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Course Code: NPCHS271/1DL

Course Level: Level 1

Study Mode: Online-Learning

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Gain essential insights into the prevalence and impact of substance misuse in society. Explore the key types of substances, their effects on physical and mental health and the broader social implications. Learn about harm reduction strategies, support services and the importance of early intervention.

This qualification enables the learner to develop a knowledge and understanding of substance misuse awareness - including alcohol - and its potential effects on individuals and others.

Be working or volunteering in a health and social care environment or other relevant working environment; have a basic level of English in order to complete the written assessments.

This course will require the learner to commit to self study hours in order to complete the assessments.

This qualification is assessed via a mandatory workbook, which is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

Assessments must be completed in the agreed timescale and submitted to the assessor who will then provide feedback, advice and guidance, and, additional support where needed.

Susan Goodwin, H&SC Assessor
Tel: 01782 254121
Chloe Richards, H&SC Administrator
Tel: 01782 254387
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A range of financial support may be available for adult students to help towards the cost of your fees, equipment, childcare and/or other expenses while studying, depending on your personal circumstances and the course you are studying. For full details please visit

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