NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Awareness of Substance Misuse
- Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
- Learning Resources Available
- Registration and Certification Fee
- Level 1
- Minimum entry age
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification enables the learner to develop a knowledge and understanding of substance misuse awareness - including alcohol - and its potential effects on individuals and others.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for learners wishing to increase their awareness of substance misuse.
What are the entry requirements?
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above. We do not set any other entry requirements but centres may have their own guidelines.
How is it assessed?
This qualification is assessed via a mandatory workbook, which is internally assessed and externally quality assured.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Learners do not need to be working or undertaking practical placements to take this qualification.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete this qualification in less than two months.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to Level 2 Awards or Diplomas in Health, or Health and Social Care. It may also be useful to those studying qualifications in the following sectors: counselling, childcare, sport and recreation, community work, youth work, or volunteering.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on the Funding page.
Qualification SpecificationLessMore info Download
This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment..
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This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the Centre, learner and employer.
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Qualification Specification (doc)LessMore info Download
This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in MS Word format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.
Learner WorkbookLessMore info Download
This Learner Workbook includes the assessment tasks learners will need to complete to achieve this qualification.
Assessor GuideLessMore info Download
This document provides assessment guidance to Assessors and Internal Quality Assurers.
Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.
Students are still required to complete the mandatory workbooks. These mandatory workbooks can be completed remotely and are available as electronic, editable documents and will ensure that all of the assessment criteria are met.
If centres have difficulties in accessing these mandatory workbooks, you should contact our Customer Support team on [email protected] / 0191 239 8000.
For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.
2021-22 AT 60319240 V1.0LessMore info Download