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Workforce Development: Training Providers

The following list is of training providers offering training services. Please note that inclusion in this list does not indicate endorsement by FDAP.

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Accrington & Rossendale College
North West England
Foundation Degree in Alcohol & Substance Misuse Work with the opportunity to 'top-up' to BA (Hons) Health & Applied Social Studies. Individual modules may be taken as CPD. Contact - 0125 354047, website.
ADAPT Training
East Anglia

Training includes accredited L2 & L3 'working with addictions' counselling courses. Contact  - 01263 722344,

Addaction Learning & Development

A wide range of learning & development services to support practitioners, service users, commissioners & communities to manage the effects of substance misuse. Contact - 01332 254503 / 254511, website.

Accredited and non-accredited learning opportunities that aim to raise awerness of drugs and alcohol related harm. Contact - 01254 669423, website.
Advantage Training Consultancy
Training includes blood borne viruses, children affected by parental substance misuse, kinship carers information & basic/advanced drug and alcohol awareness. Contact - 07898 111782, website.
Alasdair Cant & Associates
Training includes motivational interviewing , screening and assessment, brief intervention and a range of drugs & alcohol courses. Contact - 01223 566794, website.
Alcohol Concern

Training includes alcohol awareness, brief interventions, alcohol and young people. Contact - 020 7264 0510, website.

Customized training for those working with people who may have a drugs or alcohol problem. Contact - 07704 671474, website.
Arslett, Eve
Freelance trainer. Areas covered include drugs awareness & group work skills. Contact - 07780 972521,
ARTEC Enterprises Ltd

South West


Areas covered include parental substance misuse and child welfare. Contact - 01392 432003,

ASH Scotland
A wide range of learning & development opportunities around smoking and tobacco control, from basic awareness raising through to training for cessation professionals. Contact: 0131 220 9461, website.
Biophysical Solutions

Providing practitioner training in ‘Biophysical Solutions’, a needle free electro-acupuncture technique. Contact - website.

Birmingham HIAH
Comprehensive training and consultancy on all aspects of young people's drug use. Contact - website.
Booker, Lauren
Training consultancy, NVQ assessment and action learning set facilitation. Contact - 07883 159168,
BP Associates
Training includes drug & alcohol awareness, policy development and more. Contact - 08450 519389, website.
Bradbury, Gill
Freelance trainer. Topics include drugs awareness, assessment, BBV screening, and more. Contact - 07792 699 071,
Broadreach House
Training in all areas of substance misuse for professionals and carers. Contact - 01752 500003, Website.
Castle Craig Hospital
Diploma in Addiction Counselling. Accredited by ICRCAODA and Napier University. Contact - 01721 722763, website.


Not for Profit charity that can provide a range of training related to the substance misuse field and mental health/wellbeing. Contact - 01483 590150,, website.

Centre for Public Innovation


Training & development agency specialising in drugs, health & crime. Contact - 0207 922 7820, website.

Change, Support, Difference
Training covers topics across the substance misuse field. Contact - 07727 217042,
Clive 'n' Alex
Training covers MI, brief interventions, group therapy, working with resistant clients. Contact - 01822 615878,
Consulting Circles Ltd
Specialist Training consultancy in social care and health area. Training covers topics across the substance misuse field. Contact - 01273 203098, website.
Corteen Training & Consultancy
Freelance trainer. Training covers all aspects of substance misuse. Specialising in Dual Diagnosis. Contact - 02920 889499, website.
Criminal Justice Training
Provides training & consultancy on criminal justice issues including drugs and alcohol. Contact - 0870 034 5580.
DARCON Training Ltd
Training on drug & alcohol abuse recognition, drugs in the workplace, occupational road risk. Contact - 0845 052 2985, website.
Development Exchange

Independent consultancy. Provides training in substance misuse and related issues. Contact - 01223 242567, website.

Open courses and tailored development programmes in all areas of working with substance use. Contact - 01226 738321, website.

Drug & Alcohol Education Services


Training areas include drug/alcohol awareness, MI, assessment, care planning, etc. Contact - 0845 838 3309, website.

Drug & Alcohol Training Services
Not-for-profit body. Bespoke drug and alcohol training for local and national businesses. Contact - 01454 852572, website.
Drug-Aware Ltd
Drug & alcohol awareness training and training in point of care testing, workplace drug policies, & more. Contact - 01332 232820, website.
DUST Training
Freelance trainer: inc. young people, MI, BBVs, psychosocial interventions, drugs awareness, DUST and others. Contact - 07919 691111,

