Drugs, alcohol and new psychoactive substances: The facts 6hrs

Drugs, alcohol and new psychoactive substances: The facts 6hrs

DRS04 | REF SU02 | Elements of competence HSC3047 Care certificate standard 9

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

Summary

This one day training workshop is for people who wish to explore and develop an understanding
of the complex issues that surround substance use and its potential for
abuse by staff or service users.

Drugs and alcohol affect more than just the individual. Education in the management of drug use is key, and this course equips learners with the confidence they will need to tackle drug related issues in and out of their workplace.

The course will use a variety of teaching methods , including video, practising scenarios, myths quiz, and handout material.

Who should attend?

Staff working in social care, teachers in school, people working in addiction centres or drop in centres for the homeless, organisations and any sector where it is essential to have evidence of learning to this subject. The course can also be adapted for school children who need an awareness of drugs and addictive behaviours they may come across in their younger years.

 

Proposed Learner Outcomes - The worker must be able to

• Know the most common legal and illegal substances with the potential to be used
and abused
• The drugs pyramid
• Drugs – a brief overview of the drug and its effects
• Recognising the signs and symptoms of drug use
• Know the most common problems associated with drug misuse
• Drugs and medication
• The half life principle of drugs
• Know where the law stands on drugs -Misuse of Drugs Act (1971) and the NPS Act (2016)

  • Alcohol and society
  • ‘Legal’ Highs – the most common and the dangers
  • How to be safe with drugs
  • The complex ethics and responsibilities of workers

• What to do if? Learners practice interventions with scenarios
• Understand the implications of criminal activity for SU’s and support
workers
• 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 attending staff

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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“Training was great. Loads of up to date information given, trainer very approachable and friendly.

Interacted well with the people on the course and made the matter very interesting.

I highly recommend this course and all other courses provided by Incare,

to anyone who works in the care or other industry.”

Cristina Damian-

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