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Understanding Substance Misuse CPCAB Level 2 Award

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Understanding Substance Misuse CPCAB Level 2 Award

This qualification is designed for those who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of substance misuse in order to:

  • Raise awareness of substance misuse and work for prevention
  • Improve the knowledge, awareness, understanding and effectiveness of those currently working in the field or supporting people involved in substance misuse

This qualification does not lead directly to an employed role. However, the knowledge gained would be useful in a variety of settings, both professional and personal, for example:

  • By providing an overview of the subject
  • Enhancing understanding of those already working therapeutically e.g. counsellors, support workers, key workers
  • Helping and supporting Parents and carers

The course helps to challenge our own prejudices and responses to people using and misusing substances, and approaches the user behind the substance in a person centered and non-judgemental way thereby respecting the BACP ethical framework and the FDAP code of practice.

Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 13/01/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Length: 10 weeks
Fees: £150.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

How to enrol

To enrol onto this course please call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.



Course Information

What will I study?

The course is ten weeks long, delivered online and covers the criteria from the candidate learning guide and more. Assessment is the completion of a portfolio, assignment, weekly learning reviews and a short presentation to the group, further guidance will be given during the course, as well as other activities undertaken. It is useful to see each criteria as a short writing task of 500-800 words per week, you will also be required to keep a short reflective journal as you go to help with the assignment and criteria. The class will also give notes so you can complete the written work, the course is level 2 so intends to cover each topic at a basic level, but you might choose to research further in your own time.
The course is not just drug awareness, but aimed to look at how to work with substance users and seeing the person behind the substance. The course fits in with the DANOS qualifications for training towards working with drug and alcohol addiction.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

This is a stand-alone qualification. However, progression is available to Level 2 or Level 3 National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in Health & Social Care, and/or level 2 counselling skills qualifications and/or level 3 substance misuse qualifications.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.