"Addressing alcohol and drug related issues: reducing harm and supporting positive change"
Workforce Development Training

Workforce Development Training

ASCERT is contracted by the Public Health Agency to provide a Workforce Development Training Programme for the workforce in the statutory and voluntary sectors.

The aim of the programme is to develop knowledge and skills in addressing substance misuse. Courses are free and are CPD certified. The courses available are listed below.

Each of the courses open for registration are displayed at the bottom of the page. You can view the course detail and apply for a place by clicking VIEW on the relevant course .

If you don't already have an account you can create one using the tab at the top right of this page. You will receive an activation email (if you dont get it in a few minutes check your junk mail folder) and and you can then log in and register your place.on any available courses.

Substance Misuse Awareness 1 Day
Understanding Alcohol Half Day
Understanding Illicit Drugs Half Day
Understanding Medicines Misuse Half Day
Understanding New Psychoactive Substances Half Day
Foundation Module  - Adults and Family Members 3 Days
Advanced Module - Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse 12 Days
Supporting Family Members affected by Substance Misuse 2 Days
Working with Substance Misuse in a Homeless Setting 4 Days
Foundation Module -Children, Young People and Families 3 Days
Working with Young People and Substance Misuse 2 Days
Young People, Substance Misuse and Mental Health 2 Days
The Regional Initial Assessment Tool for Young People (RIAT) Half Day
The Regional Hidden Harm Protocol 1 Day
Parental Substance Misuse              2 Days


To apply for a place on a course you must first have registered an account. You will be issued with an email link to verify your account and once you have done so you will be able to log-in to your account where you can apply for courses and view your upcoming courses and history.

If you have any questions about this you can contact our training administrator on 0800 2545 123 or email training@ascert.biz   

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Substance Misuse Awareness WFD06-SMA01

    Code: WFD06-SMA01

    Date: 25th& 26th September 2019

    Location: Derry Area- To Be Confirmed

    Duration: 2 evening sessions

    Price: £0.00 View

  • Substance Misuse Awareness WFD06-SMA02

    Code: WFD06-SMA02

    Date: 14th& 15th October 2019

    Location: Fermanagh House Broadmeadow Pl, Enniskillen BT74 7HR

    Duration: 2 evening sessions

    Price: £0.00 View

  • Substance Misuse Awareness WFD06-SMA03

    Code: WFD06-SMA03

    Date: 18th& 19th November 2019

    Location: Newry Conferencing & Banquet Centre, 39-41 The Mall, Newry, BT34 1AT

    Duration: 2 evening sessions

    Price: £0.00 View

  • Substance Misuse Awareness WFD06-SMA05

    Code: WFD06-SMA05

    Date: 20th August 2019

    Location: Lisburn Enterprise Organisation, Enterprise Centre, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn BT28 2BP

    Duration: 1 day

    Price: £0.00 View

  • Understanding Misuse of Prescription and OTC Drugs WFD06-HDI10

    Code: WFD06-HDI10

    Date: 11th October 2019

    Location: North City Business Centre, 2 Duncairn Gardens Belfast BT15 2GG

    Duration: 3hours

    Price: £0.00 View

  • ASIST- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training- SE267

    Code: SE267

    Date: 14th & 15th October 2019

    Location: The West Court Centre, 8-30 Barrack St, Belfast BT12 4AJ

    Duration: 2 Days

    Price: £0.00 View

  • ASIST T4T (Facilitators Training)

    Code: SE269

    Date: 4th November - 8th November 2019

    Location: To be confirmed


    Price: £0.00 View

  • Safetalk T4T (Facilitators Training)

    Code: SE268

    Date: 8th & 9th October 2019

    Location: The West Court Centre, 8-30 Barrack St, Belfast BT12 4AJ

    Duration: 2 Full Consecutive Days

    Price: £0.00 View

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Co. Antrim
BT28 1XZ

Tel: 0800 2545 123
Fax: 028 9260 3874
Email: info@ascert.biz
Charity Number: NIC101239