Awareness of Substance Misuse
Health & Social Care
What is the course about?
This course 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 should I choose the course?
This is a flexible course allowing you to learn from your own home, in your own time. Completing this course will allow you to gain an understanding of substance abuse, which could be valuable to your current or future job role. Studying with Warrington & Vale Royal College means you will have access to award-winning learning and assessment materials.
What will I learn?
This qualification encompasses the following modules:
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.
What will the course lead on to?
We offer a wide range of other continuing professional development (CPD) courses. For further information please refer to the website or contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there any links with industry and university?
All modules will be linked to generic business needs, as well as personal development needs.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific entry requirements, but you should have access to and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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