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Problem Gambling Awareness Training

An introductory training course is available in Problem Gambling Awareness for any individual or organisation with an interest in this issue. The course is currently delivered online using Ambition, the Open College Network remote learning platform, and learners can achieve CPDUK certification for continuing professional development, and a Level 1 certificate endorsed by OCN.  

The course looks at types of gambling, impacts of problem gambling on individuals, family and the wider community, ways to reduce or stop gambling, and where to find help and support. 

The course fee is £60/ €65 per learner which includes OCN registration. 

Addressing Problem Gambling

As a progression route from introductory training, a four day training course is now available for professionals in a supporting role, including counsellors, community & youth workers, social and support workers, health & wellbeing practitioners, sports club or gambling industry managers and others. 

Content includes problem gambling indicators, risk factors and harm, and approaches to screening, prevention, and treatment, gambling legislation and regulation, and related issues including online gambling and gaming, gender-based gambling patterns, and problem gambling in sport. Learners complete group tasks to review resources, case studies, treatment, and intervention methods, and prepare an action plan relevant to their work setting.

On completion of an assessed workbook / portfolio of evidence, learners can gain an Open College Network endorsed certificate at Level 2 (4 units) and level 3 (2 units). A portfolio building workshop is offered to support learners to meet assessment requirements. Assessment methods may be adapted to meet specific learner needs on request. 

Training / Workshops

OCN Level 2 Course 1

Problem Gambling

OCN Level 2 Course 2

Gambling Legislation Awareness

OCN Level 2 Course 3

Understanding Gambling-Related Issues

OCN Level 2 Course 4

Brief Intervention for Problem Gambling

OCN Level 3 Course 5

Addressing problem Gambling

OCN Level 3 Course 6

Therapeutic Approaches to Problem Gambling

Training workshops and information sessions can be adapted to meet the needs of your group.

Training Staff


Training & Development Officer

Phone: 07841764719