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Alcohol Awareness

4 Day Residential Course (over 2 weekends)

This vocational course is for you if you are looking to pursue a career in this field. This may be working with those suffering from alcohol abuse or recovering from it, or if you might be looking to extend your knowledge of alcohol abuse. This may include the impact of alcohol abuse on yourself and others. It will provide you with an introduction to alcohol misuse and the agencies that can offer support. This course is tailored towards you if you are looking to gain a professional knowledge of alcohol misuse issues to carry forward either in your personal, work or academic life.

We have one course running:  

27 April 2019 - 28 April 2019 and 4 May 2019 - 5 May 2019
This Residential course runs over two weekends on Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 4pm. You would need to attend both weekends to complete this course.

We are also running a Drug Awareness residential course, click here for more information.

Location: This course is held at Ruskin Hall Campus, Old Headington, Oxford, OX3 9BZ

Contact Us: 01865 759600 |


This is a vocational course and the aim is to arm you with knowledge and a better understanding of alcohol abuse and related problems. The residential course runs over two weekends on Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 4pm, you would need to attend both weekends to complete the course. Over the weekends you will be given the option to accept accommodation on our Headington campus.

It is assumed that you will have little or no prior knowledge of the content of this course.

The course will cover things such as:

  • An introduction to the differences in unit strengths

  • Learning about health issues associated with alcohol misuse

  • Learning about the effects of alcohol misuse

  • Learning about agencies offering help and information about alcohol misuse

It can be linked to any profession where you may be in contact or working with individuals that may be misusing alcohol or working with concerned others/family members of alcohol misusers, i.e social work, NHS, youth and community work.

There will be no assessment connected with this course as it is designed for gaining information.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply MORE INFORMATION

There are no academic requirements for entry to the course. There is no requirement to be working in the substance misuse field already. This course is available for adults (19+).

To apply for this course please click Apply Now and we will get in touch. Alternatively you can ring us on 01865 759600. You can also email us at

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This is a residential course, you may be eligible for one nights' accommodation and food. We will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it. For more information visit our Further Education fees and funding page.

If you are not eligible for financial support the course will cost £210 (this includes lunch).