Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Misuse Awareness for Educators

Available on demand


CPD Certification Logo

$68.67

You will be invoiced £50 as we are based in the United Kingdom.

Available on demand


Pay by invoice

Pay via invoice

OR

Pay by card

Pay via card

or

Become a Certified School and access our courses for free

Schools with certified school membership can access this course by logging into the hub.

find out about membership

About The Course

Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Misuse Awareness for Educators

About the Course

Duration: 28 minutes (approx.)

School staff have a significant role to play in reducing substance misuse in the UK. Their unique position means that they can spot the earliest signs of drug or alcohol misuse in others. School leaders must have structures in place to minimise the damage to a person's health and social relationships, their staff members, and the whole setting.

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 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 six 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 staff, school, and wider community.
  • 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.

Modules

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 school to guide staff and students on the topic of substance misuse in your school.

Module 5: Supporting young people

Module 5 will explore why children and young people may be drawn into substance misuse, what signs to look out for, and how teachers can help support those who may be more vulnerable.

Module 6: 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.

Course Units

Introduction

Delivered by qualified emergency medical technician Samantha Kendall, the course has been divided into six 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 school to guide staff and students on the topic of substance misuse in your school.

Module 5: Supporting young people

Module 5 will explore why children and young people may be drawn into substance misuse, what signs to look out for, and how teachers can help support those who may be more vulnerable.

Module 6: 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.
Find out more

Certified School Programme

Our Whole School Community Approach to Online Safety Training

Our Certified School Programme is a complete solution for schools to implement an effective approach to online safety.

It has been designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety safeguarding duties outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020 guidance.

My CPD Preview

Whole School Community Training

CPD accredited training for the whole school community, including, DSLs, teachers, school staff, parents and carers.

Monthly Online Safety Update Service

Supporting schools to stay on top of online safety related news, social media updates, gaming updates and evolving online issues.

Meet DfE Statutory Safeguarding Requirements

Designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety statutory duties outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020.

NOS Certified School Accreditation

Accreditation for your school including a certified school plaque when you meet our approval criteria.

Dedicated Online Safety eLearning Hub

Implement training to all staff and parents with just one click and report on course access and completion.

Resources, Lesson Plans and Parent Guides

Access to our Resource Hub containing over 50 platform guides and lesson plans in online safety.

Still Have Questions?

Interested in becoming a member? Contact us today to find out more.

An Online Safety Advisor will be in touch within 24 hours