Throughout the learning process you will be awarded a Digital Open Badge for completing each unit. These are internationally recognised by many employers and educational institutions and will allow you to display your study achievements, even if you only wish to complete a specific unit.

Upon finishing the course, you will be issued an E-Certificate featuring all earned badges and stating that you have completed the full course, so that you can add it to your CV or education portfolio.

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High quality free online learning experience

In 2016, the University of Derby received the OpenupEd quality label. This means that the University of Derby is recognised as operating in a continuous process of improving their MOOC offerings. By achieving this label the University of Derby demonstrates that it offers quality controlled MOOCs in compliance with benchmarks tailored to both online and open education and keeps up to date with the latest developments. Furthermore, that it uses the OpenupEd quality instrument for benchmarked self-assessment on MOOCs and takes measures of improvement accordingly.

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An accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office

We are proud to be an accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office for our online short courses and free courses, demonstrating that they conform to CPD best practice and are appropriate for inclusion in a formal CPD record.

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Course units

The course is made up of 6 units, each will require approximately 2 hours of study.

Unit content is guided by professionally recognised theory and evidence:

The first unit looks at definitions and basic patterns and prevalence of recovery.

This unit focuses on the existing evidence about recovery and the growing knowledge we have about recovery patterns.

This unit is about the growth of recovery-oriented drug policies in the UK ,and more recently in Europe, and the challenges of attempting to implement them in practice.

We know that men and women typically have different addiction careers. This unit explores how recovery differs for men and women and how we can measure this.

This unit is divided into two sections - the first part deals with the studies and findings that shaped the REC-PATH project and the second part deals with the methods that we used for the research.

In the final unit, we describe the key findings from the various work packages in the study and what the implications might be for research, policy and practice.