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Workforce Development Training

Workforce Development Training

ASCERT is contracted by the Public Health Agency to provide a Workforce Development Training Programme for the workforce in the statutory and voluntary sectors.

The aim of the programme is to develop knowledge and skills in addressing substance misuse. Courses are free and are CPD certified. The courses available are listed below.

Each of the courses open for registration are displayed at the bottom of the page. You can view the course detail and apply for a place by clicking VIEW on the relevant course .

Substance Misuse Awareness 1 Day
Understanding Alcohol Half Day
Understanding Illicit Drugs Half Day
Understanding Medicines Misuse Half Day
Understanding New Psychoactive Substances Half Day
Foundation Module  - Adults and Family Members 3 Days
Advanced Module - Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse 12 Days
Supporting Family Members affected by Substance Misuse 2 Days
Working with Substance Misuse in a Homeless Setting 4 Days
Foundation Module -Children, Young People and Families 3 Days
Working with Young People and Substance Misuse 2 Days
Young People, Substance Misuse and Mental Health 2 Days
The Regional Initial Assessment Tool for Young People (RIAT) Half Day
The Regional Hidden Harm Protocol 1 Day
Parental Substance Misuse              2 Days


To apply for a place on a course you must first have registered an account. You will be issued with an email link to verify your account and once you have done so you will be able to log-in to your account where you can apply for courses and view your upcoming courses and history.

If you have any questions about this you can contact our training administrator on 0800 2545 123 or email training@ascert.biz   

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 001- Advanced Module - Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse

    Code: WFD05-TSM-01

    Date: 11th September - 13th November 2018. One day per week each Tuesday

    Location: Altnaveigh House 51 Downshire Rd, Newry BT34 1EE

    Duration: 12 Days

    Price: £0.00 View

  • 003- Advanced Module-Level 3 Certificate in Tackling Substance Misuse

    Code: WFD05-TSM-03

    Date: 9th October- 11th December 2018. One day per week each Tuesday.

    Location: Rathmor Centre, Blighs Lane, Derry, BT48 9PW

    Duration: 12 Days

    Price: £0.00 View

  • Strengthening Families Facilitator Training- Belfast Trust Area

    Code: SF-B-02

    Date: 4th& 5th July 2018

    Location: The West Court Centre, 8-30 Barrack St, Belfast BT12 4AJ

    Duration: 2 Days- All Day Session

    Price: £0.00 View

23 Bridge Street,
Co. Antrim
BT28 1XZ

Tel: 0800 2545 123
Fax: 028 9260 3874
Email: info@ascert.biz
Charity Number: NIC101239