This module is aimed at students who would like to develop their knowledge of alcohol and other drugs. Within Social Care there is an increasing awareness of the potentially detrimental impact on individuals and their families of problematic substance use but practitioners report feeling unskilled in their assessment of and response to problematic use.
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.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: This course will run over 12 weeks, usually consisting of weekly 3-hour lectures plus self-directed study time.
SCHOOL: School of Social Work, Care and Community
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: To be confirmed. To be notified please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This module is aimed at candidates who are interested in the understanding of and development of good practice with people using alcohol and other drugs.
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 enable the candidate to explore the complex issues relating to substance misuse with a specific emphasis on a holistic approach to assessment and response. Students will explore substance misuse in a political, legislative, societal and individual context.
This course will cover the following areas:
20 Credit Module at Level 7
Portfolio and Presentation
Fiona Harbin, Module Leader.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
The School of Social Work Care and Community has worked closely with some of the key local statutory and independent employers in the development of this module. The learning from this module can be used towards requirements for continuing professional development and continuing education.
This module can be completed towards the Professional Development and Practice, PGCert, Specialist Practice with Adults, Specialist Child Care Practice or Advanced Community Justice Postgraduate Certificate.
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 MA awards. For full details on the school’s CPD offering and progression routes please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd.
You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
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 module or application process please contact the CPD team on:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408