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Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling (Level 4) Course

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Course summary
Length: 200 hours
Price: 310 GBP VAT Free
Language: English
Study Pace: Full time/part time
Location: Distance

Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling (Level 4) Course

COURSE OVERVIEW


A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Advanced qualification in Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 4 Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

Addiction to alcohol and drugs is a widespread malady that is treacherous because it is so often concealed.This course sets out in simple form the essentials for understanding alcohol and drug problems, for making an assessment of the individual.

The background of students might be diverse, but whatever the background the aim of this course is to enable the student to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to help the suffering individual and their family members into recovery.

Course Key Topics 
The Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling course is divided into fourteen comprehensive modules. 

Module 1: Introduction: What is Dependency or Addiction
Module 2: Basic Counselling and Interview Skills
Module 3: The Counselling Relationship and Motivational Skills
Module 4: Drugs and the law – Counselling the Addicted
Module 5: Comprehensive Information On Drugs – Part 1
Module 6: Comprehensive Information On Drugs – Part 2
Module 7: Best Counsellor Practice
Module 8: Detoxification and Rehabilitation of the Opiates User
Module 9: What Counsellors Should Know About Alcohol Addiction
Module 10: Conducting the Diagnostic Interview – Part 1
Module 11: Conducting the Diagnostic Interview – Part 2
Module 12: Creating a Treatment Plan in Relation to Alcoholism
Module 13: Treating the Individual (Phase 1)
Module 14: In Patient Treatment Programme (Phases 2 & 3)

Home Study Tutor Support


You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling course. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

Course Assessments


The  Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

We send the full course out with the units listed above, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the national awarding organisation NCFE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.

Course Duration


We recommend you spend approximately 200 hours of your time studying for the Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 4 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but  if you could spare 8 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Get started today, and you can earn your Level 4 NCFE Award in Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling in as little as six months, or take up to a year, if you prefer – the choice is yours.

 


Suitability - Who should attend?

Course Entry Requirements


The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course.  This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.


Outcome / Qualification etc.

Course Qualifications
This is a dual certification course. You will receive a certificate from both the College and also the National Awarding body NCFE. Fees for both are included in the course fee.


Qualification One: Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma

Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma issued by the UK Learning College, entitling you to use the letters UKLC Dip after your name.


Qualification Two: Level 4 Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Award 

This course leads to a Level 4 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In accrediting the programme at level 4, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 4 national qualification.

In Scotland this course leads to a Level 7 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for Scotland.

In Ireland this course leads to a Level 6 for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for Ireland.

This course has been designed to meet specific learner requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited by NCFE.


Suggested career

Counsellor

 


As a counsellor, you would give people time, attention and a safe, confidential environment to help them explore their feelings.People can seek counselling for many reasons, including relationship difficulties, bereavement, or wanting to improve the way they deal with everyday life. It would not be your job to advise your clients what to do, but instead you would encourage them to look at their options and find their own solutions for positive change.

You would tend to use one particular theoretical approach to counselling, such as person-centred, humanistic or psychodynamic. You might work with clients with a wide range of issues, or specialise in an area such as eating disorders or addiction. 


Course Content

Course Key Topics 
The Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling course is divided into fourteen comprehensive modules. 

Module 1: Introduction: What is Dependency or Addiction

  • Explore what is meant by dependency
  • Examine the role of self-esteem.
  • Analyse what are good detective skills.

Module 2: Basic Counselling and Interview Skills

  • Describe how counselling differs from other types of assistance.
  • Explore the vocabulary of counselling.
  • Identify an appreciation for listening skills.
  • Explore good interview skills

Module 3: The Counselling Relationship and Motivational Skills

  • Introduce the importance of empathy.
  • Explore what is meant by trial and error.
  • Identify useful motivational skills.
  • Describe the factors that make the best counsellors.

Module 4: Drugs and the law – Counselling the addicted

  • Explore the difficulties of counselling the drug abuser.
  • Introduce the effects of drugs.
  • List the different classifications of drugs.
  • Identify different counselling styles.
  • Evaluate counselling skills.

Module 5: Comprehensive Information On Drugs – Part 1

  • Analyse drug recognition.
  • Explore relapse prevention.
  • Explain record keeping.

Module 6: Comprehensive Information On Drugs – Part 2

  • Explore the more commonly abused drugs.
  • Examine cravings and ways to get around them.
  • Introduce the ways of coping with drug related problems.

Module 7: Best Counsellor Practice

  • Identify what constitutes an abuse problem.
  • Explore the peripheral problems.
  • Introduce the golden rules of counselling.
  • Explain how to counsel when the drug ecstasy is concerned.

Module 8: Detoxification and Rehabilitation of the Opiates User

  • Explore the concept of detoxification.  
  • Explain post-detoxification symptoms and their treatment.
  • Investigate relapse indicators.
  • Analyse how to cope with sleep problems.

Module 9: What Counsellors Should Know About Alcohol Addiction.

  • Explore the therapeutic treatment philosophy.
  • Analyse a problem drinker vs. an alcoholic.
  • Investigate the different alcoholic classification systems.
  • Demonstrate the problem drinker’s problems.
  • Explain what tolerance means to the alcohol addict.

Module 10: Conducting the Diagnostic Interview – Part 1

  • Explore the importance and stages of the diagnostic interview.
  • Evaluate interview techniques.
  • Analyse the alcoholic diagnostic interview and how it works.

Module 11: Conducting the Diagnostic Interview – Part 2

  • Introduce the important factors to consider at the initial interview.
  • Explore the lines of questioning to discover what is important enough to your client to induce change.
  • Analyse the five diagnostic stages of alcohol abuse.

Module 12: Creating a treatment Plan in Relation to Alcoholism

  • Explore the benefits of treatment.
  • Introduce what Alcoholics Anonymous has to offer.
  • Analyse the four aspects of recovery.

Module 13: Treating the Individual (Phase 1)

  • Explore the differences between drinkers.
  • Investigate how the treatment approach should vary according to the type of drinker.
  • Explore how the phases of recovery differ amongst individuals.

Module 14: In Patient Treatment Programme (Phases 2 & 3)

  • Explore optimal treatment plans for in/out patients.
  • Analyse techniques for assisting your client achieve abstinence.
  • Explore what it can mean to give up alcohol

Expenses

Course Enrolment Fees


Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore the registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling home study course is £387.50, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £310 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £99 and then 4 equal payments of £72.125 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.

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