Drug Awareness & Harm Reduction Training Course

The UK's first drug awareness and harm reduction eLearning course specifically developed for SIA security staff.

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Course aim: To help security staff reduce drug related harm in the night time economy.

Learning outcomes:
  • Understand what is meant by harm reduction
  • Understand what is meant by a drug and how they can be classified (and we will introduce you to a simple form of drug classification know as the Drugs Wheel)
  • Be able to describe a range of drugs commonly taken in the night time economy, their perceived benefits and associated risks
  • To identify a range of practical harm reduction measures that can be used to keep customers safe

Your Instructor

The Loop
The Loop

The Loop, a not for profit organisation that provides drug checking, training and research have partnered with Get Licensed to create the UK's first and only security personnel focused on specialist drug awareness and harm reduction training course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this course help me in my current role as a door supervisor or security guard?
Yes! This is a security personnel focused training course with a comprehensive training package on illicit drug use in nightlife venues. Using a harm reductionist framework tailored specifically to the needs of security staff, this course helps security professionals like you understand the effects of common club drugs, their use in venues and how to respond to drug-related emergencies. Not only will this course help you perform your job at a higher standard, it could potentially help you save a life and keep the venue that you work at safe and open for business.
What do I receive in recognition for completing this training course?
As well as receiving life saving knowledge and practical skills, you will also receive a certificate of completion from the Get Licensed Academy which can be added to your profile on the Get Licensed app, helping you progress in your career or find your next next security job. Visit https://www.get-licensed.co.uk/get-licensed-app for more information on adding the Drug Awareness & Harm Reduction Training Course certificate to your education history on your Get Licensed profile.
Will a certificate in Drug Awareness & Hard Reduction help me find a better job?
Absolutely! The Drug Awareness & Hard Reduction training course was created by Get Licensed, the UK’s leading security training and staffing technology platform, and The Loop, a respected not for profit Community Interest Company established in 2013 which provides community and event-based drug checking and associated harm reduction services. Current training programmes provide a brief overview of how to deal with drug-related incidents, like spiking, but this training course will provide you with a more in-depth training guide to help you deal with any issues that you may encounter when working on the doors.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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