Drug,Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma


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This course sets out in simple form the essentials for understanding alcohol and drug problems, for making an assessment of the individual. For giving appropriate help within one's own competence and for making referral to the agencies where necessary. The background of students might be diverse, but whatever the background the aim of this course is to enable the student to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to help the suffering individual and their family members into recovery.




On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:


Qualification 1: Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma

Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


Qualification 2: Level 4 Drug, Solvent & Alcohol Abuse Counselling Award

At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a level 4 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 4 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3).

This award has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.




With this course you will have unlimited access to your own personal tutor who specialises in their field of study. It is your personal tutor's role to ensure that you receive constructive feedback and to deal with any queries you may have. You are more than welcome to telephone, fax or email your personal tutor.

You will also have access to a dedicated and friendly team of administrators and course advisors who offer sound and professional guidance and advice when you need it. This ensures that you will never feel neglected and that you will always succeed!

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
Requirements/Materials Included

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the ASET registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).



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