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Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling

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  • Accreditation by Qualifications Register
  • 14 units
  • 140 guided learning hours
Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling

Addiction to alcohol and drugs is a widespread illness made even more serious because it is so often concealed.

About Our Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course

This substance abuse counselling course sets out in simple form the essentials for understanding alcohol and drug problems in order to make individual assessments, give appropriate help within one’s own competence and to make referrals to the relevant agencies where necessary. The course aims to enable the student to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to help the suffering individual and their family members into recovery.

What Could I Do After Taking This Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course?

Work as a substance misuse worker. Substance misuse professionals work in a wide variety of roles, including drugs testing, assessments, care planning, education, advice, guidance and support and psychological interventions. You could work in health and social care settings in the government, private, charitable or voluntary sectors, earning a starting salary of around £20,000*/year.

Study for a foundation degree. If you wish to attend university and obtain a degree, you may be able to study for a drug and alcohol counselling foundation degree.

Build your career. If you wish to further build your career in substance abuse counselling, you could continue your training and education to become an addictions psychotherapist working for a health agency, in social services, hospitals, special clinics, or in private practice.

*Source: ahealthcareer.co.uk, Oct. 2012

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma

Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have 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 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). 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 examination and assessment 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 over 600 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

"The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a  member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information".

For further details please visit,  www.aept.co.uk

Introduction

The qualities needed to counsel others in the therapeutic setting. The first part of the course will concentrate on drugs, addiction, counselling and the rehabilitation process. Towards the end of the course we will cover this in relation to alcohol addiction, counselling and the treatment process.

Assignment one:

The emotional factors in dependency and addiction

Getting the basic data from the client.

Assignment two:

Basic Counselling Skills

Basic Interview Skills

Assignment three:

The counselling relationship

Motivational skills

Assignment four:

Counselling the addicted

Drugs and the Law

Assignment five:

Comprehensive information on drugs

Recognition

Identity

Effects

Assignment six:

Continuation of information on drugs

Glue, gases and aerosols

Anabolic Steroids

Assignment seven:

Coping with cravings

Coping with boredom

Warning signs of a relapse

Planning a change

Assignment eight:

Detoxication and rehabilitation of the user

Assignment nine:

What you should now about addiction to alcohol

Effects of alcohol to the body

Effects of alcohol to the family

Assignment ten:

Conducting the diagnostic interview

Assignment eleven:

Counsellors assessment and diagnosis of the problem

Assignment twelve:

Creating a treatment plan in relation to alcoholism

Assignment thirteen:

Treating the individual

Assignment fourteen:

Patient/Client programmes

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling

Addiction to alcohol and drugs is a widespread illness made even more serious because it is so often concealed.

About Our Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course

This substance abuse counselling course sets out in simple form the essentials for understanding alcohol and drug problems in order to make individual assessments, give appropriate help within one’s own competence and to make referrals to the relevant agencies where necessary. The course aims to enable the student to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to help the suffering individual and their family members into recovery.

What Could I Do After Taking This Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Course?

Work as a substance misuse worker. Substance misuse professionals work in a wide variety of roles, including drugs testing, assessments, care planning, education, advice, guidance and support and psychological interventions. You could work in health and social care settings in the government, private, charitable or voluntary sectors, earning a starting salary of around £20,000*/year.

Study for a foundation degree. If you wish to attend university and obtain a degree, you may be able to study for a drug and alcohol counselling foundation degree.

Build your career. If you wish to further build your career in substance abuse counselling, you could continue your training and education to become an addictions psychotherapist working for a health agency, in social services, hospitals, special clinics, or in private practice.

*Source: ahealthcareer.co.uk, Oct. 2012

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma

Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 4 Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have 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 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

To view a sample of the ABC Learner Unit Summary, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Who are ABC

ABC Awards

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). 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 examination and assessment 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 over 600 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.

For more info on our awarding body, ABC awards, click here

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

"The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a  member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information".

For further details please visit,  www.aept.co.uk

Introduction

The qualities needed to counsel others in the therapeutic setting. The first part of the course will concentrate on drugs, addiction, counselling and the rehabilitation process. Towards the end of the course we will cover this in relation to alcohol addiction, counselling and the treatment process.

Assignment one:

The emotional factors in dependency and addiction

Getting the basic data from the client.

Assignment two:

Basic Counselling Skills

Basic Interview Skills

Assignment three:

The counselling relationship

Motivational skills

Assignment four:

Counselling the addicted

Drugs and the Law

Assignment five:

Comprehensive information on drugs

Recognition

Identity

Effects

Assignment six:

Continuation of information on drugs

Glue, gases and aerosols

Anabolic Steroids

Assignment seven:

Coping with cravings

Coping with boredom

Warning signs of a relapse

Planning a change

Assignment eight:

Detoxication and rehabilitation of the user

Assignment nine:

What you should now about addiction to alcohol

Effects of alcohol to the body

Effects of alcohol to the family

Assignment ten:

Conducting the diagnostic interview

Assignment eleven:

Counsellors assessment and diagnosis of the problem

Assignment twelve:

Creating a treatment plan in relation to alcoholism

Assignment thirteen:

Treating the individual

Assignment fourteen:

Patient/Client programmes

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
Enrol for just £19.99
Spread the cost over 10 months
(no credit check required)
Call one of the team to get started TODAY
Ends midnight Monday 27th May

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