Substance Misuse Awareness

LEVEL 1 AWARD IN SUBSTANCE MISUSE AWARENESS (RQF)

Course title


Level 1 award in substance misuse awareness (RQF)

Course description


Substance misuse occurs when an individual uses substances in a way that negatively impacts on their functioning or when someone uses them for a purpose other than their intended use. The substance misuse qualifications available from Highfield are suitable for learners working or studying in a variety of sectors such as counselling, the health sector, sport and recreation and community work. They are also relevant to those working in the security industry, particularly door supervisors and security guards. By achieving these qualifications, learners will understand the reasons people misuse substances, the types of substances that are misused and the signs and symptoms of their effects, as well as the overall impact of substance misuse on society.

Course content


Subjects covered include:

  • Substances that are commonly misused and why.
  • Recognising possible signs of substance misuse.
  • The social and personal effects of substance misuse.
  • The perceptions and responses to substance misuse.

Awarding body


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Achievement level


Level 1

Course duration


2 day course
09:00 - 16:00

Course cost


£95 (Inc VAT)

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