Accredited Training

National Open College Network (NOCN) Accreditation

The National Open College Network is the leading credit and unit based Awarding Body in the UK. It provides a national framework of credit-based units and qualifications which are underpinned by a range of national and local services, including curriculum support and staff development.

NOCN works with over 3,000 centres across the UK developing flexible and responsive credit based awards and qualifications that widen access to lifelong learning and address exclusion, participation and achievement. NOCN gives approval to centres that can demonstrate the ability to meet national requirements for course delivery and quality assurance to support credit awards and qualifications.

The EDAS Learning Centre is a recognised centre with the NOCN. This means we are able to offer courses approved and accredited by NOCN giving the learner a nationally recognised qualification.

Currently our NOCN accredited courses are:

  • Communication in the Workplace Level 3 - £300.00pp
  • Brief Interventions Level 3 - £300.00pp
  • Introduction to Drug Awareness Level 2 - £225.00pp
  • Introduction to Alcohol Awareness Level 2 - £225.00pp
  • Mentoring Level 2 - £225.00pp
  • Preparation for Employment Level 1 - £165.00pp
  • Recovery Foundation in Life Skills Entry Level 3 - £165.00pp

For all other courses EDAS can offer an attendance certificate with DANOS competencies matched to the content.


EDAS also deliver accredited training in APT Ed Access to H.E Diploma in Practitioner in Substance Misuse.  This is 60 credit course delivered over a 12 month period. 


If you are interested in management and leadership training then EDAS delivers a Level 5 Leadership & Management Diploma, Certificate or Award through its centre recognition with the Institute for Leadership & Management (ILM).

Developing Professional

Competencies to Support

Vulnerable People


Level 3 Certificate in Applied Therapeutic Skills

The qualification’s main purpose is to develop your professional competence in supporting vulnerable individuals through a better understanding of relevant psychotherapy and counselling.

Benefits for individuals:

A fourteen week course to provide generic knowledge of Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Interventions incorporating  accredited units of study in:

  • Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
  • Attachment Theory in Practice
  • Creating a Secure Alliance
  • Relational Listening Skills
  • Understanding and Reducing Effects of Shame
  • Therapeutic Problem Solving Techniques



View the 2017-18 timetable.

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