Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse - Free Online Course
Are you interested in completing some substance misuse awareness training? UK employers, particularly in the health and social care sector, are often interested in candidates who have knowledge of this subject area, so this course would look great on your CV. This qualification aims to introduce you to the dangers and risks surrounding substance misuse. You will learn about different types of substances, why people take drugs, the laws surrounding drugs, the effects of drug use and perceptions of substance misuse.
Why choose The Skills Network?
- Achieve a nationally recognised level 1 qualification
- Learn from your own home, in your own time
- Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
- Potential to progress on to further substance misuse awareness training
- UK-based support network to help guide you through your studies
- Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
Training Course Content
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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For Individuals or Private People
This course is free of charge if you meet the criteria for funding. To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed the course you are wanting to enroll on.
If you do not meet the criteria for funding, you can still "Click to apply" and you will be able to purchase the course.
For Employers or Group Funding Requests
Funding is available for adult education courses across a range of sectors. At no cost to your organisation, your staff can excel in their role with a nationally recognised qualification.
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This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:
- Support worker – up to £16,000
- Family support worker – up to £12,000
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