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Foundation Degree in Alcohol and Substance Misuse Work

Course title: Foundation Degree in Alcohol and Substance Misuse Work Course level: Level 5
Qualification: Foundation Degree Awarding body: Liverpool John Moores University
UCAS code: LN56 Academic year: 2019 - 2020
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 2 Years
Venue: Accrington and Rossendale College


This programme offers you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skill across a range of frameworks, contexts and practices relating to alcohol and substance misuse work. Central to the degree is an exploration of a variety of social, welfare, health and legal policy responses to an array of alcohol and substance misuse issues and problems.

This course has been validated by:

Liverpool John moore university accrington and rossendale college

Modules and units

Units in the programme may include:

Year 1

  • Professional Practice and Personal Development Planning
  • Sociology of Health
  • Concepts and Models of Addiction
  • Introduction to Research
  • Drug and Alcohol Strategy and Legislation
  • Care Assessment and Planning

Year 2

  • Prevention
  • Community Involvement and Engagement
  • Treatment and Recovery
  • Independent Research Project
  • Advanced Professional Practice and Personal Development Planning
  • Harm Reduction


The programme is available on a full-time basis over a two-year period.

Entry requirements

Students need one of the following to meet the entry requirements for this programme:

96 UCAS points (from September 2017)

At least 160 UCAS tariff points (60 points from AS alone; at least 100 points should be obtained from A2s, AVCE, GNVQ Advanced or Scottish Highers)

At least 12 A Level points if taken before 2002

Advanced or Progression Diplomas (from 2010) where they demonstrate relevance to the HE programme

BTEC National Diploma at Merit or Distinction

Access to Higher Education Diploma – 60 credits, of which at least 45 must be achieved at Level 3 (from 2010, with Merit or Distinction) and with an appropriate combination of modules

Open College Level 3 qualifications (obtained in or before 2008) at 60% or above – with consideration of marks above 50%

NVQ Level 3 in relevant vocational areas

GCSE Maths and English Grade C or equivalent

Relevant work experience / professional qualifications

Work in a relevant setting for 16 hours per week either in a paid or voluntary capacity.

How will I be assessed?

A series of written and practical work is assessed by your tutors and will determine your overall grade.

Progression and employment

When you graduate, you will have improved your employment/promotion prospects in the areas of substance misuse work, such as drug rehabilitation, detoxification and care.

The Foundation Degree can be topped-up to the BA (Hons) in Health and Applied Social Studies at Accrington and Rossendale College. Please enquire for more information.

How do I apply?

Applications are submitted through UCAS.

Contact our Higher Education Admissions Team on

Call: 01254 354 047


Applications for part-time courses should be made via the College website at

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