Foundation Degree in Drug and Alcohol Counselling and Treatment (Distance learning)
3 or 4 years
No formal qualifications are required to enrol.
Applicants for the three year course
Applicants will only be eligible for the three-year course if they are already using counselling skills in their employment with clients who have drug or alcohol problems.
Prospective students will be interviewed by telephone prior to commencing the course, to ensure they are aware of the demands that will be made of them and to assess their ability to meet the academic and practice requirements.
Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
Four year course
Home/EU: £11,180 (£2,795 per annum)
International: £12,820 (£3,205 per annum)
Three year course
Home/EU: £11,181 (£3,727 per annum)
International: £12,819 (£4,273 per annum)
The Foundation Degree in Drug and Alcohol Counselling and Treatment provides an introduction to drug and alcohol work for a broad range of people. The course will provide the skills, knowledge base and expertise needed to use a combination of counselling and therapeutic interventions in a range of contexts within the drug and alcohol field.
This course is also available as a part-time course on campus.
The aims of the programme are:
- To provide you with a broad overview of the theory and practice of substance use counselling and interventions.
- To prepare you to use counselling skills in the workplace and to undertake a placement working with clients in a contained and professional environment.
- To provide you with an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of working with substance users in the drug and alcohol field.
- To introduce you to ethical frameworks that underpin and contain good practice in drug and alcohol counselling and interventions.
- To enable you to develop academic skills that can be applied to discussing the complexities of counselling and intervention theory and practice with substance users.
- To develop the skills to critically evaluate research and academic texts in order to inform their practice and support their professional development.
Please visit the department website for module descriptions.
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
- Introduction to Substance Misuse
- Assessment and Treatment
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Developing the Therapeutic Relationship
- Addiction and Society
- Social and Mental Health Studies
- Group Process - Year 1
- Drug and Alcohol Counselling Placement - Year 1
- Group Process - Year 2
- Drug and Alcohol Counselling Placement - Year 2
The Degree provides an essential foundation course for people to train as drug and alcohol workers and build a career in this profession. The course provides an opportunity for personal and professional career development and will enable people to develop sufficient competence and confidence to access employment in the drug and alcohol field.
FDDAC Course Administrator
University of Leicester
14 Salisbury Road
0116 229 7590