Gain professional knowledge of drug misuse issues to take into your personal, work or academic life on this vocational four day residential course.
Purpose: Personal and Professional Development
Duration: 4 days
Next course: Contact us to find out
What are the qualifications about?
You will receive a comprehensive introduction to drug misuse and related problems, developing your knowledge and enhancing your chances to work in the area of substance misuse.
Who are they for?
If you are interested in a career working with individuals that may be misusing drugs or working with concerned others and family members of people who may misuse drugs, this course would be ideal for you.
What do I need?
There is no requirement to be working in the substance misuse field already, though if you are working in the voluntary sector or considering volunteering you would benefit from this short course. You do not need any qualifications to apply for this course.
Why choose Ruskin College?
Ruskin college is a community. Our friendly, welcoming and open learning environment means we aren’t afraid to tackle the tricky or uncomfortable topics and we do so in an inclusive and positive way.
What sorts of things do they cover?
You will learn about:
- drug classification
- the impact of drug abuse on society
- the impact of drug abuse on those people linked to the drug user
- the health of drug users
- withdrawal from drug abuse
How will I learn and be assessed?
The course is designed for your information, so there will be no assessments.
How long do they take?
Guided learning hours
Guided learning hours are the hours you spend learning with your training provider or on your own. The guided learning hours for this qualification are:
- 24 hours
Usual course length
Completing the Drug Awareness course usually takes:
- 4 days full time
This is a residential course over two weekends.
What jobs could they lead to?
You could be taking the first steps on your journey back into education or towards a career in the substance misuse sector, e.g. social work, NHS, youth and community work and related professions.
What would it cost me?
This course is free, subject to eligibility. For those who are not eligible, the cost is £220 (inc lunch and accommodation).