support and advice on substance misuse.
Section 3: The perceptions of and responses to substance misuse
This section covers how stereotyping affects users and how media reporting affects people's perceptions of substance misuse. You will also cover statistics about substance misuse.
Section 4: Ways to promote healthy choices and build resilience
You will look at the risk factors and protective factors for substance misuse, ways to protect individuals from the risks of substance misuse and the barriers to making healthy choices.
The benefits of this course include:
This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:
Support worker – up to £16,000
Family support worker – up to £12,000
Once you have completed this course, you could progress on to the following:
Certificate In Counselling Skills
Certificate in Common Health Conditions
Certificate in Equality and Diversity
Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
|Full cost||Direct debit|
|£150||Initial payment of £15.00, 2 monthly payments of £67.50|