Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners
Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP)

FDAP Qualifications: Drug & Alcohol Professional Certification

Workplace Assessment


Whether applying for Registration or Accreditation, applicants must provide a 'Workplace Assessment Report' for each unit for which they do not have direct (externally validated) evidence of competence (see criteria & evidence for more details), and this must be accompanied by a 'Workplace Assessment - Senior Manager Approval' report.

Workplace Assessment Report Forms

Workplace Assessment Report forms need to be completed by the applicant's line manager / supervisor. Each report must have been completed within the last 12 months prior to the application - though they may take into account evidence collected before that time.

Please note - the person completing the form does NOT need to provide a portfolio of evidence in support of their assessment. However, they must be familiar with the applicant's work and be in a position to make an objective judgement about their competence in relation to the unit/s concerned. They must also outline the type of evidence on which their judgement is based (ie how they have assessed the applicant's competence).

Click on the following link for more guidance on workplace assessments [PDF version].

To download report forms for specific units in the scheme, click on the relevant links below.

Compulsory units

  • Promote effective communication (SCDHSC0031) [PDF version]
  • Promote health, safety and security in the work setting (SCDHSC0032) [PDF version]
  • Develop your practice through reflection and learning (SCDHSC0033) [PDF version]
  • Promote the safeguarding of individuals (SCDHSC0035) [PDF version]
  • Make use of supervision (GEN36) [PDF version]
  • Develop effective relationships with individuals (SCDHSC0233) [PDF version]
  • Promote the rights and diversity of individuals (SCDHSC3111) [PDF version]
  • Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to individuals who have used alcohol and other substances(AB5.2014) [PDF version]
  • (Either) Carry out assessment to identify and prioritise needs in a substance misuse setting (AF2.2012) [PDF version] (or) Carry out comprehensive assessment for alcohol and other substances (AF3.2014) [PDF version]

Optional units

  • Support individuals who misuse substances ( AB2.2012) [PDF version]
  • Enable access to services to those affected by someone else's use of alcohol or other substances ( AB7.2014) [PDF version]
  • Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects (AD1.2012) [PDF version]
  • Develop and disseminate information and advice about health and social well-being (SCDHSC0438) [PDF version]
  • Test for alcohol and other substance use (AE1.2014) [PDF version]
  • Lead the service delivery planning process to achieve outcomes for individuals (SCDHSC0415) [PDF version]
  • Manage the prescription of controlled drugs for substance users (AH1.2014) [PDF version]
  • Supply injecting and other relevant equipment to individuals who use substances and facilitate safe disposal (AH3.2014) [PDF version]
  • Support individuals through detoxification programmes ( AH7.2014) [PDF version]
  • Support individuals to take their medication as prescribed (GEN135) [PDF version]
  • Work with individuals to encourage a reduction in harmful alcohol consumption and drinking behaviour (AH10.2014) [PDF version]
  • Use recognised theoretical models to provide therapeutic support to individuals who misuse substances (AI1.2012) [PDF version]
  • Use recognised theoretical models to provide therapeutic support to groups of individuals who misuse substances ( AI3.2012) [PDF version]

Workplace Assessment - Senior Manager Approval form

  • All workplace assessments must be accompanied by a 'Workplace Assessment - Senior Manager Approval' form [PDF version]
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