Hope UK can develop bespoke training courses for any group who would like training in drugs and related issues. However, we also have two Open College Network accredited courses.

Young People, Drugs and the Role of the Youth Worker

This two-day, practical course is aimed at youth workers and others regularly working with young people. You will learn about drugs, what they look like, do, etc. The course considers why someone might choose to use drugs, and what, if anything, a youth worker might do about this. You will discuss issues that youth workers face and look at helpful tools that address these issues.

Participants receive a course manual with suggested activities to use with the young people they work with (suitable for formal and informal settings). They can also receive credit from the Open College Network for their learning.

For more information click here.

Drug Prevention for Family Workers

Many people working with families have to tackle drug use within the family alongside a host of other issues. This two-day, accredited programme helps enable these workers to develop the skills and knowledge they need to manage the drug issues within the context of work with families. Alongside suitable tools to use, discussions of the issues, case studies and practical help, learners can, if they wish, gain external credit from the Open College Network. More information, click here.


What People Say


“I simply wanted to express my thanks to you for the excellent 2 days’ drugs training you both delivered for us. My team have expressed how interesting and engaging it was. It was lovely to hear the team laughing during the session as well as leaving the sessions looking empowered and full of new knowledge.”

“Excellent, very engaging, not spoon fed and allowed us to really go deeper and explore ideas.  The trainer was extremely interactive, honest and open, using real life situations which made it real.  I practically liked the way she challenged perspectives with different scenarios.  I thought she was engaging and interesting.  Very impressed.”  Youth Workers, Surrey