A range of modules are available to enhance your knowledge, develop skills and further your CPD. Credits can be gained on a standalone modular basis or used to achieve one of the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s CPD target awards.
Short Course / CPD
Part-time within one semester: weekly 3 hour lecture for 10 weeks, along with self-directed study time to complete assessment.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
No Partner College
September (bespoke options for group bookings available)
This module is aimed at existing Substance Misuse practitioners and social care practitioners considering practice within a substance misuse setting, or seeking to enhance existing understanding of substance misuse issues.
All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.
This module aims to provide existing practitioners, or those considering practice within a substance misuse setting, with a critical understanding of policy and legislation as it applies to substance misuse. The module provides a detailed exploration of the historical context of substance misuse within societies, a critical understanding of the scale of current drug use and trends together with a detailed analysis of associated issues relating to legal and policy responses at both national and international level. The module aims to provide participants with a critical understanding of key issues relating to substance misuse in contemporary society and their interconnection with the social issues that confront substance misuse practitioners in the practice setting.
The module covers topics including:
20 Credit Module at Level 7
The module is assessed using two assessment elements. The first element is a 3,000 word essay and represents 60% of the overall total for the module. The second element is an Unseen Examination of one hour in length and represents 40% of the overall total for the module.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
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On successful completion of this module students can continue their professional development studies by undertaking other modules to gain a Postgraduate Certificate. We offer further progression with Postgraduate Diploma and MA awards. For full details on the school’s CPD offering and progression routes please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.
Please contact the CPD team for specific guidance to support you in completing an application and to ensure it is directed appropriately once submitted. You will be advised to apply through the University Online Application System.
Individuals should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Should you have any further questions about the application or enrolment process please contact the CPD team on:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408
Centre for CPD
School of Social Work, Care & Community
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361
This module can be delivered on site for groups of staff, to help meet your workforce development needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.