Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness

Duration: 1 day
Maximum Candidates: TBA
Cost: £TBA

The Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness is aimed at anyone working across a variety of sectors, such as counselling, the health sector, sport and recreation or community work, looking for an introductory level qualification in substance misuse.


Subjects covered include types of substances misused, signs, symptoms and their effects, reasons people misuse substances, misleading signs and symptoms, effects on society and gaining support and advice.


Areas covered include the effect substance misuse has on society as a whole, as well as the physical effects drugs/alcohol have on the individual.


This qualification is usually achieved by taking a 2-day course, however, we offer it as a one day course with some pre-course reading and workbook sent out for completion prior to the course.

Assessment method 

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.

What next?


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

Group bookings for 4 or more are available on demand either at our center or at your premises. Please contact us for a quote.