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Certificate in Drugs and Alcohol Counselling (GCU accredited)

Why take this course?

Drugs and Alcohol Counselling is one of the fastest growing counselling services in the UK. This is your opportunity to gain a qualification that will enhance your career and counselling practice. It is credit rated with 30 SCQF credits at level 9 (third year BA/BSc level) and are transferrable to degree program from participating UK Universities.

This Certificate Course is designed for those interested or involved in either healthcare, social care, pastoral care and those dealing with vulnerable groups affected by drugs and alcohol addictions.

Learning Method

On-Line/Distance Learning


Course Details

Course Number: DA1000
Course Fee: £351.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £87.75 (0% APR), followed by 3 monthly payments of £87.75
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Course Content
Course DA1000 -  Certificate in Drugs and Alcohol Counselling has ten Lessons:
  • Legal Matters Relating to Drugs
  • The Aetiology of Addiction
  • Casualty
  • Reasonable Use and the Prevention of Addiction
  • Behavioural Theory
  • Assessing the Problem, the Person, and their Suitability for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Engagement and Treatment Planning
  • Structuring the Treatment Programme
  • Firming Up Commitment: The End of the Beginning
  • Disengagement and Beyond

Materials supplied with this course
This course has 10 Lessons that include practice exercises, 10 Activities, an Essay and a case study assignment. Information given includes current research, a note of recommended textbooks and websites.

Accredited or CPD
In addition to the course certificate awarded by the Institute, which states the level and credits gained, successful candidates are also awarded a "Certificate of CPD" for their portfolio that states the number of study hours. If no credits towards a degree are needed, you may wish to look at the CPD version of the Certificate in Drugs and Alcohol Counselling(153)

Cost - Course Fees £351.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £87.75
followed by 3 monthly payments of £87.75
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