Accredited Qualifications

Harbour Drugs and Alcohol services are an approved Gateway provider with a team of in-house assessors and internal verifiers. Gateway qualifications are a valuable tool for demonstrating skills and knowledge in specialist areas.

We are pleased to offer Gateway Levels 2 & 3 Qualifications in Working with Substance Misuse.  The qualification is flexible to the learners’ needs and competence is assessed using a variety of evidence: observations, witness testimonies, and written assignments. The qualification is structured into units with credit values, and a qualification is obtained when a minimum number of credits achieved. Completion and achievement of the Level 3 qualification takes an average of six months.

Available qualifications

Qualification No. of Credits No. of Units Cost
Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness Minimum 8 3 Mandatory £100
Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse Minimum 8 3 Mandatory £500

The Level 3 qualification is work based and the candidates skills and knowledge are assessed in the workplace while working directly with clients who misuse substances. Entry requirements for these programmes are specified by the awarding body, and as a result, candidates applying to undertake qualifications should ensure they are able to meet the minimum requirements:

  • Are over 18 years of age.
  • For the Level 3 – workers who are currently working with substance misusers and have sufficient potential and opportunity to gain evidence in their workplace.

For more information about the Level 2 and Level 3 please view/download the specification here.

Harbour training services are often commissioned by organisations to provide qualification delivery to their teams or employees, or we can accept applications from individuals seeking to undertake qualifications.

To find out more or to request an application form, please email our training team

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