Alcohol and Drug Awareness

Raising student awareness of drug and alcohol issues

Developed with Brunel University this Alcohol and Drug Awareness course is one of 4 modules from our student-focused suite – the Student Welfare Suite – tailored to meet the mental, physical and emotional needs of today’s students.

Other courses include Sexual Consent on Campus, Diversity Training for Students and Social Media Savvy.


  • Higher Education

Available as

  • Off the shelf
  • Fully Bespoke

Learners completing this Alcohol and Drug Awareness course will understand:

  • short and long terms effects of alcohol
  • drug usage on the body
  • how much a unit of alcohol is
  • the most common types of drugs and their effects
  • the social, legal and academic consequences of either drinking too much or drug use.

The course also includes a diagnostic quiz at the start, so students can assess whether their drinking habits are damaging their health.

Course duration: 20 minutes

Learners have the option to bookmark progress and complete the course in chunks.

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Learning by design
All our e-learning courses are highly interactive with rich graphics and audio-visual content, blending a variety of question-types and gamification to encourage learners to apply the learning to their daily lives.

Easy to implement & customise
All our e-learning courses come with Marshall Learning Management System supporting your organisation to manage all your e-learning and track completed training.

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For a free demonstration of this course or to find out more about our other e-learning courses please contact us and we’ll be in touch very soon.

At Marshall Elearning we’re totally focused on creating content that’s exactly right for your learners. That’s why we’ve built our business around customising our existing courses to match the needs of specific organisations. And if something completely original’s required, we’ll make a bespoke course for you from scratch.

When we do this, our approach is guided by a few key principles.

Organisational Need
Why do you need to provide learning for your users – specifically? Is there a compliance need, a requirement to raise performance – or generate positive outcomes for external stakeholders? We prioritise making this clear as the first step in all of our projects.

Learner Centric
Who are your learners? What are their preferred learning styles? What do they know already? How confident are they with using technology? We’ll put these questions to you, and base our approach around the picture we build up.

Learning Outcomes
We use these to decide what every screen in every course we make is intended to achieve. What is it – exactly – that learners need to explain, describe, distinguish or list? Defining these up-front keeps every project on course as we move from initial proposal, through to storyboarding and then development.

Page-turning e-learning just doesn’t work. All of our courses are highly interactive, making extensive use of scenarios in particular. Rich media is used as appropriate, from audio-visual resources through to animations and bespoke graphics.

Respect for Learners
Treating learners as adults is vital to us. People don’t learn well if they feel they’re being patronised, and we aim to let users manage their own learning experience. We do this by writing our courses with an honest, direct tone, and giving learners choices in the form of additional learning resources and open navigational features.

‘What’s in it for me?’ is a question that all of our learners should be able to answer.

My first project with Marshall E-Learning was on our health and safety on-line modules, an excellent tool to raise awareness of the basic health and safety for employees in a fun and interactive way and excellent value for money. Then I wanted an online course to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs and alcohol aimed at students. I couldn’t find anything in the marketplace, so I went to David (Marshall) and Tamar Elderton–Welch who were very responsive to the concept and we drew up a course outline. I worked with Tamar to write the course and it was very rewarding to see the product materialise in an excellent interactive and engaging way with the user to maintain attention over a serious social issue. I think we have achieved that and I hope it will be a valuable tool in supporting students in the future. Vincent King Assistant Director of Commercial Services – Health, Safety and Environment Brunel University London

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