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Certificate In Drugs Awareness


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Course Details

Part 1 - The Law And Trends Relating To Illegal Drugs

A national qualification designed for managers and licensees running licensed premises in England and Wales. Designed to raise awareness of the prevailing illegal drugs scene, it gives a basic knowledge and understanding of the law pertaining to the misuse and supply of controlled drugs on licensed premises.

Learning Outcomes - For this session:

  • Drug Trends
  • Drugs Legislation
  • Offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
  • Licensing Act 2003 - Revocation of a Licence
  • Drug Misuse Act 2005
  • The Law Explained
  • The Need for Action
  • The Role of Licensing Authorities and the Licensee
  • Drug Problems Peculiar to Licensed Premises

Part 2 - Operational Guidelines

Provides operational guidelines to help licensees or managers deal effectively with any drug related problems in their venues. It also provides guidance as to the development of policies and strategies to prevent such problems arising on licensed premises.

Learning Outcomes - For this session:

  • Tackling Drug Misuse
  • Need Assessment
  • Know How to Deal with Users and Dealers
  • Devising a Drug Strategy
  • Finding or Confiscating Drugs
  • Seized Drugs from Customers
  • Disposal of Found/Confiscated Drugs
  • Making Notes and Keeping a Record
  • Designing out Drugs in a Venue
  • Public Safety Issues
  • Multi-Agency Liaison and Partnerships
  • Implementing a Drug Strategy
  • Monitoring and Evaluation


  • The examination is closed book with 40 multiple-choice questions.
  • To pass a candidate has to answer 25 questions correctly within the 45 minutes allowed.
  • The tutor marks the answer sheets and results are issued during the day
  • This is an in house qualification.

What support material is available?

  • A specially designed handbook which contains all the material required for the examination and professional training.
  • Distance Learners have access to thier own tutor via e-mail.

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