Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA)

This course is evidence based and will enable you to confidently identify when people are drinking above safe levels. You’ll learn how to give advice and how to put people in the direction of other partner agencies if and when they need it.
Embedding IBA in practice

This half-day course is aimed at managers of teams whose staff will be using IBA. It will explore how to amend working practice and structures to effectively incorporate IBA into the setting, in order to maximise the efficacy and efficiency of the teams using the technique.

Train the Trainer IBA

This course is all about teaching you to become a trainer yourself. You’ll be able to deliver training on alcohol identification and also offer brief advice when necessary. This course is primarily for front line staff that work with members of the public and are not alcohol specialists.

Extended Brief Interventions

To help you identify suitable candidates and settings for extended brief interventions, explore skills for working with clients and deliver extended brief interventions. The course will involve practical exercises to embed the theory for the interventions, and will usually require either smaller groups or two trainers to ensure that participants make the most progress during the session.

Accredited IBA for pharmacies

Community pharmacies are ideally placed to respond to problem drinking and this course will give pharmacy staff the skills and confidence to screen and advice a wide range of customers. This Alcohol Identification and brief advice (IBA) course has been accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Managing Drunken Behaviour

This course will help trainees have the confidence, knowledge and skills to respond appropriately to situations that involve people behaving in a drunk manner. Ideal for police officers, street pastors, ASBO officers, A&E nurses and social workers, this course will help to identify drunken behaviour and equip learners with the ability to manage difficult situations and alleviate risk from alcohol misuse.

Alcohol and Health and Advanced Alcohol Awareness

These two courses have complementary content, which we recommend delivering together. Day on looks in detail at the affects of alcohol on health, and day two builds on this to give participants a deeper knowledge and understanding of alcohol issues. This training is aimed at practitioners who provide assessments of people with problems relating to alcohol misuse.

Alcohol and Older People

This course has been designed for frontline staff whose work often brings them into contact with older people. Drawing on both Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) techniques and approaches to working with change resistant drinkers, the course will help trainees to identify problems with alcohol in older people, as well as understanding the causes and the potential impact. Developing appropriate care plans also forms part of the learning. Participants are likely to be social workers, A&E nurses, mental health workers, pharmacists, care workers and police officers, along with many others working with older people in both the private and public sector.