Level 2, Part Time

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This course will enable you to understand why people misuse drugs and alcohol, and the effect this has on vulnerable individuals and society as a whole.

Course details

Over the programme you will learn about:

  • The effects of different drugs
  • Understand the harm caused by substance misuse
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of using drugs and alcohol
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of an overdose of drugs or alcohol
  • Identify the assumptions and stereotypes associated with substance misuse
Entry guidelines

No previous training or experience is required, but a college interview prior to acceptance is compulsory.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed through written coursework and a Learning Log.

Additional Information

This qualification is suitable for individuals:

  • currently working in the field of substance misuse
  • supporting people involved in substance misuse
  • anyone interested in pursuing a career in this area of health and social care.
Where can I progress to?

Improve your employment opportunities within the field Progression to Level 2 Counselling courses or Health and Social Care Diploma qualifications.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 09th Jan 2018 - Ends 20th Mar 2018 Ref J185J002

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £230.00

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 18:00 — 21:00 12 Quays
  • Starts 17th Apr 2018 - Ends 26th Jun 2018 Ref J185J003

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £230.00

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Tuesday 18:00 — 21:00 12 Quays
  • Starts 25th Sep 2018 - Ends 04th Dec 2018 Ref J185K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £230.00

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 08th Jan 2019 - Ends 19th Mar 2019 Ref J185K002

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £230.00

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 16th Apr 2019 - Ends 25th Jun 2019 Ref J185K003

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £230.00

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).