Drug & Alcohol Counselling – Level 3 Course

£ 181.13

Learn about counselling for drug and alcohol misuse on the Distance Learning Centre’s Drug & Alcohol Counselling Course.

 

Course Description

The Drug & Alcohol Counselling – Level 3 Course is designed for students who wish to gain an awareness of drug & alcohol misuse and practice methods of counselling clients who misuse substances.

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration.

Course Objectives:

  • Obtain a better understanding about drugs and alcohol misuse.
  • Obtain knowledge about the different types of drugs available and their side effects and use.
  • Obtain a better understanding why people take drugs.
  • Obtain a better understanding about why people use Alcohol.
  • Find out what treatment is available in your area and how to access it.
  • Find out how to set up a drug or alcohol abuse treatment programme in your area.
  • Understand the principles of drug and alcohol misuse counselling

On successful completion of this course students will receive an endorsed Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

 

The Drug & Alcohol Counselling – Level 3 Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered: General introduction; Understanding Social use from Substance Abuse, Alcoholism and Addiction; Social Drinking and Drug Abuse; Alcoholism and Drug Addiction; Alcohol and Drug Use Management; and Information on Drugs imports into the UK and the European Union.
The following topics are covered: Introduction; The effects of drugs; The risks associated with drugs; and The law relating to drugs.
The following topics are covered: Introduction; Binge Drinking; The NHS Guidelines; The effect of Alcohol on the Human Body; and Alcohol and Crime.
The following topics are covered: Introduction; Attitudes about drugs; and Drug prevention and awareness.
The following topics are covered: Introduction; and Drug & Alcohol Prevention Programmes in the UK.
The following topics are covered: Introduction; What is counselling; Who is a Counsellor; When is a Counsellor not ready to Council; Who needs counselling; Ten Steps to Counselling; Guidelines for good practice and care.
The following topics are covered: What are the different types of Traditional Counselling; What Counselling; Individual Therapy; Couples Therapy; Family Therapy; Group Therapy; and Who goes to Counselling.
The following topics are covered: What are alcohol problems?; What causes alcohol problems?; Identifying alcohol problems; When a client may seek counselling; The aims of alcohol problems counselling; Treatment strategies; The therapeutic approach to treating alcohol problems; The sessions; Relapse prevention; and Conclusion.
The following topics are covered: What is substance abuse?; What causes substance abuse; Identifying substance abuse; When a client may seek counselling; The aims of substance abuse counselling; Treatment approaches; Tools of the counsellor; The therapeutic process; The sessions; Other considerations for the substance abuse counsellor; and Conclusion.

 

ACCPH Membership

ACCPHDistance Learning Centre has completed an accreditation evaluation and finished satisfactory evidence of both theoretical knowledge and assessment rigor to be granted Organisational Member with Accredited Centre status with ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists).

ACCPH is an independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. They offer membership options for students who have completed studies by blended and home distance learning providing they are of a specific nationally recognised standard. They can also assist with Insurance for members.

You can find out more information about ACCPH membership and pricing from their website: http://www.accph.org.uk/.

 

Prerequistes

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

 

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

 

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

 

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa 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 and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer 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.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Additional information

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Self-Study Time

Approximately 120 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)