Awareness of Substance Misuse Award - Level 1

Our level 1 Awareness of Substance Misuse Award is conveniently delivered online via Zoom and local Nottinghamshire libraries. The course will help you develop awareness, knowledge and understanding of substance misuse.

What will we cover?

Our Level 1 Awareness of Substance Misuse Award will develop your knowledge and understanding of substance misuse (including alcohol) and its potential effects on individuals and others.

Who is the course aimed at?

You do not need any previous experience or qualifications to join. The qualification may be useful for those studying or working in the following sectors: counselling, childcare, sport and recreation, community work, youth work, or volunteering.

How can I progress after completing the course?

Upon completion of this qualification you could progress to other level 2 awards or diplomas in health, or health and social care.

Course cost:

The cost of this course is free/£54 but your course could be fully or part-funded subject to the criteria below:

1)  Free - if you earn less than £20,319 or are on a means-tested benefit.

2) Payment help available - if you earn more than £20,319 but are on a low-income, we might be able to help pay part or all of your course fees. Email: for an application form or if you have any questions.

3) Co-funded - if you are on a higher-income, the government will pay approximately half of your course fees. 

For more information, please contact us by phone on 01623 677 200 or email

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