Drug and Alcohol Counselling Level 3

Original price was: £435.Current price is: £400.

Study Drug and Alcohol Counselling Level 3 at your own pace with Upskill Online UK. Fast track your career into Counselling with your very own accountability sessions with a Coach and Mentor in addition to your course Tutor, to guarantee you pass with confidence. Get value for money with Upskill Online UK, where Learning Is Earning For Life.


NCFE CQ’s Drug and Alcohol Counselling Level 3 qualification. Develop an in depth understanding of Drug and Alcohol Counselling and discover the attributes of an Addiction Counsellor by enrolling in our comprehensive and insightful Drug and Alcohol Counselling Level 3 course. This interesting and rewarding subject will help you to progress into a job or career working in Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation and will equip you. Learn to support others during addiction, and help to promote and live a healthy and fulfilled life.

Upskill Online UK is dedicated to help professionalise the Health & Social Care industry and you too, can make a difference in Adult social care. The industry is growing every year – by 2025, it’s estimated that 2.63 million workers will be needed to fill roles within this sector. If you’d love to become a advocate of health and social care and take on a wonderfully fulfilling role in helping those who are most vulnerable, this accredited qualification will get you there.

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Addictions
  • Unit 2 – Addictive Substances
  • Unit 3 – Models and Perspectives Surrounding Substance Misuse
  • Unit 4 – Classification of Substances
  • Unit 5 – Treatment and Preventions
  • Unit 6 – Stages of Change
  • Unit 7 – Navigating Recovery
  • Unit 8 – Reflexivity and Diversity
  • Unit 9 – Further Reading


NCFE CQ is an awarding body and this course is endorsed. This qualification is nationally recognised.

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When you have completed this course, you will achieve an NCFE Customised Qualification in Drug and Alcohol Counselling Level 3. Your certificate will outline modules covered, which can be shown to future employers or education establishments.

NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. With its great reputation and quality courses, these qualifications are sought after by employers and over 340,000 learners were awarded this qualification last year.

Course Assessment

The Drug and Alcohol Counselling Level 3 course requires you to produce a portfolio of evidence. This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured. You may be required to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however, we recommend that you have completed a Level 2 Counselling, although not essential and you should have an intermediate level of English language in order to complete assignments and your portfolio.

12 months

Guided Learning Hours

What Next?

When you have passed the Drug and Alcohol Counselling Level 3 course, you can progress onto the Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care or Access to Higher Education Diploma – Psychology and Mental Health to gain access to University to study for a degree in Psychology or Mental Health.

Alternatively, you may opt for qualifications in management, lead practitioner roles or a specialist course relating to your place of work. Job roles include:

– Mental Health and Social Care
– Trainee / Counselling
– Substance Misuse with the homeless
–  Education


You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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