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Applicants for FDAP Drug and Alcohol Professional Certificate are required to complete 9 compulsory units. This can be evidenced by:

  • Proof that the competency/ unit has been covered in an educational level 3 qualification such as an NVQ/ diploma
  • A workplace assessment
  • Another professional qualification

Practitioners will often use a combination of the above forms of evidence in the application process.

  NOS compulsory units  NOS Code
1 Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to individuals who have used alcohol and other substances

 AB5.2014 

2 Either  Carry out assessment to identify and prioritise needs in substance misuse setting 
or        Carry out comprehensive assessment for alcohol and other substances

AF2.2012

AF3.2014

3

Develop effective relationships with individuals

SCDHSC0233

4

Promote effective communication

SCDHSC0031

5

Promote health, safety and security in the work setting

SCDHSC0032

6

Develop your practice through reflection and learning

SCDHSC0033

7

Promote the safeguarding of individuals

SCDHSC0035

8

Promote the rights and diversity of individuals

SCDHSC3111 

9

Make use of supervision

GEN36