Health & Safety

Substance Misuse Awareness
1HABC Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness
Qualification Number: 600/1757/0
Credit Value: 2

This accredited qualification is aimed at anyone working across a variety of sectors, such as counselling, the health and social care sector, education, sport and recreation or community work, and 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.

How long is the course?
This qualification requires you to complete 13 guided learning hours.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed through a written workbook. You must successfully complete all questions included within the Candidate Assessment Pack (CAP) to achieve the qualification.

What next?
You may progress to the HABC Level 2 Award in Substance Misuse
2HABC Level 2 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness
Qualification Number: 600/1758/2
Credit Value: 9

This accredited qualification is for anyone working in a variety of sectors requiring a qualification in substance misuse. Subjects covered include substance use/misuse, recognition and response to substance use/misuse, community responses to substance misuse, options and interventions for those affected by substance use/misuse, substance misuse and young people.

How long is the course?
This qualification requires you to complete 67 guided learning hours.

How is the qualification assessed?
It is assessed through a portfolio of evidence accumulated through the duration of the course.

What next?
You may progress to further qualifications, including:

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Level 2 Higher Diploma in Society, Health and Development