NCFE Award in
Equivalent to SCQF Level 4
A detailed introduction to some of the key issues surrounding alcohol use.
Why take this course?
This course is best suited for learners aged 16 and above. It aims to explore alcohol abuse to enhance your awareness and understanding of the the topic. The qualification is accredited by the NCFE - a national awarding organisation. For more information please visit the NCFE website.
What you will experience
This qualification consists of one mandatory unit: Introduction to Alcohol Awareness for the Individual. It provides an introduction to some of the issues surrounding alcohol use. Raising awareness of these issues will help give people the basic knowledge needed to support their lifestyle and wellbeing and promote healthy choices.
To achieve the NCFE Award in Alcohol Awareness (Level 1) you will be required to successfully complete the mandatory unit. Course work will be internally and externally moderated, but there is no end test.
There are no specific entry requirements for this award, but you should have the minimum level of literacy and numeracy necessary to use the distance learning materials and complete assessment tasks.
What you will need
You must have access to a PC and broadband in order to study this course.
What you need to know
This is a Self Study course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises. You will be supported throughout the course by a specialist Distance Learning Tutor. Your tutor will contact you (via your College email account) within 7-10 working days of receiving your welcome letter and materials.
As you progress they will continue to make regular contact to offer support and guidance, usually by e-mail but sometimes by phone, to ensure you are making good progress and to support your learning throughout. Please note that you must be able to study independently through the course materials.
This course can be accessed through Blackboard which is North East Scotland College's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Through Blackboard you will be able to access your learning materials, information and communicate with other students. A short guide to Blackboard has been provided for your use.
Whilst studying with Business & Community Development, you will have access to the Library+ sites and the IT Centre. You will also have technical and administrative support from Business & Community Development team.
Please note that it is a requirement that all email communication between staff and students is made using College email accounts. This ensures that the College complies with Data Protection legislation and that information is accessed only by authorised users.
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|Paper applications only|
You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.
Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Information & Booking Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.
For distance learning courses, the course fees for non-Scottish residents may differ from that advertised on the website and in the course guide. Therefore, all course fees should be confirmed with the College at the time of booking.