F04 - DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELLING

Provider: College of Management and IT (CMIT)

Address: Southern Cross Business Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Web: http://www.cmit.ie/

Contact: Administrator

Title:

Email: info@cmit.ie

Telephone: 01 286 5783 or 01 276 5015

Category F : Distance learning or online courses
Objectives

The course will enable learners to:
1. obtain a better understanding about drugs and alcohol misuse,
2. obtain knowledge about the different types of drugs available and their side effects and use,
3. obtain a better understanding why people take drugs,
4. gain a better understanding about why people use alcohol,
5. find out what treatment is available in your area and how to access it,
6. find out how to set up a drug or alcohol abuse treatment programme in your area, and to
7. understand the principles of drug and alcohol misuse counselling.

Content

Students receive a course manual, assignments and study-guide plus tutor support. The course documentation is detailed and easy to read. Your tutor and student support team will support you throughout the duration of the course.
Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: The a-z of drugs- effects, risks & the law
Unit 3: Alcohol abuse
Unit 4: Why people use drugs and alcohol
Unit 5: Drug and alcohol prevention and awareness
Unit 6: The basics of counselling
Unit 7: Traditional counselling styles
Unit 8: Counselling for alcohol problems
Unit 9: Counselling for substance misuse

Target Group

•People considering a career in counselling.
•Parents, teachers and youth workers.
•People who wish to gain an introductory qualification in drug and alcohol counselling and wish to study at their own pace.

Entry Requirement

None

Qualification
NCFE Award Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counselling
Assessment
This course is assessed through tutor marked assignments. There is no exam
Accreditation
Successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counselling. (i.e. equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.)
Background

See course website for more information.

Dates / Availability
Students can start at any time of year, and have 6 months to work at their own pace.
Location
Home
Region
Connacht,Dublin,Leinster,Munster,Ulster
Application
Book online
Cost
€395. There is a €60 fee payable for administration, moderation and certification.