Please note: this course is free (fully-funded) to workers within Cardiff and the Vale. For workers outside Cardiff and the Vale, a £90 - £110 charge applies.

Target Group: This course is aimed at people who have completed NewLink Wales’ Substance Misuse Awareness course and it may also be suitable for people who have some knowledge of substance misuse already.

National Occupational Standards: AA1, AB2, AB5, HSC226, HSC233, HSC330, HSC3111

Course description:

The course will include:

  1. Information on the most commonly misused drugs and their effects
  2. Practical activities for methods of drug use
  3. How to minimise the harm to those using substances
  4. The recovery concept and putting it into practice

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the effects of commonly used substances
  2. Analyse the risks surrounding the misuse of substances
  3. Identify the main methods of drug use and explore some harm reduction techniques
  4. Examine the injection process, analyse risks and explore harm minimisation methods
  5. Explore the ‘recovery journey’ and identify appropriate interventions

Course duration:

9:30am – 4:30pm

45mins for lunch


This course does have the option of a participant completing an accreditation with an additional cost of £55.

Bespoke Training: This course can be offered as a bespoke course and adapted to suit your organisational requirements, for more information please contact the Training and Qualifications Department by email or call 02920 529002.