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Responding to Alcohol and Drug Use (Yr 1 of 3) (Level 5 Foundation Degree)

UU
Care & Health

Course Overview

This academic Level 5 course is for those working in a variety of settings supporting individuals who misuse alcohol and/or drugs. The diverse modules aim to enhance the student’s depth and breadth of knowledge and skills whilst providing effective, evidence-based support. Students will develop an understanding of personal, professional, ethical and legal issues that may affect practice and to foster personal and professional development including reflective practice and self-awareness. The course is completed over three academic years with exit award Certificate in Higher Education possible after 18 months. The modules include: Impact of Substance Misuse on Health and Well-being, Recognition of Drug & Alcohol Use, Legal and Ethical Issues in Drugs and Alcohol, Screening, Assessment and Support Planning, Therapeutic Interventions for Substance Use, Harm Reduction Strategies, Evidence Based Practice, Effective Helping Relationships, Work Based Learning, Hidden Harm and Mental Health. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree may be eligible to apply for entry to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing or BSc (Hons) Applied Health Studies programmes at Ulster University.
  • Start Date
    13 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
    Part-Time
  • Duration
    34 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
  • Course: Foundation Degree in Responding to Alcohol and Drug Use (Yr 1 of 3)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 13/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
  • Dates 13/09/2021 - 14/06/2024
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Awarding Body
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Course Modules

  • The Impact of Substance Use on Health (20 Credits)
  • Recognition of Alcohol and Drug Misuse (20 credits)
  • Legal and Ethical issues in Substance Misuse (20 credits)
  • Screening, Assessment and Support Planning (20 credits)
  • N/A
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). The initial offer standard may vary from year to year. Applicants must: (a) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE Grade C or equivalent); and (b) have attained passes in four different subjects, of which one should be at GCE Advanced (A) level and three at GCSE level (Grades A, B or C) or an equivalent standard in an approved alternative qualification. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (see page 18 for more details) APEL / APL applications should be submitted by end of May in the year of application prior to admission to the course. All applicants must also satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. In the event of the course being oversubscribed, interviews may be used for the purpose of selection.

ROI Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). The initial offer standard may vary from year to year. Applicants must: (a) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE Grade C or equivalent); and (b) have attained passes in four different subjects, of which one should be at GCE Advanced (A) level and three at GCSE level (Grades A, B or C) or an equivalent standard in an approved alternative qualification. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (see page 18 for more details) APEL / APL applications should be submitted by end of May in the year of application prior to admission to the course. All applicants must also satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. In the event of the course being oversubscribed, interviews may be used for the purpose of selection.

Work Placement

Each student must have Access NI clearance for Work Based Learning and be deemed ‘placement ready’ by the College. 240 hours of Work Based Learning in a relevant setting must be completed in Year 3.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Books - Variable - most available in library
  • Equipment - Laptop or computer to complete work would be useful
  • Materials -

What's Next?

Further Study

Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree may be eligible to apply for entry to the final year of the BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing or BSc (Hons) Applied Health Studies programmes at Ulster University.

Career Prospects

Previous graduates have gained employment in the housing and homelessness sector and in working with young people.

Enquiry

  • Image of Suzanne Ramage
    When I finish my Foundation Degree I’d like to go on to University and do a Bio-Medical Degree and eventually work in a forensic lab.
    Suzanne Ramage
  • Image of Tipsudar Cochrane
    I progressed from NWRC directly into final year of a degree programme at Glasgow School of Art, along with my twin sister.
    Tipsudar Cochrane

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