Eileen Murphy Consultants


Training body - covering Brief Therapy (deShazer, 1985) for staff inc drug and alcohol workers. Contact - 020 8542 9310, website.
Online course on the topic of Drugs and Behaviour currently used for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points. Contact - +353 085 7140498, website.
Farrell-Dixon Associates
Training & consultancy body - training on drug prevention, diversity and other issues. Contact - 01706 239020 / 07801 055050, website.
Fast Forward Positive Lifestyles
Providing training to practitioners on how to work with young people including re drugs and alcohol education. Contact - 0131 554 4300, website.
FDAP & DDN provide a range of training courses for workers and managers. Contact - website.
Federation, The
Training courses include: Diversity, Identity and Difference, Basic Drugs Awareness, Contact - 07812042934, website.
Figure 8 Consultancy Ltd
Wide range of training for substance misuse professionals - including MI, Effective Assessment, Drug Overdose & Prevention, Relapse Prevention, Mental Health. Contact - 01382 224846, website.
Flamingo Training & Consultancy
Bespoke courses on child protection, young people, workplace policy and more. Contact - 07807 168218,    
Flemen, Kevin / KFx
Freelance trainer. Areas covered include drugs awareness and harm reduction interventions. Contact - website.
Flowers, Ron
North England
Subjects covered include drug awareness, drugs in sport and drugs in the workplace. Contact -
Four Counties Training Ltd
NVQs health & social care, apprenticeship programmes, advice on funding staff qualifications, a range of other areas from an Ofsted Grade 1 training provider. Contact - 020 8844 5132, website.
Greene, Majella
UK / Eire
Freelance trainer and consultant - areas covered include MI and working with parents. Contact - 020 8438 0483, website.
Griffiths, Ronno
Training includes substance misusers and sexual abuse, self injury and creative therapy. Contact - 01244 379904,
Groupwork Consultation & Training Ltd
Providing theoritical and practical social groupwork training to groupwork practitioners in the public sector. Contact - 02392 750030, website.

Hanton, Paul


Solution Focused Therapy - with substance misuse focus. Contact - 07765 907345,

Healthwise Training Services

Part of The Social Partnership. Training body based in Liverpool. Contact - 0151 2586337, website.



Training body. Areas covered include drugs awareness, harm reduction and psychosocial treatment. Contact - 0844 412 0972, website.

Innovation With Substance
Range of training options available from basic to complex, delivered in-house or residential. Contact - 0845 257 2420, website.

Inspire Health & Mind

West Midlands

Drugs awarness for young people, drug training for parents, professionals and therapists, Complementary Therapies and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Contact - 07818 217641 - website.

IT Training Solutions
North  East England

Training includes drugs awareness (Frontline staff).

contact - 01913 778377, website.

Janus Solutions
Range of training options available from generic training around substance use to crack cocaine and diversity & equalities. Contact - 0203 121 0063, website.
Jason-Lloyd, Leonard
England / Wales
Freelance trainer - areas covered include legal issues surrounding the misuse of drug. Contact - 07779 008510,
Jones, Roy
Areas covered include working with users of performance enhancing drugs, and drug awareness. Contact - 07984 481101,
KCA Training & Workforce Development
Not-for-profit training organisation. Provides range of training programmes accredited by OCN. Contact - 01474 326168, website.
Keith Chadwick Associates

Training includes topics across the substance misuse field. Contact - 07981 353558, website.

Kick Ass Kick Addiction
Workshops focusing on drug addiction, alcohol and family members to work together to overcome addiction and start the recovery process. Contact - 07837898793, website.
Krista Creative
Training provision focuses on creative approaches to treatment, tendering & strategic planning. Contact - 01227 720114, website.

Lavender, Don

Training issues covered include: family therapy & interventions, and equine assisted therapy. Contact - 07816 994677, website.
Lewisham Drug & Alcohol Strategy Team
Providing a rolling programme of drug & alcohol training every year. Contact - 0208 314 8078.

Life For The World

Christian faith-based training organisation. A range of courses for volunteers and professionals covering a variety of areas in addiction. Contact - 0845 241 0973/07986 640840, website.
Lighthouse Project
North West England

Not for Profit body providing training on a range of topics across the substance misuse field.  Contact - 0151 706 7887, website.

London South Bank University

MSc/PgDip/PgCert Addiction Psychology & Counselling. Contact - 020 7815 6100,

CPD courses for Addiction Treatment Professionals fully accredited by FDAP - website.

Loyat Associates
Training provision focuses on management development training. Contact - 0121 353 0068, website.
Manchester Centre for CBT
Training includes topics across the substance misuse field. Contact - 07981 353558, website.
Mason, Pip
Training includes MI, CBT and relapse management. Contact - 0121 604 7399, website.
Medipro Training
North East England
Training includes topics across the drug and alcohol field, communication & domestic violence. Contact - 0845 838 7322,
Metamorphosis & Beyond

Training services include drug/alcohol using offenders & addiction management. Contact - 07973 436 843, website.

Middlesex University


MSc / Advanced Diploma / PG Cert in Dual Diagnosis. Contact - 0208 411 4760,


N. England /


Covering drug & alcohol awareness, mentoring, harm reduction, anger etc. Contact - 0191 298 3544, website.


UK-wide /

East Anglia

Drug and alcohol services provider, including in association with University of East Anglia. Contact - 01603 621116 / 767093, website.

