This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an awareness of drug & alcohol misuse and practice methods of counselling clients who misuse substances
The objectives of the course are to:
Obtain a better understanding about drugs and alcohol misuse.
Obtain knowledge about the different types of drugs available and their side effects and use.
Obtain a better understanding why people take drugs.
Obtain a better understanding about why people use Alcohol.
Find out what treatment is available in your area and how to access it.
Find out how to set up a drug or alcohol abuse treatment programme in your area.
Understand the principles of drug and alcohol misuse counselling
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.
Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
Assignment marking & feedback
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
Assessment takes the form of a series of tutor marked activity questions.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 120 hours of study to complete.
Please refer to current price list
LEVEL 2 DRUG & ALCOHOL COUNSELLING
The course is divided up into nine units:
Unit 1: Introduction
Understanding Social use from Substance Abuse, Alcoholism and Addiction
Social Drinking and Drug Abuse
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
Alcohol and Drug Use Management
Information on Drugs imports into the UK and the European Union.
Unit 2: The A-Z of drugs – effects, risks and the law
The effects of drugs
The risks associated with drugs
The law relating to drugs
Unit 3: Alcohol Abuse
The NHS Guidelines.
The effect of Alcohol on the Human Body
Alcohol and Crime
Unit 4: Why People use Drugs & Alcohol
Attitudes About Drugs
Drug Prevention and Awareness
Unit 5: Drug & Alcohol Prevention and Awareness
Drug & Alcohol Prevention Programmes in the UK
Unit 6: The Basics of Counselling
What is counselling
Who is a Counsellor
When is a Counsellor not ready to Council
Who needs counselling
Ten Steps to Counselling
Guidelines for good practice and care
Unit 7: Traditional Counselling Styles
What are the different types of Traditional Counselling
Who goes to Counselling
Unit 8: Counselling for Alcohol Problems
What are alcohol problems?
What causes alcohol problems?
Identifying alcohol problems
When a client may seek counselling
The aims of alcohol problems counselling
The therapeutic approach to treating alcohol problems
Unit 9: Counselling for Substance Misuse
What is substance abuse?
What causes substance abuse
Identifying substance abuse
When a client may seek counselling
The aims of substance abuse counselling
Tools of the counsellor
The therapeutic process
Other considerations for the substance abuse counsellor