Do you know that addiction is one of the regular issues or problems by individuals? Addiction is something everyone can suffer, regardless of where you are in the world. But why people are prone to addiction? To be able to understand addiction, we should acknowledge that addiction is an issue that cannot be solved unless treated and this treatment should be carefully followed through or else the effort the patient has exerted will be put to waste. In this certificate course, you will be able to know what happens when a drug enters your body and your mind, how your brain changes depending on its dosage, and how this procedure can make recuperating from addiction to normal way of living.

Who is the course for?

  • Professionals who are helping people cope up with their drug addiction
  • People who have the interest to learn the ways to cope with drug addiction

Entry Requirement:

  • This course is available to all learners, of all academic backgrounds. 
  • Learners should be aged 16 or over to undertake the qualification.
  • Good understanding of English language, numeracy and ICT are required to attend this course.


  • At the end of the course, you will be required to sit an online multiple-choice test. Your test will be assessed automatically and immediately so that you will instantly know whether you have been successful.
  • Before sitting for your final exam you will have the opportunity to test your proficiency with a mock exam.


  • After you have successfully passed the test, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. You can however also obtain a Course Completion Certificate following the course completion without sitting for the test. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24.
  • PDF certificate’s turnaround time is 24 hours and for the hardcopy certificate, it is 3-9 working days.

Why choose us?

  • Affordable, engaging & high-quality e-learning study materials;
  • Tutorial videos/materials from the industry leading experts;
  • Study in a user-friendly, advanced online learning platform;
  • Efficient exam systems for the assessment and instant result;
  • The UK & internationally recognised accredited qualification;
  • Access to course content on mobile, tablet or desktop from anywhere anytime;
  • The benefit of applying for NUS Extra Discount Card;
  • 24/7 student support via email.

Career Path:

The Level 2 Certificate in Addiction Counselling is a useful qualification to possess, and would be beneficial for the following careers:

  • Career Coach
  • Guidance Counsellors
  • Life Coach
  • Mentors
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists.

Course Curriculum

What is Counselling? 00:15:00
Purpose and Aims of Counselling 00:15:00
Fields of Counselling 00:15:00
Counselling Theories 00:15:00
Skills Needed in Counselling 00:30:00
Group Counselling 00:30:00
Ethics in Counselling 00:15:00
Conducting Sessions 00:30:00
Addiction Recovery
Addiction Counselling Basics 01:00:00
Realize That You Need Help 01:00:00
Realize the Importance of Selecting the Correct Treatment 01:00:00
Work On Identifying the Source of Why You Have an Addiction 01:00:00
Have an Open Mind 01:00:00
Be Honest With Yourself and Others 01:00:00
The Dangers of Not Getting Help When You Need It 00:30:00
Addiction Counselling
Introduction to Addiction Counselling 00:15:00
Adlerian Psychology 00:30:00
Behavioral Therapy 00:15:00
Brief Therapy 00:30:00
Role of Addiction Counsellor 00:30:00
Goals and Objectives of Individual Drug Counseling 00:15:00
Treatment Initiation 00:15:00
Dealing With Problems That Arise 00:15:00
Counsellor Characteristics and Training 00:15:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam-Level 2 Certificate in Addiction Counselling 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam-Level 2 Certificate in Addiction Counselling 00:20:00

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