Friday 12th - Sunday 14th May 2023



Monday 10th - Wednesday 12th July 2023


Residential at the college (3 days, 2 nights)


3 day (2 night) residential courses cost from £0, £25 or £50 depending on your income.


Level 1 

If you work with or wish to be able to support people who are in addiction you may recognise there are many barriers to hinder us from fulfilling our potential. You may have personal and direct experience of addiction and would like to know if this is an area you could help others in. Being able to understand and support  somebody through the impact of addiction can be both equally rewarding and challenging.  You may be at the beginning of your journey and would like to know if the area of addiction is right for you. Perhaps people have told you that you would make a good drug worker and you have a natural ability to help people open up. This course is a basic introduction to Understanding Addiction and on completion, you gain a Certificate from Fircroft College.

You will cover:

  • The physical, emotional and psychological effects of addiction on an individual
  • The effects that addiction may have on family, friends and society.
  • Possible causes of addiction.
  • Some of the agencies that offer help and information.

Hopefully, you will feel clearer about whether Addiction is a career area you would like to pursue further

Entry Requirements

You must be working at Entry Level 3 literacy