Brief Interventions for Substance Misuse PDA

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What is special about this course?

This award has been developed to bridge the gap in specialist training within addiction services in mental and general health care, and social care.

This course is an essential part of training for all caring professionals within addiction services and will give you a recognised career and developmental pathway.

Special features

  • This course is specifically designed for individuals working with clients within addictions or related fields.
  • It provides accredited learning and qualification recognising the specialist skills gained in a work setting.
  • The award meets the requirements of the SSSC for CPD purposes.

Entry requirements

  • Literary subject at SCQF level 5 or above
  • Candidates need to demonstrate their potential to meet the academic demands of the award and should be working in a role where they provide support to individuals with substance misuse issues.  You should have completed SVQ 2 or be working at the level of SVQ 3

Year 1 - PDA

Core modules are:

  • Brief Interventions for Substance Misuse
  • Carry out Screening and Referral Assessment
  • Raise Awareness about Substances their use and effects
  • Support Individual who are Substance Users.

How will I study my course?

Part Time (Structured)

You will study this course online using the UHI virtual learning environment (VLE) supported by your tutors.

How long will my course last?

Part Time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

Start date

  • September
  • January

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This PDA will be invaluable as part of ongoing CPD requirements for staff.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Brief Interventions for Substance Misuse PDA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2017 or Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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