Drugs and alcohol awareness training

Drugs and alcohol awareness training

Do you need drugs and alcohol awareness training?

Drug and alcohol misuse is a huge problem in the UK, and across the world, and it can have a very negative effect on businesses as a result.

It’s important that business owners can recognise the signs that their employees may have a significant problem with drugs or alcohol and know how to handle the situation effectively.


Is this course for you?

This drugs and alcohol awareness course is aimed at managers and staff in all industries who play a role in reducing drug, alcohol and substance misuse in the UK.

It’s just one of a range of health and social care courses that we provide here at UK Online Training.

Drugs and alcohol awareness training: what is covered?

The course starts with official statistics to illustrate the scale of drug and alcohol abuse in the UK.

You’ll learn in detail about commonly used drugs, including cannabis, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy and some new designer drugs.

Turning to alcohol abuse, the course will show you how to introduce a 4-stage plan to deal with any problems – including how to write an effective Drug and Alcohol Policy. Beyond this the course will explore best business practice in terms of HR, legislation, spotting signs of drug misuse and the
implementation of workplace solutions.

The course also explains how the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) can help with effective alcohol and drugs policies and the development of related management skills.

Finally, it looks at current drug treatments and the options for outside support available to individuals and organisations.

Modules included in the course

Module 1        Statistics and Signs of Misuse

Module 2        Illegal Drugs Part 1

Module 3        Illegal Drugs Part 2

Module 4        Alcohol Misuse

Module 5        Company Best Practice Part 1

Module 6        Company Best Practice Part 2

Module 7        Company Best Practice Part 3

Module 8        Drug Treatment Services and Further Support

How long will it take to complete this course and how will I be assessed?

This drugs and alcohol awareness training programme takes only 80 minutes to complete, making it simple to slot into a working week.

There are eight modules in the course, with a multiple choice test at the end of each.

To receive their certificates of achievement, students needs to pass all eight tests with a score of at least 70%.

Which bodies recognise this course?

This online drugs and alcohol awareness training course is approved by the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service.

Course: Drugs and alcohol awareness training

Accreditations and approvals: CPD
Course time: 80 minutes
Assessment method: Multiple choice test

Pass mark: 70% in each module

Cost: £35 + VAT

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