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Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP)

FDAP is the professional body for the substance use field and works to help improve standards of practice across the sector.

Invitation to: Provider HR Directors, Finance Directors, Training Leads – please circulate.

Free webinar on apprenticeships in the drug and alcohol sector

Dear Provider,
FDAP is hosting a free webinar on apprenticeships in the drug and alcohol sector.

Date: Friday 2nd June 2017
Time: 10:00 am, duration one hour.

  • Do you want information about how to best utilise the apprenticeship levy in your organisation?
  • Do you think the only way you can use the levy is by employing apprentices?
  • Are you worried that you will not be able to recoup the money your organisation has paid in?
  • Or are you a small organisation that believes it cannot benefit from the apprenticeship agenda?

To find out all you need to know about the latest developments in apprenticeships in the drug and alcohol sector join our free webinar on Friday, 2nd June 2017 at 10am, hosted by FDAP and delivered by Dr Scott Wildman, Director, Centre for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, University of Kent. Duration 1 hour.

This is your chance to put your questions to the experts. Participation is free.

Register by following this link:

Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP)
Box 200, 143 Kingston Road, London SW19 1LJ

General enquiries: fdap@smmgp.org.uk

Download a PDF version of this letter here!

What we do

  • Setting professional standards - through our Code of Practice and Complaints and Disciplinary procedures.
  • Developing the workforce - through our events and DANOS-based training, qualifications and guidance.
  • Keeping practitioners and managers up-to-date - through the DrinkandDrugs.net website.

Services we provide

  • Training - FDAP offers a range of training courses (online, distance learning and face-to-face) aimed at developing the competence of workers and managers in line with the DANOS-based competence framework and relevant workforce development targets.
  • Qualifications - FDAP provide a range of qualifications and certifications designed to recognise and demonstrate the competences of managers and practitioners in the drugs and alcohol field.
  • Events - conferences etc.
  • Standards - FDAP produces a code of practice for drug and alcohol professionals and complaints and disciplinary procedures.
  • Directory of practitioners - the directory lists those members of FDAP who provide services, on a private practice basis, to people with drug and alcohol problems and those affected by their substance use. It also identifies those members who provide supervision to other practitioners.
  • Publications - e.g. DANOS guides.


  • Membership of FDAP is open to individual practitioners and managers, service providers, academic institutions and commissioning bodies (DATs, partnerships etc).
  • FDAP is managed by SMMGP as from the 1st February 2017.
  • All individual, paid up members of FDAP are automatically SMMGP Premium Members which provides 15 hours of training and CPD per year. For more information about SMMGP Premium Membership see the SMMGP web site. To renew your FDAP membership please write to fdap@smmgp.org.uk.
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