Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Misuse Awareness

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About The Course

Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Misuse Awareness

Course Duration: 37 minutes (approx.)

Leaders and managers have a significant role to play in reducing substance misuse in the UK. Their unique organisational positions means that they can spot the earliest signs of drug or alcohol misuse in others. Managers must have structures in place to minimise the damage to a person's health and social relationships, their team, and the whole organisation.

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to raise your awareness and develop strategies and guidance to support staff, colleagues or young people who have substance misuse problems.

Split into bite-size modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere.

Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into five modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.

Designed in line with the following policies:

  • Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Learning outcomes

  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of substance misuse and the factors that influence people to misuse substances and the importance of intervening early.
  • Understanding the effects of substance misuse (including drug and alcohol misuse) on individuals, their team, organisation and wider society.
  • Knowing how to develop organisational policies that support those experiencing substance misuse and also protect others, particularly young or vulnerable people.
  • Recognising the benefits of promoting healthy choices and supporting others to build resilience towards misuse.
  • Understanding how to direct people to support and manage incidents relating to drugs and alcohol misuse.

Course Units


Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into five modules with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your learning.

Module 1: Commonly misused substances

Module one will offer an overview of commonly misused substances and the laws surrounding them. It will also explore the duties of managers and staff when confronted with substance misuse in the workplace.

Module 2: Understanding substance misuse

Module two will focus on the reasons behind why people turn to alcohol or drug misuse. It will provide a better understanding of the people who suffer from substance misuse.

Module 3: Providing help and support

Module three will focus on how to provide effective help and support to someone suffering from substance misuse.

Module 4: Policies and procedures

Module four will explore the policies and procedures you should have implemented in your workplace to guide your employees on the topic of substance misuse in your organisation.

Module 5: Foetal alcohol syndrome

This module gives insight into foetal alcohol syndrome, exploring what it is, how it is caused, and the effects it can have on mother and child.

Samantha Kendall

About The Expert

Samantha Kendall

Highly qualified First Aider and Emergency Medical Technician with extensive front line experience.
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