Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited

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Study method
Online, self-paced
2 Hours
Access to content
365 Days
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
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Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online Dual Diagnosis training course for front-line healthcare and social care providers. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Living with a dual diagnosis can cause complex physical, psychological and social difficulties for a wide range of people. Dual diagnosis is typically associated with negative consequences and widely affects many of life’s domains. Research suggests that those with a dual diagnosis compared to those with a single disorder experience much higher rates of violent behaviour, suicidal ideation, suicide and physical health problems.

This online Dual Diagnosis training course aims to improve the learner’s understanding of dual diagnosis, including the relationship between substance abuse and mental illness.

Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Study method – Online, self-paced

Estimated duration (Verifiable CPD hours) – 2 hours

Course format – Online (24/7 access)

Entry requirements – no prerequisites required

Assessment type – Complete end of course assessment (80% needed to pass and gain CPD certificate)

Certification/Qualification – Downloadable CPD certificate

Cost(s) of assessment and certification – Assessment and certification costs included in the course price

Course accreditation – CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)

Course access – Part-time (1-year access)

Course delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smartphones.

Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course content

This online Dual Diagnosis training course covers the following:

  • Understanding the chemistry of drugs,
  • Identifying warning signs and triggers,
  • Understanding diagnosis, treatment and medication,
  • The danger of mixing drugs,
  • Fighting addiction,
  • Exploring schizophrenia and paranoia,
  • The different types of cannabis,
  • The side effects of stimulant drugs,
  • Hangovers, withdrawals and comedowns,
  • Raising overdose awareness,
  • Identifying ecstasy psychosis,
  • Managing drug use,
  • The risk of injecting,
  • How to deal with an emergency, and
  • Homelessness, arrest and compulsory detention.

Course aims

The aims and objectives of this online Dual Diagnosis training course are to improve the learner’s understanding of dual diagnosis, including substance abuse and mental illness.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this online Dual Diagnosis training course, the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the chemistry of drugs,
  • Identify warning signs and triggers,
  • Understand relevant diagnosis, treatment and medication,
  • Know the danger of mixing drugs,
  • Understand what it takes to fight addiction,
  • Have a better understanding of schizophrenia and paranoia,
  • Know the different types of cannabis,
  • Understand the side effects of stimulant drugs,
  • Have an improved understanding of hangovers, withdrawals and comedowns,
  • Have an enhanced awareness of overdoses,
  • Know how to deal with an emergency, and
  • Understand homelessness, arrest and compulsory detention.

Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Who is this course for?

This online Dual Diagnosis training course should be completed by those who work in mental health and social care services, including:

  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff
  • Locum doctors and nurses
  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)
  • Agency nurses
  • Agency workers
  • Healthcare Assistants
  • Support workers
  • Care assistants
  • Community services.

Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.


Learn anywhere, anytime on any device

You will need access to a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone device to complete these online courses. You can start, pause/stop and return to where you left off.

Our courses utilise responsive design features, making them available on any device of your choice.

Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

Career path

The Mandatory Training Group’s online courses range from introductory modules at Level 1 to advanced and expert modules up to Level 6.

Our e-learning modules count towards CPD hours for professionals in various sectors to meet mandatory and statutory requirements.

Dual Diagnosis - Level 2 - Online Course - CPD Accredited.

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Dionne asked:

Is this course all carried out online?


Good morning I can confirm this course is 100% online and is self-paced You will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the end of course assessment If you have any further questions, please let us know Thanks MTG Support Team

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Good morning Alex Many thanks for your message. If you did not receive the email, please send us your 'Order Confirmation' email, which shows your full name, order number and course(s) you have bought. Our Support Team will then check your order details and resend them to you. Kind regards Rita MTG Support Team | The Mandatory Training Group | HDTI Building | Puma Way | Coventry University Technology Park | Coventry, United Kingdom, CV1 2TT

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