Certificate in Higher Education in Substance Misuse

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Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care and Early Years

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
20 September 2023

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements although the ability to study at Level 4 is necessary.

In a nutshell

The Certificate in Higher Education in Substance Misuse is for those who already work in the Healthcare sector and wish to progress to a more senior position or specialise in substance misuse; or anyone who wishes to change career direction and enter this area of employment and already has a level 3 qualification.

This course is for you if...

...you want to develop your knowledge and gain the experience needed to undertake substance misuse roles in a range of Health settings.

What will I be doing?

Modules involved in the programme include:

  • Reflective Practice in Substance Misuse
  • Interagency Working in Substance Misuse
  • Legislation and Policies in Substance Misuse
  • Current Issues in Substance Misuse
  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
  • Addictions

The Certificate in Substance Misuse content follows the overall aims set by the Welsh Governments delivery plan 2016 -18 (Welsh Government, 2016) which highlights the need for educational programmes to raise awareness of drug and alcohol issues which affects not only the person but also the social and economic factors linked to substance misuse.

What is expected of me?

Although no formal entry requirements are needed, you must have the ability to study at Level 4.

What comes next?

Students who complete 120 credits per year full time will have the option to progress to Foundation Degrees in Health and Social Care Management, Psychology and Counselling, which are all available at the University of South Wales. This provision offers potential students from non-traditional routes and lower preparatory level courses in the field of health and social care the opportunity to study within Higher Education at an entry level 4, with the potential for progression to courses at levels 5 and 6.

Additional information

Employment opportunities include posts within the health and social care industry (public and private), health related charities and local authority positions.

Where can I study Certificate in Higher Education in Substance Misuse?

Crosskeys Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 20 September 2023

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

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