This qualification is aimed at learners looking for an introductory level qualification in Substance Misuse. It is useful for learners working in a variety of sectors.
The qualification provides learners with an understanding of what substances are commonly misused and why the social and personal effects of substance misuse and the perceptions and responses to substance misuse.
How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 20 hours and of this 13 are recommended as guided learning hours (GLH).
How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed by a written workbook. Learners must complete the Candidate Assessment Pack (CAP) in full and both the tutor and learner must sign the front cover.
Learners successfully completing this qualification may wish to progress onto further qualifications, such as:
• Level 2 Award in Substance Misuse
• Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 2 Diploma in Care
Where can this course be taken?
Through any Highfield approved training center.
Must have right to work in the UK
It is the center’s responsibility to ensure that each learner is sufficiently competent in the use of the English and/or the Welsh language. All assessments must be conducted in the medium of English and/or Welsh, as appropriate. Centers must ensure that learners have sufficient reading, writing, speaking, and listening language skills before putting the learners forward for assessment.
Evidence must be retained by centers for all learners and made available for external quality review purposes.
As a guide, learners should, as a minimum, have language skills equivalent to the following:
• a B1 level qualification on the Home Office’s list of recognized English tests and qualifications
• an ESOL qualification at (Level 1) on the Ofqual register taken in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland
• an ESOL qualification at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5 awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and taken in Scotland
• Functional Skills Level 1 in English
• SQA Core Skills in Communication at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 5
• Essential Skills Wales Communication Level 1 First-aid requirements When applying for a close protection license, learners will be required to produce evidence that they have attained a recognized first-aid award (this is not a qualification requirement). Learners should present their valid first-aid certificate to their training provider before starting training.