Drugs Awareness - Level 2 Certificate

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  • Course
  • Distance Learning
  • 150 hours of study

Suitable for: The Drugs Awareness course is a great starting point for a career as a drug and alcohol worker . The Ascentis Level 3 Award will prepare you for this role.

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The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Drugs Awareness and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.


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Drug Awareness (Level 2 Certificate)

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Drug Awareness certificate. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Drug Awareness is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 2 Drug Awareness course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

The Drugs Awareness programme is designed to be an introduction to drug use and misuse, and aims to provide the student with basic knowledge of drugs and other related substances and the health issues surrounding them.

The Drugs Awareness course covers both legal and illegal substances and looks at their effects, consequences and legislation. It also offers an introduction to drug use in society and the relevant responses and interventions.

The course intends to enhance students’ knowledge of drugs, their use and misuse, provide a basis for individuals to develop increased social awareness, assist in the support for the relevant government policy through an educational model, provide students with knowledge in relation to health issues surrounding the use and misuse of different types of drugs and other substances and provide the student with the basic drug knowledge required to progress to a higher-level qualification.


You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online Student Community, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.


Completing a series of tutor marked assignments together with a multiple-choice questionnaire will lead you to the highly acclaimed Certificate in Drugs Awareness.

When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.

Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a nationally recognised certificate will be awarded by Ascentis as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.


Ascentis Drugs Awareness Level 2 Certificate

This course leads to a Level 2 Award for successful learners. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 2 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the programme at level 2, Ascentis attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 2 national qualification.

This course has been designed to meet specific learner requirements. Accreditation by Ascentis is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited by Ascentis.

This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Drug Use; Depressants
  • Module 2: Stimulants, Hallucinogens, Tranquillisers
  • Module 3: More Substances
  • Module 4: Drug Use - various interventions

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Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Drugs Awareness home study course is £306.25 (inc VAT), though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £245 (inc VAT) which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

Career opportunities:

Drug & Alcohol Worker Substance Misuse Outreach Worker

Contact person: Student Support Team

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