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Health & Social Care

CPCAB Understanding Substance Misuse Award - J185

12 Quays Part Time Level 2 Duration 11 weeks

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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.

Office use only. Non Standard 25.

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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Starting 11th January 2021 - Ending - 12th April 2021REF J185M002

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 17:00 — 20:30 12 Quays

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £250.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting 19th April 2021 - Ending - 28th June 2021REF J185M003

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 17:00 — 20:30 12 Quays

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £250.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting 13th September 2021 - Ending - 22nd November 2021REF J185N001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £250.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting 10th January 2022 - Ending - 11th April 2022REF J185N002

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £250.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting 18th April 2022 - Ending - 27th June 2022REF J185N003

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £250.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+ and are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £18,135 annual gross salary. If you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


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