Accredited Qualifications

Please note that 26 September 2016 will be our last Cohort for this City & Guilds qualification.

Harbour Drugs and Alcohol services are an approved City & Guilds Centre, with a team of in-house assessors and internal verifiers. City & Guilds qualifications are recognised by employers around the world and are a valuable tool for demonstrating skills and knowledge in specialist areas.

We are pleased to offer City & Guilds Level 3/4 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 qualification takes an average of six months.

Available qualifications

Qualification No. of Credits No. of Units Cost
C&G Award in Working with Substance Misuse 10 Min 2 Units
Max 4 Units
£575
C&G Certificate in Working with Substance Misuse 18 Min 4 Units
Max 7 Units
£850

This 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:

  • Workers who hold a relevant professional qualification e.g. social work, nursing, youth work, probation or holds NVQ 3 Health & Social Care/Working with Offending Behaviour.
  • Workers who are currently working with substance misusers and have sufficient potential and opportunity to gain evidence in their workplace.
  • Are over 16 years of age.

For more information about the units available within this qualification please visit the City & Guilds qualification handbook.

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.

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