Awareness of Substance Misuse (CPD)
UK employers, particularly in the health and social care sector, often want candidates with knowledge in this area, so why wait? This short, auto-marked programme will teach you everything you need to know about substance misuse – developing your knowledge on an important, contemporary issue and equipping you with a skill set that is highly transferrable. This official CPD course is perfect for an introduction to a subject or a subject refresher.
Units covered in this programme include:
– 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.
– 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. .
– 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.
– 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.
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Cost : Total Fee £30
This course will be automatically assessed online and you will receive an e-certificate upon completion.
Upon completion of this course, you may wish to study the following courses: Alcohol Awareness and Understanding Eating Disorders.
Facilities and resources
You will need access to the internet.
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Why Petroc should be your first choice
Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.
We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community.
Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments.
We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.