Training and workforce development

This section gives information on those services across Northern Ireland who are able to provide drug and alcohol training courses and programmes (many of which are no cost or low cost to attend) for those wishing to improve their knowledge and/or skills in addressing drug and alcohol issues within their organisation, community and/or with their clients.

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

A range of drug and alcohol focussed motivational interviewing courses available

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

A range of courses available for those working with adults and families affected by substance misuse

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

A range of courses available for those working with children, young people and families affected by substance misuse

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

Training for those working with children, young people and families in how to use Steps2Cope materials and resources with their clients to increase their confidence and resilience in living with and dealing parental substance misuse

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

The app is available for download on both Apple and Android mobile devices and has been developed in partnership with QUB and PHA

Region: BHSCT/BDACT

Training available on drug and alcohol related topics for those working in the homeless sector

Region: BHSCT/BDACT

Accredited OCN level 1 and 2 drug and alcohol awareness, training for trainers (1 to 12 weeks), intervention and prevention programmes, health days and one-off information sessions

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

A number of drug and alcohol courses available including a Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse, a Level 3 Substance Misuse course and a Foundation Degree (3 years) in Responding to Alcohol & Drug Misuse

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

Training available for the community and voluntary sector on a wide range of drug and alcohol topics and for workplaces in relation to policies and procedures for managing substance misuse within the workplace

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

Line Management Training to enable those with supervisory responsibility to recognise the impact of alcohol related harm on the individual and the workplace - participants learn how to have an initial conversation about alcohol related issues, and how to proactively address alcohol related harm