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Responding to Alcohol and Drug Use (Yr 2 of 3) (Level 5 Ulster University Foundation Degree)

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 diversity of modules is aimed at enhancing the student’s depth and breadth of knowledge and skills, enabling him/her to provide effective and evidence-based support. The course also aims to help students develop an understanding of personal, professional, ethical and legal issues that may affect practice and to foster personal and professional development in terms of reflective practice and self-awareness. The course is completed over 3 academic years, with exit award Certificate in Higher Education possible after 18 months. The modules include: Impact of Substance Misuse on Health & 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. 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
  • Start Date
    14 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    30 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Important Message

Fees must be paid at the time of enrolment, or arrangements should be put in place to pay by instalments. The full fee includes tuition, registration and examination fees (where relevant). Depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to a reduced (concessionary) fee. Reduced fees are applied to the cost of tuition only. Failure to enrol before the Awarding Body deadline may result in you incurring a late fee.

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Ulster University Foundation Degree in Responding to Alcohol and Drug Use (Yr 2 of 3) Ref D045
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 14/09/2021
    (Tue: 9:15AM-6:00PM)
    Full £500.00
    Concession £200.00
    Examination £247.00

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

No Interview. Normal progression to Year 2 of the Foundation Degree requires successful completion of all Year 1 assessments.

Additional Information

Previous graduates have gained employment in the housing and homelessness sector and in working with young people. For further information contact: Course Director: Lara McKeever


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