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Introduction to Drug Awareness for the Individual at Grimethorpe Activity Zone (GAZ)

Course description

This unit can form part of the Step-Up Award and develops an understanding of the harmful effects of drug use and possible health issues and where to seek help if needed.

Course content

The student will learn about different types of drugs, potential causes of drug use, some of the effects, the impact drug use can have on others, health issues, effects of withdrawel and where to find help if needed.

Entry requirements

Selection is by informal interview.


The student will build a portfolio of evidence that is internally and externally assessed.

Future opportunities

Opportunities to progress to higher level qualifications.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimethorpe Activity Zone (GAZ) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 12 weeks (27 guided learning hours)

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Johanna Stones
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01226 713599
    • Email address: