The misuse of alcohol and drugs is a major topic in our society. With the rise in addiction cases, demand for substance abuse counsellors has grown. The role offers a serious challenge where the rewards are priceless and make a world of difference to many people. Do you have what it takes to counsel those with addiction? If so, our Drug and Alcohol Counselling course teaches the initial skills required for a career in the field.
During the course, you’ll learn about addiction, dependency, and the recovery process. As a counsellor, the aim is to help people to think positively, live healthier lifestyles, and work independently. This usually requires sitting down with them, either one-on-one or in group sessions, to help them through their problems. To do this, we’ll teach you the foundations of relevant models that relate to substance misuse and varying types of addictive substances people use. In addition, You’ll also develop skills that enable you to engage in purposeful mentoring and relationship building. Our course is perfect for those looking to move into further education.
Tear down the barriers with our Level 3 Drug and Alcohol Counselling course!
Equip yourself with the skills to mentor people with dependence on drugs and alcohol.
As a drug or alcohol counsellor, you would need to be calm and caring, and able to build trust with vulnerable people. If you think you could make a difference to people with substance misuse issues, our course is for you.
NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.
Up to 120 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 6 months. However, additional hours may be required for reading writing and research.
You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.
The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.
An in-depth exploration into the history, models, and aspects of drug addiction and counselling. Not a requirement for the course, but this further reading with greatly help when it comes to answering your assignment questions, as well as improve your knowledge of the field.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.
No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).
Hoping to further my career with this course, hopefully will pass and go onto the next level.
As I work with addicts of all ages this course has really refreshed my knowledge, it has been great, refreshing and useful to me. I have also enrolled onto the counselling diploma and got a returning student discount. Really glad I found you!
This course has helped me so much in my volunteer work with young addicts. Set out well, support always available.
Our amazing leader, Matt Jones, took home Nachural’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for his incredible dedication to education across the West Midlands region.
Oxbridge won its first award of 2019 for outstanding levels of customer service and student satisfaction. If you’re looking for a provider that cares, then look no further!
The public have spoken, naming Oxbridge the best Small Business in Birmingham for all round excellence as a distance learning college and its community involvement.
The public voted our leader, Matt Jones, the most influential businessperson of 2018 for his positive impact on people’s live within the community and business worlds.
Matt Jones, founder of Oxbridge, scooped his second Entrepreneur award in 2018 for his commitment to education, employment and the community of West Midlands.
We felt privileged to be named runner-up for this prestigious award for our contribution to education and regional growth with the Birmingham Post.
We were awarded this shiny trophy for building an excellent reputation as a course provider on emagister. We’re dedicated to helping people to learn without limits.
Rewarded for how innovative, supportive, and driven the Oxbridge team is providing dynamic, fun learning experiences that give learners the tools needed to succeed.
Oxbridge’s students and learning support team are guided to success by Matt Jones, who won his third ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award with the Birmingham Post 2018.