Substance Misuse at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS

Cardiff and Vale College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Substance Misuse

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Course summary

The course aims to develop the knowledge and understanding required to work within the domains of Health and Social Care and of the link between Mental Health and Substance use. Students will also: • Develop an understanding and knowledge appropriate to the changing demands and context of health and social care activity • Develop an understanding on how Health and Social Care links within the field of Substance Misuse • Be able to make a more informed and effective contribution to the delivery of health and social care through the development and understanding of appropriate skills and knowledge. • Develop an understanding of the impact of health and social policy on health and social care delivery • Be able to make an effective contribution to the development and improvement to services for the benefit of the users • Develop students' ability to relate knowledge and skills gained for solving problems and making appropriate decisions. • Gain a platform for continuing professional development and lifelong learning. The course supports students in empowering people to tackle problems caused by substance misuse. The focus is on your academic development in: • Understanding why people take drugs, how people take drugs, how they are misused and the effects of different drugs • Increased awareness of the issues surrounding alcohol misuse • Understanding of the consequences of alcohol use, alcohol dependence, relapse and withdrawal • Increase confidence in dealing with alcohol related issues and incidents This course is run in partnership with the University of South Wales.


You will study the following modules: • Reflective Practice • Interagency Working in Substance Misuse • Legislation and Policies in Substance Misuse • Current Issues in Substance Misuse • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice • Addictions

Assessment method

Assessment for the course will be based on written assignments, presentations, portfolios and practical assessment.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications to the course will be considered on an individual basis. If you don't meet the standard entry criteria, then your work and life experience will be taken into consideration. CAVC will also consider applicants’ prior learning when considering their application on to the programme through Recognition of Prior Learning. A successful interview may also be a requirement for entry onto the course.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Substance Misuse at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS