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Awareness of Substance Misuse (CPD) - Online Learning

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Course outline

This short, auto-marked programme will teach you everything you need to know about substance misuse; develop your knowledge on an important, contemporary issue; and equip you with a skill set that is highly transferrable.

This course is split into four manageable sections:

  • 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.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
Distance Learning

Start: 1st August 2020

End: 31st July 2021

Tuition fee: £28.50

Course code: C034438 / Q034439

Qualification

College Certificate

Duration

You will learn at your own pace, but the course typically takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you must have a reasonable standard of spoken and written English.

Assessment

The course is auto-assessed with questions throughout the learning material.