C&G Level 4 Certificate in Working with Substance Misuse
This level 4 certificate is ideal for you if you work within the field of substance misuse, including dealing with drug, alcohol or solvent abuse.
This qualification will give you specialist knowledge and professional skills so you can be more resourceful and effective. The course covers a range of topics from identifying misuse to supporting individuals through treatment and rehabilitation, enabling you to focus on the substance misuse issues that impact on your work.
The certificate in working with Substance Misuse is for professionals who work with individuals who misuse substances, either directly or indirectly, for example, you may be a Support Worker, Housing Worker, Police Officer or Teacher.
They are also relevant to those working within specialist substance misuse services either with adults or children and young people. These services may be statutory or voluntary and will usually have Service Level Agreements with local Drug Action Teams (DATs), Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs) or Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs).They can also be used by workers who cannot access the full Level 3 qualification because of the nature of their working context or role i.e. they are a part-time or voluntary worker.
Students will study enough units to gain a minimum of 18 credits. These include;
- Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists.
- Enable individuals who misuse substances to identify and use health and social care services and facilities.
- Identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance misusers.
- Support individuals who are substance users.
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3 hours per week to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.
A further 3 hours per week, on average, studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials.
General Entry Requirements:
- Must be working in the area of substance misuse, for example, as a teacher, police officer etc
English Language Requirements for International students:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
- PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English
Equivalent qualifications include:
- Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
- Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
- Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
- ESOL Level 2
Tier 4 Students:
- SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
- Successful completion of the admissions process
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
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