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Aware­ness of Sub­stance Mis­use (CPD) — Online Learning

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.

How to enrol onto this course

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Consent details
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 and be aged 19 or over.

Teaching & assessment

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