This course will explore the substances that are most frequently misused in England and Wales. You will also look at the reasons why some individuals misuse a substance and what factors can prevent misuse.
What can this course lead to?
This course is beneficial for those who have been out of education or work for a while and are looking to gain new knowledge and skills. You could progress on to further short courses and then progress to gaining a qualification. Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.
Course session dates
Thursday 18 Jan 2024 to Friday 19 Jan 2024
Tuesday 23 Apr 2024 to Wednesday 24 Apr 2024
What are the entry requirements?
No formal qualifications are required to study this course. A willingness to learn is essential.
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £25.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
When does this start and end?
We have 2 different start dates for this course:
18 January 2024 - 19 January 2024
23 April 2024 - 24 April 2024
1 in 4 people in the UK are living with a mental ill health conditions. Studies have shown that taking part in education helps people to increase their confidence, social participation and sense of achievement. Studying at with us provides a safe space to explore mental health and wellbeing, raising positive awareness. As well as being supported by tutors with a wealth of knowledge and experience around the subject you will also be able to connect to other like minded students.
Zoe GrahamTutor - Society, Health and Development
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The staff and tutors are amazing and can give you the confidence to achieve your goals. Cannot recommend this place enough.
Northern College did and still is changing my life; it changes people too. It opens your mind to your dreams, and makes them a reality.
I was made to feel that I did matter and that I was worthy. I was encouraged and supported when I thought I couldn't do it. Despite all the failures I had previously had at other places, I did it at Northern College because I was supported by people who believed in me.
Awesome tutors and a very friendly place. I wish I was still there.
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