Gambling Awareness

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This course is designed to raise more awareness when it comes to gambling. We’ll consider what gambling is exactly, and why this can become problematic for some people. You will explore the effects of gambling on the person, their friends and family. As well as the signs and symptoms of a problematic gambler, at the end of the course you will explore how gamblers can be supported to stop gambling.

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Course Description

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All about this Gambling Awareness Course

Globally, it’s believed that 26% of the world’s population gamble, and this equates to 1.6 billion people. While this course will focus on UK statistics, it’s worth recognising how big the gambling industry is.

In addition, this course will also introduce the facts of gambling, such as who can gamble, while informing you of the different types of gambling. We’ll then explore the risk factors and signs, look at case studies, and explore the external influences that encourage a gambling culture.

This course will also provide you with information about the effects of gambling and help you get to grips with the reasons why a person might begin gambling and how it can spiral out of control.

We’ll also look at the negative side of gambling by reviewing the emotional effects and discussing how people who gamble can end up in debt, and even become so out of control, they feel compelled to steal.

Finally, this course will investigate how a gambler can be supported effectively by family and friends, as we explore the therapy available as well as blocking tools, links to organisations that can provide professional help, and the dos and don’ts when supporting others!

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Gambling Awareness – In the first unit of the gambling awareness course, you will explore what gambling is, the different types of gambling and UK statistics on gambling.
  • Unit 2 – Risk Factors and Signs of Gambling – In this unit you will explore the risk factors, signs and symptoms of gambling, as well as exploring gambling myths. You will also explore the external influences that can encourage gambling.
  • Unit 3 – Effects of Gambling – In this unit you will consider the reasons why people gamble and the effects it can have. You will also explore how gambling can cause mental health issues.
  • Unit 4 – How can Gamblers be Supported? – In the final unit of the gambling awareness course, you will explore how gamblers can be supported and how CBT therapy can support a person who gambles, as well as considering how gambling blocking tools can be beneficial.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Gambling Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Gambling Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Gambling Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Gambling Awareness
Gambling Awareness
£20 + VAT