Venue: NewLink Wales, Cardiff

Target Group: This course is suitable for professionals who will have the capacity to deliver this training course once a year within their own service environment.

National Occupational Standards: AF3, SCDHSC0386, AB5, AB2

Cost: Free (fully funded) for attendees working within Cardiff and the Vale. £70 cost outside Cardiff & the Vale.

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.

Course Specifications

The course specifically looks at the risks, harms and dangers associated with alcohol consumption for older people. The main aim of the course will be to allow participants to explore the holistic approach of harm reduction and explore every aspect of someone’s alcohol consumption and how we signpost appropriately.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of alcohol and consider the reasons for alcohol consumption - the ‘Who, What,
  • Why’ principle.
  • Competently calculate units against alcoholic drinks consumed.
  • List side effects of excessive drinking and note the different risks associated with different age ranges.
  • Gain confidence in understanding policies and procedures within their place of work/volunteering.
  • Understand the holistic approach to harm reduction in relation to alcohol and older people.
  • Confidentially discuss an individual’s alcohol consumption, and identify key harm reduction techniques.

NewLink Wales Training Team.  All of our trainers are experienced practitioners who have worked directly within individuals who misuse substances and are qualified assessors with maintain high contact with the substance misuse sector.

This course can be offered as a bespoke course and adapted to suit your organizational requirements, for more information please contact the Training & Qualifications.

How To Book

Click the blue 'Book' button below to fill out an online booking form, which will be sent directly to our team.

Alternatively, return to the Training Programme page and download the Booking Form (you'll find it under How to Book), and e-mail it to training@newlinkwales.org.uk.