Drugs and Alcohol Awareness

Course online online course

Course Description

This introductory course is aimed at individuals, as well as People Managers, who need to understand drugs and alcohol addiction for their own benefit or for the benefit of those they work with.

The course content has been developed by experienced and qualified counsellors with over 30 years of experience of helping people with a range of issues including stress, depression and anxiety.




This course will cover the following:

  • Alcohol in Scotland
  • Alcohol Testing
  • Alcohol Units and Measures
  • What are your limits?
  • Levels of alcohol dependence
  • Drink driving
  • Drugs in Scotland
  • Drug testing
  • Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
  • Class of drugs – Class A
  • Class of drugs – Class B and C
  • Levels of drug dependence
  • Risk factors for drug and alcohol misuse
  • Identifying possible misuse
  • Education and awareness
  • Drugs and alcohol in the workplace
  • Drugs and alcohol in the classroom
  • Drugs and alcohol in Sport
  • Drugs and alcohol at Home


How long does the course last?
7 – 10 hours.

Are there any entry requirements?
You will need basic literacy skills, eg be able to read English. As this is an online course you will need access to a PC installed with Internet access.

What support is available during the course?
We’ll provide e-mail support to answer your questions during the course.

I don’t have a PC at home, will I be able to access the course using a library PC?

How much time will I get to complete the course? 
You’ll be given up to 12 months online access to complete the course.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?
Yes, you’ll receive the following e-certificate: EC-PC Drugs and Alcohol Awareness.

What payment methods do you accept?
We can accept payment by card, cheque or by bank transfer – please contact us for more details.

How do I make a company booking?
Please view our terms & conditions and then contact us to make your booking.