Develop the vocational skills required to become a practitioner in addictions counselling. You’ll learn through academic study and work-based learning. Course aims: This two year foundation degree enables you to deliver safe and effective interventions for those with problems due to addiction. You’ll gain the skills to plan and deliver treatment for addictive behaviours. You will also learn about the latest developments in addictions treatment. In the course you’ll learn through a variety of statutory and voluntary settings. You’ll also gain experience through working with multidisciplinary teams and service users. You’ll develop your ability to gather and test information from a range of sources. This will enable you to draw reasoned conclusions for application in practice. In consultation with your course tutor, you will find a suitable work-based learning placement on this course. You will observe the treatment tasks by qualified staff and receive direction in carrying out the tasks yourself. This enables you to gain essential experience in the field. On this course you will be taught at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies in Warminster. Each unit is taught in three, four and five day blocks. You will benefit from teaching by academic staff and practitioners who are experts in their field. On completion of the foundation degree at the required academic standard, you may have the opportunity to progress to the one year BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling course. Professional recognition/accreditation Graduates of this course may apply to be an Accredited Practitioner of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners. The course is delivered by Action on Addiction and teaching will take place in Warminster.