DRUGS and alcohol educators who have gained qualifications are to be congratulated at an awards ceremony this month.
Kirklees Drug Action Team organised the new one-year part-time courses for people who train professionals and community organisations in recognising and dealing with substance misuse issues.
The qualifications have been designed to help trainers deliver courses that meet new Government standards, outlined in a document called Models of Care.
Two trainers achieved an NVQ Assessors Award and five trainers completed a Training and Presenting in the Workplace Mini NVQ, awarded by City and Guilds.
Justin Dunne, Training and Development Officer for the Kirklees Drug Action Team, said: "It's essential that drugs and alcohol training is consistent and of high quality throughout the borough.
"We want to acknowledge the first trainers to take these courses, for their achievements."