|Qualification Number||USM-L2 is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The qualification number for USM-L2 is 500/4684/6.|
|Qualification structure||1 mandatory unit:
A/501/9973 Understanding Substance Misuse
This unit/qualification is intended for candidates who wish to develop their knowledge of substance misuse in order to:
|Guided learning hours||30 (minimum)|
|Minimum age||16 years*|
No previous training or experience required
See section 5 of the Qualification Document
USM-L2 is a stand-alone qualification. However, progression is available to Level 2 or Level 3 National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in Health & Social Care (H&SC), and/or level 2 counselling skills qualifications and/or level 3 substance misuse qualifications.
The unit credit can also be used towards other relevant qualifications on the QCF.
Trainer-assessed candidate portfolio.
Independent verification by CPCAB.
|Additional assessment requirements||None|
|Personal counselling or therapy (for trainee)||None required.|
|Work-place experience (for trainee)||None required.|
|Staffing and other resources||
Only one tutor-assessor is needed for the internal assessment of candidates.
See section 4 of the Qualification Document for details of required trainer-assessor qualifications and experience.
|Internal Moderation and Verification||Centres are required to have robust internal moderation and verification processes that are verified by CPCAB.|
|Candidate Registration Fee||£46|
|Centre application for CPCAB approval to offer the qualification||
Centre application fee: £99 (one-off fee).
Centres can design their own training programmes** - sample schemes of work are available from CPCAB on request.
*This age requirement is linked to Ofqual’s system for categorising qualifications.
**All centre designed courses must be submitted to CPCAB for approval before candidates can be registered. Although the delivery of courses may differ from centre to centre, all delivery must enable the candidates to achieve the learning outcomes specified in the unit.