Drinkaware at Work - Alcohol Awareness E-learning

This short and informative Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course provides an ideal introduction to alcohol education and is suitable for all employees as part of a supportive induction programme, wellbeing initiative or health and safety training.

Packed with quizzes, videos and challenges, it keeps the learner engaged and thinking about the importance of moderating their drinking habits.

Module One: Alcohol - the basic facts
Module Two: Health harms associated with alcohol
Module Three: Impact of alcohol in and around work

Duration: 25 minutes
Format: E-Learning
Hosting: Drinkaware learn platform or employer own LMS


Who is the course for? 

Drinkaware's 2021 Monitor found 86% of UK adults drank alcohol. The vast majority do so within the Chief Medical Officers low risk drinking guidelines. However, as we have seen through the Covid pandemic people’s behaviours can change and some lifestyle changes can be detrimental to the wellbeing of employees. It is the responsibility of all to understand how the misuse of alcohol can impact health and wellbeing. 

What are the benefits to my business?
Alcohol misuse has a detrimental effect on organisations, productivity, employee motivation and in some cases health and safety. With an estimated 17 million sick days each due to alcohol misuse, organisation's have a responsibility to themselves and their employees to address this.
Providing employees with the essential facts about alcohol, so they are empowered to make good decisions regarding their alcohol consumption. The knowledge they gain can also help to reduce the risk of them endangering themselves or others.

What are the benefits to my employees?
Through a better understanding of the short and long-term effects of alcohol, employees will be empowered to make better choices about their drinking. Enabling them to thrive in their work and home life.

What’s included in the e-learning programme? 

Our e-learning course explains all the facts about alcohol so that employees can make better choices about their drinking. 

The course comprises of three modules which take approximately 25-minutes to complete but can be taken in separate, bite size seven-to-eight-minute sessions. It’s possible to exit the course at any time allowing employees to pick up the course where they left off. There is also a short quiz at the end of each module to aid learning. On successful completion of the course a certificate can be downloaded. After completing the course all participants can take a short quiz to help them better understand their own drinking. 

Module One: Alcohol - the basic facts
• What are alcohol units?
• Why do we have health guidelines and what are they?
• How many units are there in different alcoholic drinks?

Module Two: Health harms associated with alcohol
• Alcohol can have a range of effects on the body and mind
• This module explains the health risks associated with harmful levels of drinking

Module Three: Impact of alcohol in and around work
• How to handle concerns about someone else’s drinking habits
• Learners have the opportunity to evaluate employee’s personal drinking patterns

Is this course accessible? 

The course is written in clear and easy to understand language, the videos themselves are also subtitled. The style is fun, interactive and engaging, supporting employees to learn about the effects of alcohol and its related harm. 

How can we access the course? 

Our e-learning can be integrated with existing Learning Management Systems (LMS) or can be hosted by Drinkaware. Courses hosted on the Drinkaware platform allow for the tracking of course progress and scores. We will provide a link which enabling employees access to the course 

Is the course accredited? 

The course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service. 

If you want to speak to us about any specific requirements for your organisation, please get in touch at daw@drinkaware.co.uk  

The course can be delivered in other formats to suit your organisation’s needs. These include:  

1. Group workshops (face-to-face or virtual training)  

2. Train the Trainer 

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2. Institute of Alcohol Studies. (2019). Financial headache: the cost of workplace hangovers and intoxication to the UK economy. IAS, London. [Online]. Available at: http://www.ias.org.uk/uploads/pdf/IAS%20reports/rp35062019.pdf. [Accessed 3 July 2019].