Mode: Full-time
Start Date: September 2020
Duration: 2 years full-time, delivered at Accrington and Rossendale College, UCAS Code: LN56
Cost: £7725 for Full-time
Course Overview

The programme offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills across a range of frameworks, contexts and practices relating to substance misuse work. Central to the degree is an exploration of a variety of social, welfare, health and legal policy responses to an array of substance misuse issues and problems.

The foundation degree is a two year full-time vocational degree programme where practice is assessed alongside academic ability. Employers have been supportive both in development and delivery of the degree ensuring that students gain exactly the skills needed in the workplace.

What will I learn?

Units in the programme may include:

• Professional Practice and Personal Development Planning
• Sociology of Health
• Concepts and Models of Addiction
• Introduction to Research
• Drug and Alcohol Strategy and Legislation
• Care Assessment and Planning

• Prevention
• Community Involvement and Engagement
• Treatment and Recovery
• Independent Research Project
• Advanced Professional Practice and Personal Development Planning
• Harm Reduction

How will the course be assessed?

A series of written and practical work is assessed by your tutors and will determine your overall grade.


Materials and other information

All HE enrolments are subject to the College’s Higher Education Student Agreement.


When you graduate, you will have improved your employment/promotion prospects in the areas of substance misuse work, such as drug rehabilitation, detoxification and care.

The Foundation Degree can be topped-up to the BA (Hons) in Health and Applied Social Studies at Accrington and Rossendale College. Please enquire for more information.

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