Course Information - Smoke Free Liverpool

Course Information

Training Course Details

Very Brief Advice Smoking Cessation Training

Duration: 45 minutes approx.

Free Face-Face power point session which is available to all organisations who work with smokers.  It will help you to ‘guide’ your service users into the stop smoking service whilst avoiding any confrontation.  Using a simple on-line referral pathway, we will show you the full support available in Liverpool.  It will ‘teach’ your staff brief knowledge of tobacco and includes subjects like; What is in a cigarette, Second hand (passive) smoking, e-cigarettes and benefits of quitting.


Smoking in Pregnancy Training

Duration: 1 hour approx.

This is a free face-Face power point session available for midwives and anyone who works with pregnant women.  It looks at risks of smoking in pregnancy and the dangers of second hand smoking whilst also helping you to feel confident to raise the issue of smoking with your clients, their partners / families.  It also covers the simple referral pathway and how to refer to our specialised pregnancy coordinator.


Intermediate Level 2 Training

Duration: 1 day with

 Full day of practical training at our Liverpool office and is essential for anyone wishing to become an intermediate advisor in delivering the stop smoking service to their own service users.  It covers all the subjects in the VBA training in more depth but also includes, smoking & mental health, nicotine’s effect on the brain, nicotine replacement products, carbon monoxide monitoring, motivational interviewing.  It is a fully interactive day which includes quizzes, case studies and discussions.  Anyone wanting to become a practitioner must also complete the National Centre Smoking Cessation Training (NCSCT) Assessment of Core Knowledge & Key Practice Skills.  This is online certificated training and will also take around 7 hours to complete and must be done BEFORE the face-face training.  We also encourage shadowing of our advisors in the community, so you can practice your newly learned skills with an advisor at hand.