Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
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  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Managers play a critical role in reducing substance misuse in the UK, they are uniquely placed to spot the early signs of drug or alcohol abuse and put structures in place to minimise the damaging health, social, and economic effects of substance misuse.

This online training course provides learners with strategies and guidance to support employees and service users who have problems with substance misuse. It also raises awareness of the size and scale of substance misuse in the UK, the most commonly abused drugs, and how to spot signs of a problem.

The course also pays attention to the ways that managers and organisations can safeguard the interests of the business and the people for which they have a duty of care. This includes information on relevant legislation and how this affects organisations. 

This course was last audited on: 10th Feb 2023
  • Developed by professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of substance misuse.
  • Have the tools to direct people to support.
  • Understand how substance misuse affects an organisation.
  • Know how organisations and individuals are expected to respond to substance misuse issues.
  • Understand how to manage incidents relating to drugs and alcohol.
  • Recognise the legal, health, and social implications of drug and alcohol misuse.
  • Know how to reduce the risks associated with substance misuse.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

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Course content


This introduction informs learners of the consequences and signs of substance abuse as well as providing information on substance misuse in the UK and a number of high-risk occupations.

2Organisational Policy

This module introduces learners to the need for clear guidelines, responsibilities, and expectations for everyone within an organisation. The module covers how to investigate concerns and offer support, legal responsibilities and relevant legislation as well as what should be included in workplace drug and alcohol policies.

3Alcohol Abuse

Types of alcohol, inappropriate use of alcohol, blood alcohol concentration, a unit of alcohol, alcohol in the bloodstream, alcohol in the brain, blood alcohol content, health risks, social and economic risks, alcohol poisoning, alcohol policy, alcohol awareness, responsibilities, taking disciplinary action and absence management.

4Drug Use

This final module focuses on prescription drug abuse and the use of illicit drugs at work. It provides learners with an awareness of the most commonly abused drugs and how to spot the signs of drug abuse at work.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 12 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This drug and alcohol awareness training course is useful for those working in high-risk industries such as hospitality and construction, anyone who has to manage people, or those who work with susceptible individuals such as adolescents.

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Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training. 

If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact support@highspeedtraining.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.