DRUG & ALCOHOL COUNSELLING COURSE
Health Care Courses
Approximate Study Time
120 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £100.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £50.00
Approximate Delivery Time
1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
The Drug & Alcohol Counselling - Level 3 Course is designed for students who wish to gain an awareness of drug & alcohol misuse and practice methods of counselling clients who misuse substances.
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide 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.
On successful completion of this course students will receive an accredited Level 3 Certificate Award.
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 Home Study Courses Include the Following 9 Units:-
The following topics are covered: General introduction; Understanding Social use from Substance Abuse, Alcoholism and Addiction; Social Drinking and Drug Abuse; Alcoholism and Drug Addiction; Alcohol and Drug Use Management; and Information on Drugs imports into the UK and the European Union.
- Unit Two – The A-Z of drugs – effects, risks and the law
The following topics are covered: Introduction; The effects of drugs; The risks associated with drugs; and The law relating to drugs.
- Unit Three – Alcohol Abuse
The following topics are covered: Introduction; Binge Drinking; The NHS Guidelines; The effect of Alcohol on the Human Body; and Alcohol and Crime.
- Unit Four – Why People Use Drugs & Alcohol
The following topics are covered: Introduction; Attitudes about drugs; and Drug prevention and awareness.
- Unit Five – Drug & Alcohol Prevention and Awareness
The following topics are covered: Introduction; and Drug & Alcohol Prevention Programmes in the UK.
- Unit Six – The Basics of Counselling
The following topics are covered: Introduction; 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 Seven – Traditional Counselling Styles
The following topics are covered: What are the different types of Traditional Counselling; What Counselling; Individual Therapy; Couples Therapy; Family Therapy; Group Therapy; and Who goes to Counselling.
- Unit Eight – Counselling for Alcohol Problems
The following topics are covered: What are alcohol problems?; What causes alcohol problems?; Identifying alcohol problems; When a client may seek counselling; The aims of alcohol problems counselling; Treatment strategies; The therapeutic approach to treating alcohol problems; The sessions; Relapse prevention; and Conclusion.
- Unit Nine - Counselling for Substance Misuse
The following topics are covered: What is substance abuse?; What causes substance abuse; Identifying substance abuse; When a client may seek counselling; The aims of substance abuse counselling; Treatment approaches; Tools of the counsellor; The therapeutic process; The sessions; Other considerations for the substance abuse counsellor; and Conclusion.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The home study courses will take approximately 80 hours of study to complete.
There are no particular entry requirements.
Once you have enrolled, you will have access to your own personal tutor by mail or email. You will receive full tutor support for a 12 month period.
The Certification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete. On successful completion of this course students will be awarded a Drug & Alcohol Misuse Counselling Certificate of achievement by NCFE.
This course has been accredited under a NCFE IIQ Licence and 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.
Further information about Ofqual’s Qualification & Credit Framework level descriptors can be found at http://www.ofqual.gov.uk/qualifications-and-assessments/qualification-frameworks/levels-of-qualifications/
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators (‘regulators’) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation.
NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the ‘award’ of a certificate of achievement. This course has been developed by Kendal Publishing who has been accredited with NCFE’s Investing in Quality (IIQ) Licence, which is designed to give formal recognition to an organisation’s bespoke courses that fall outside the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).
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