Admissions Team: 01752 797102

Training Department: 01752 566211


Drawing on over 25 years’ experience in the Drug and Alcohol sector Broadreach House offer training courses to meet the needs of many types of individuals and workers across the health and social care sector.

Our specialised team offers professional training courses to individuals interested in entering the sector or in professional development in substance misuse work.  Our 1 year Open College Network South West Region accredited Level 3 course the “Access to HE Diploma: Practitioner in Substance Misuse” provides learners with an opportunity to increase their employability in a rapidly growing sector.

This course is mapped to DANOS competencies and is based upon a broad evidence-based theoretical framework, in which learners aim to become skilled, creative and competent practitioners.  On completion, learners will be able to develop a professional, therapeutic and productive relationship with clients, and to deliver a range of interventions in both residential and community settings.  The Motivational Interviewing Practitioner training also forms part of this course.

Our training department also provides many short workshops and courses.  This has afforded us the opportunity to make a significant contribution to training the counsellors and drug and alcohol practitioners of tomorrow, in a well-respected, high-quality environment.

Our short courses include: (Please click on each course for more information)

Tackling Substance Misuse through Brief Interventions (NOCN) 2 day accredited course

Motivational Interviewing Practitioner’s Basic training (OCNSWR) 3 day accredited course

Drug & Alcohol Awareness 1 day workshop

Working with Alcohol Misuse 1 day workshop

An Introduction to  Understanding Psychological Trauma : Phase one 1 day workshop

A Practitioners Guide to Working with Psychological Trauma : Phase two 1 day workshop

Introduction to Counselling Skills at Level 2

Certificate in Counselling Skills course at Level 2

Certificate in Counselling Studies course at Level 3

Certificate in Life Coaching Studies at Level 3




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  • Access to HE Diploma: Practitioner in Substance Misuse course starting in September 2015!

    On the 7th of September we are looking forward to starting our new group of students on this exciting course.  This intensive programme of study comes complete with a placement in the substance misuse field and fully prepares a student for entering the workplace or progressing to University.   We still have a couple of […]

  • Broadreach House Reunion (Saturday the 5th of September 2015)

    Broadreach House will be holding their annual reunion on Saturday the 5th of September. The day will start around 12 noon and will include live entertainment, Hog Roast & BBQ, Complementary Therapies, a Raffle, and various competitions taking place throughout the day including: ‘The Great Broadreach Bake Off!!’   The day is priced at £4 […]

  • Closereach Residents to take part in Woodland Management Workshop

    In partnership with the WEA (Workers Educational Association), clients resident at Closereach will be taking part in a 2 day (8th to the 9th of July) green woodcraft and woodland management workshop. &nsbp; This exciting opportunity will provide the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques, to work safely using a range of hand tools, […]

  • New Broadreach/WEA courses

    This Spring has seen increased working links between Broadreach Training and the Workers Educational Association (WEA) in Plymouth to provide exciting new community adult education courses. Our new Stress Management workshop and Psychodynamic Perspectives workshop have proved popular with two new dates scheduled for July.

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