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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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  • Closereach Report from UK Recovery Walk

    On Friday 11th September 2015 Closereach House ventured north to participate in the UK Recovery Walk in host city Durham.   Closereach House can rightly claim to be the furthest distanced travelled for this event. As one of our client put it “any distance for Recovery”.   Thousands of people in recovery from alcohol and […]

  • Plymouth Recovery Walk 2015 (Saturday 19th of September)

    This year’s annual recovery walk will be taking place on Saturday the 19th of September. The walk will start from the Plymouth hoe war memorial at 10am prompt. All are welcome to come along.   The recovery walk is intended to replace pessimism with the hope and healing power of recovery, helping to combat the […]

  • Introduction to Counselling Skills (New Course Date)

    We are thrilled to announce that due to very high demand we are now able to run an additional Introduction to Counselling Skills course starting this September!   This will run on Monday mornings 9:30-12:45 starting on the 28th September and will run for 10 weeks.   This is the ideal starter course for anyone […]

  • Closereach Clients to take part in UK Recovery Walk!

    On the 11th of September Steven Scorah (Closereach Manager) along with 6 clients currently resident at Closereach will be travelling to Durham to take part in the 7th annual ‘UK Recovery Walk’.   The walk will be attended by thousands of people in recovery, supported by their families and friends, representing the biggest gathering of […]

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