OiWillo Training
Subjects include MI, drug & alcohol awareness, anger management, basic counselling and coaching. Contact - 0287 1860148, website.

Pearson, Brian


Areas covered include drugs awareness, harm reduction and psychosocial treatment. Contact - 01244 379904,

Peterson, Trudi

UK-wide /


Broad range of topics covered on both drugs and alcohol - in particular around harm reduction. Contact - 01267 223932,

Prick Up Your Ears
Wide range of training re drug and alcohol assessment and treatment. Contact - 0121 444 7675,
Project 6 Alcohol & Drug Training Services
North England
Wide range of specialist training services to support practitioners, service users, students, employers & communities to manage the effects of substance misuse. Contact - 01535 610180, website.
Quintas, Dee


Freelance trainer, abstinence based 12-steps, drama specialist in schools/colleges. Contact - 01955 631797 or 07791 149504,
S. East England / Humberside

Full-time Addiction Counsellor and CARAT Worker's training programme with little or no relevant qualifications or experience. website.

R4V Drugs & Alcohol Training
Topics covered include drugs & alcohol awareness, harm min., MI, screening & assessment etc. Contact - 0116 2230870,

Rigpa Health & Consultancy

Training includes: dual diagnosis, conflict management, drug awareness, group work skills. Contact - 07888 712210, website.
Sarah Graham Solutions
Training includes topics across the substance misuse field. Contact - 07545 915038 - website.
UK / Eire
Training provision includes screening, assessment, brief interventions in primary care, MI, domestic violence. Contact - 0115 9648200,
Shimwell, Karen
Freelance trainer, Motivational Interviewing, alcohol and drug awareness, understanding self-harm. Contact - 075158 99559,
SK Associates
Bespoke workshops and courses - training covers range of topics across the drugs & alcohol field. Contact -
SM Training (UK)
Freelance training company focusing on drugs training to the medical profession and industry. Contact - 0845 347 0017, website.
Startled Chameleon

Training includes: MI, solution focused therapy, understanding drug & alcohol misuse. Contact - website

North West
Training covers range of topics across the substance misuse field. Contact - 07772 298591, website.
Sunderland Teaching PCT

Sunderland /

NE England

NHS funded training department - areas covered include service awareness and harm minimisation. Contact - website.
Tepee Training

Wales /


Training and consultancy body. Training covered includes harm reduction and other issues. Contact - 01267 223932, website.
Thames Valley University
London / Berkshire / SE England

Diploma (HE) / BSc (Hons) Substance Use and Misuse Studies - and other courses. Contact - 01753 69 7564, website.

The National Network of Training Consultants

Training includes drugs & alcohol awareness (staff and/or managers).

Contact - 01274 589071, website.

The Stella Project, AVA
Wide range of training for drug and alcohol workers - including safeguarding children, living with parental substance use and domestic violence. Contact - 020 7785 3860, website.
The Training Effect
A wide range of substance misuse training including - harm reduction, young people, hidden harm, screening and assessment, DUST, Risk-Taking Behaviours and Sexual Health. Contact - 07527 350160, website.
The Walk to Freedom
UK - wide

Training includes drug & alcohol awareness - from the horse's month young people's workshop. Contact - 0800 093 7798 - 07400 882909,

TLP Addiction Training

Training includes: Drug awareness and screening, Stimulant and cocaine, Opiate.

Contact - 07852 439789, website.


Topics include: DUST, MI, harm reduction, overdose prevention and developing training strategies. Contact - 07809 418062, website.

Tony D'Agostino, Training & Consultancy
Training includes ketamine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine and cannabis. Contact - website.



Areas covered include MI, crack cocaine, heroin, user involvement etc. Contact - 020 8533 9563,

Train of Thought
UK-wide/ North-East

Cover NeuroLinguistuic Programming, Diversity, Clean language, Team building and more. Contact - 01609 778543, website.

Training & Consultancy Ltd
Training in all areas of substance misuse but specialising in alcohol - for professionals and carers. Contact - 07838 995761,

Training Exchange

UK-wide /

South West

Specialist drug, alcohol & mental health courses plus training in management, training and people skills. Contact - 0117 941 5859, website.

University of Birmingham / College of Medical & Dental Sciences
Treatment of substance misuse - MSc/PGDip/PG Cert or individual modules. Contact - website.
University of Glasgow / STRADA

PgCert Addictions, Cert of HE: Drug & Alcohol Practice, PgCert Management: Developing Competence in Managing Drug & Alcohol Services. Contact - 0141 330 2400, website.

U2 Training
Areas Covered include drug awerness and drugs misuse & abuse. Contact - 0121 523 8864,
Wilson, Christine
Family Programmes/ groups, Hellinger Workshops for addicts, alcoholics & families. Contact - 01442 391737,
Windmill Training
Training in a range of areas related to working with substance users. Contact - 08450 034203, website.


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