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About this course

According to the NHS, in 2018 there were 1.3 million alcohol-induced hospital admissions in the UK, an 8% rise on the previous year. Meanwhile, drug-related mental and behavioural disorders caused 7,376 hospital admissions, with 18,053 people admitted for poisoning by drug misuse.

Alcohol and drugs affect performance, concentration and alertness, and also result in as many as 17 million lost working days every year, costing £6 billion in productivity. Make sure your employees are aware of the dangers and signs of drug and alcohol abuse, protecting your staff and your business.

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Course Outline

The aim of this course is to greater increase your knowledge of alcohol and drug misuse, as well as relevant legislation.

The key points covered in this course are:

The effects of alcohol
Identifying drugs
Drug effects
Impact of misuse on minors
5 government aims

Learning Outcomes

Describe the physical, psychological and sociological effects of alcohol
Name and identify illegal drugs, know their effects and recognise the health risks
Recognise the impact of drug and alcohol misuse on children
Describe the 5 outcomes the government aims for every child to achieve

How to Sign Up 

Book a Course

Select the right online training package via the website, by messaging us or calling.


Once everything has been booked, you will receive login details for you and your staff.

Complete Course

Complete the course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.

Become Certified

Great! Now you're certified and can download the certificates from the portal.



Dependent on delivery method, this course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.

Entry & Level

There are no barriers to entry on this course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all. 


On completion of this course, either download your certificate or access at a later date online. 


This course is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.