Substance Misuse Outreach Worker

Substance Misuse Outreach Worker



If you’ve got an enthusiasm for substance misuse issues, and you want to help people take action to deal with their addiction problems and facilitate positive outcomes in their life, this course will unquestionably suit you.


In this course, you will learn what it takes to be a substance misuse outreach worker and to practise gentle and caring approaches and be able to build trust.

You will also learn to apply different strategies that encourage people to understand the consequence and side effects of addiction and advise them on lessening risks to health.

In addition to all of that, you will learn to advise and support people and young persons who are experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol and apprehend the importance of treating everyone fairly.

Learn to work in a holistic way with young people and work closely with local partners to supporting people and young persons with substance misuse issues.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Substance Misuse Outreach Worker is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Course Curriculum

Substance Misuse Outreach Worker
Module 1: Substance Misuse and Outreach Worker 00:15:00
Module 2: Substances: Drugs, Alcohol and Others 00:15:00
Module 3: Abuses of Substance Misuse 00:15:00
Module 4: Why People Use Drug and Alcohol? 00:20:00
Module 5: The Nature of Substance Misuse: Biological, Psychological and Social Perspectives 00:20:00
Module 6: Understand Possible Causes of Substance and Drug Abuse 00:15:00
Module 7: Implementing Substance Use Policy 00:15:00
Module 8: Effects of Drugs on the Body and Mind 00:15:00
Module 9: Enhancing Assessment and Treatment of Substance Misuse 00:25:00
Module 10: Health Consideration 00:15:00
Module 11: Specific Treatment Situations 00:15:00
Module 12: Substance Misusers: Children 00:15:00
Module 13: Risk Factors 00:15:00
Module 14: Pharmacological Agents Used in the Management of Substance Misuse Problems 00:15:00
Module 15: Planning and Implementing a Practice Improvement Subject 00:15:00
Module 16: Prevention and Awareness 00:15:00
Module 17: Substance Use Capabilities Across All Level of Social Work 00:15:00
Module 18: Career Consultancy 00:15:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Substance Misuse Outreach Worker 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Substance Misuse Outreach Worker 00:20:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Substance Misuse Very informative


    Easy to take in and well explained

  2. Substance misuse outreach Worker


    Enjoyed the course. I did learn a lot. Set out simply and given me a good background for me to begin a career in this field


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