Course Overview

With the number of people in the UK seeking help for substance abuse increasing year-on-year, there’s a soaring demand for a skilled, professional workforce ready and armed to help tackle the problem. There’s a huge number of careers available to people who specialise in drug and alcohol misuse, from advocacy and counselling, to crisis support and charity work. Whichever area you’re interested in, this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue further training, or to begin applying for jobs.

On this level 2 course, you’ll gain a true understanding of the effects that addiction can have on sufferers’ lives, along with some of the harmful stereotypes that perpetuate stigma. You’ll discover some of the main reasons that people abuse drugs and alcohol, along with the signs and symptoms that a person may display when addiction and dependence take hold. You’ll also uncover the options that are available to people in these circumstances, and the national strategies that have been put in place to help.

Course at a glance

Course duration

12

On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

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This course is awarded by NCFE Customised Qualification.

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

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We'll take the time to understand your goals

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Our team of highly qualified tutors are as passionate about your success as you are. That’s why you’ll receive as much one-to-one support as you need from the moment you enrol, right through to receiving your certificate

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12

On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

40mins/day

The learning hours for this course are up to 125 hours, which is around 40 minutes per day for 6 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.

Our course code
X216
Official Qualification Title
NCFE Level 2 Award in Substance Misuse

Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English
Minimum age
16 years old.

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