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Advanced Module-Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse WFD05 TSMyouth04

Course Description

Advanced Module-Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse WFD05 TSMyouth04

Code: WFD05 TSMyouth04

Date: Week 1-5 10th January - 7th February 2020 Week 6-10 21st February - 20th March 2020 Optional Module(27th March&3rd April 2020)

Time: 9:30-16:30

Duration: 12 Days

Location: Tullyhommon Methodist Church Hall - High Street, Kesh, Co. Donegal, BT93 8BD Map

Eligibility Criteria: This course is available free to those working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. Participants must be working in a substance misuse related role and have either completed the Foundation Module - Adults and Family Members course or have equivalent experience and knowledge.

Cost: FREE

Description: A further application process applies however this will be applied after ASCERT have received your online application


This course includes guided learning hours of 120 hours. Participants are required to complete workbooks, assignments and assessments and will involve additional learning in the students own time in addition to the classroom based sessions.

The course comprises 10 days delilivery of mandatory modules plus a 2 day optional module that learners can choose from either Dual Diagnosis for Substance Miisuse Practitioners or Provising Harm Minimisation Support to Substance Users.

By the end of this course participants will;

  • Understand substances, their use and effects

  • Understand current relevant legislation and local and national strategies for delivery of services for substance users

  • Understand the levels of treatment provision

  • Understand the modalities of treatment.

    Understand the role of prevention as a health promotion approach

  • Understand the need to promote diversity, equality and the rights of service users

  • Understand how to promote choice, wellbeing and protection of substance users

  • Be able to monitor, maintain and promote health and safety in the working environment

Relevance: This course is relevant to professionals that encounter clients affected by substance misuse within their work role. The course is primarily focused in the context of adult substance use but will be relevant to those working with young people also.

DANOS Mapping:

This course is mapped against the following Drug and Alcohol National Occupational Standards;

  • AI2 Help individuals address their substance use through an action plan
  • AB2 Support individuals who are substance users.
  • AB5 Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to individuals who have used alcohol and other substances.
  • AF2 Carry out assessment to identify and prioritise needs in a substance misuse setting
  • AG3 Assist in the transfer of individuals between agencies and services
  • AB7 Enable access to services to those affected by someone else’s use of alcohol or other substances
  • AF3 Carry out comprehensive assessment for alcohol and other substances
  • AI1 Use  recognised  theoretical  models  to  provide  therapeutic  support  to individuals who misuse substances
  • AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects

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