Substance Abuse and Drugs Awareness Level 3
[ UMNH08 ]
Course Length - 12 Months
Award Received - Level 3 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
Course Code: MNH08
Our home study course is a must if you would like to work in the voluntary sector as a Drugs or Alcohol Counsellor.
This course also maps to national DANOS standards.
DANOS are the Drug and Alcohol industry National Occupational Standards
After studying this course, students will be able to:
understand possible causes of substance and drugs abuse
have knowledge of the different treatments available
be aware of the help that is available for drug users and their families
have a clear understanding of how to work with people with addiction problems
What is a drug?
Definitions of drugs
Types of Drugs
Depressants, stimulants and hallucinogens
Levels of drug use; experimental, recreational and dependent
The history of drug use
Tackling drug use
Helping someone with a drug problem
Is my child using drugs?
Why do we use drugs?
Effects of drugs
Quantity of the drug
Short term/ long term dangers
Smoking, snorting, injecting and inhaling
Tolerance to drugs
Problematic drug use
Hierarchy of harm
Models of care
Drug treatment provision
Harm reduction services
Substance misuse and awareness
Structured day programmes
Substitute drug therapies
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards' endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
 Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales
Method Of Study
The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
You will get full tutor support via email
You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor
Method of Assessment
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
Course Length Information
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work, guide you through the course and assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.