Understanding Substance Misuse - Level 3 QCF

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Course Code : PI207
Format : Paper
Accreditation : Ascentis
Suggested Duration : 16 Weeks
Level : 3

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Course Description

Understanding Substance Misuse - Level 3 QCF

Our Understanding Substance Misuse QCF programme will assist learners in developing a better understanding of the issues concerned with substance misuse. This course aims to provide learners with a nationally approved certificated programme, which explores a variety of issues regarding substance misuse. 

This course will provide learners with a flexible way of studying that is accessible to a range of students. You will also be able to study in the comfort of your own home, at a time convenient to you. Not only this, you can apply your knowledge and understanding to their individuals who either personally, voluntary or professionally have a keen interest within this subject area. 

This course will provide students with the opportunity to enhance and improve your personal development, competence and ability to highlight Government policy as an area in need of special attention. The Government’s policy has put into place the ‘Tackling Drugs to Build a Better Britain 1998’ and also the ‘Updated Drugs Strategy 2002’.

This course will contribute and play a part in the strategy of an educational model. The Understanding Substance Misuse course is the most suitable resource for people who have a keen interest in this topic area. It have been created to target people who work directly with individuals who work with alcohol or drugs misuse issues. It is ideal for people who would like to go on to pursue a career in this field. 

This course has been created to train alcohol and drug workers and other professionals, to support individuals in achieving their DANOS competences. Students will investigate the DANOS and a wide range of relevant DANOS units. This programme will provide learners with the underlying knowledge of the substance misuse modules of the NVQ and SVQ Health and Social Care Level 3. 

The Understanding Misuse QCF qualification has been created to lead on to the Drugs and Alcohol National Occupational Standards (DANOS) and the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework. This will help assist and support learners in enhancing their skills and competence in the following DANOS modules below:

  • AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer to individuals who are substance users 

  • AB5 Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance users 

  • AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects

  • AF2 Carry out assessment to identify and prioritise needs

When purchasing your course, we strive to provide you with the best possible deal available. The cost of the course will cover the registration fee, certification fee, and also tutor support. 


No Previous Knowledge Required

There is no previous learning knowledge or experience needed to enrol on to this course.



Students will receive a course manual and study guide. Not only this, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, throughout the duration of the course. Learners will also have access to our student help team who are available to provide you with any practical advice you may require, whilst completing your studies. 



To achieve the Understanding Substance Misuse QCF, you will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and also provide feedback on your work. 



  • Unit 1: Understanding Drug Use: Facts, Effects, Symptoms and Attitudes

  • Unit 2: Understanding Responses to Substance Misuse: Legislation, Harm, Reduction and Interventions

  • Unit 3: Understanding Alcohol and Drug Use in Young People 


Awarding Organisation

Ascentis is the Awarding Organisation for this programme. It was established in 1975 as OCNW, a co-operative scheme between Universities and Colleges of Further Education. It was the first “Open College” in the United Kingdom, and for more than 34 years has met the needs of its clients. OCNW grew whilst maintaining its independence in a way that would carry on responding to the wants and requirements it its customers. They continue to provide a high standard of service to centres around the UK, and also in recent years, its increasing associates overseas. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a certificate.

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