Substance Use and Abuse – 6hrs

Substance Use and Abuse – 6hrs

REF SU02 | Elements of competence HSC3047 Care certificate standard 9

Qualification and credit framework

This course contributes toward the recommended guided learning hours, you should carry out practice reflection, document and attach subsequent evidence from this training.


This one day training workshop is for support workers and managers in residential
or community settings who wish to explore and develop an understanding
of the complex issues that surround substance use and its potential for
abuse by service users. Particular emphasis is on the Class B drug
Cannabis and legal highs. The course will use a variety of teaching methods , including
video, practising scenarios, myths quiz, and audit handout material.

Who should attend?

Staff who support individuals who may be using or miss-using drugs in the place of care.

Proposed Learner Outcomes - The worker must be able to

• Know the most common illegal substances with the potential to be used
and abused
• The drugs pyramid
• Cannabis – a brief overview of the drug and its effects
• Recognising the signs and symptoms of cannabis use
• Know the most common problems associated with cannabis misuse
• Cannabis and medication
• The half life of cannabis
• Know where the law stands on cannabis
• The complex ethics and responsibilities of Support workers
• What to do if? Learners practice interventions with scenarios
• Understand the implications of criminal activity for SU’s and support
• Know where to source your employers policy on drugs
• What to do to reduce the risk of misuse

How many candidates may attend?
This training is not limited in numbers.

Equivalent Relevant information

1. Certificates are issued for each learners and if dated, are valid to that period. N.B Learners attending
must complete the entire duration of the training to qualify for a certificate.
2. A learner assessment may be required post training for audit and PDP purposes.
Registration details are kept by us for Seven years and are legal documents. It is important to register in block
capitals clearly on the day.

Registration details are kept by us for Seven years and are legal documents. It is important to register in block capitals clearly on the day.

How to book your course

Please call us on 0208 144 9491. You can also submit our online booking enquiry form too.

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“Drug and alcohol awareness was a very good course, trainer provided many examples that made staff aware

clearly of the repercussions of consuming drugs or alcohol specially in relation with other medication that our

service users may be on. Clearly painted a picture for better understanding of staff as well as ways to support

service users in relation with this subject. Very helpful for staff

supporting service users with issues around

drug and alcohol abuse “.

Danut Gheorghiu-Allied care Bognor

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