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Level 2, Smoking Cessation Training

This accredited training is 2.5 days over three weeks, covering 6 modules. It aims to enable delegates to provide smoking cessation support to clients/patients within their current role.

Here are the upcoming training dates and venues

It is designed specifically for those who can commit to delivering complete stop smoking programmes to their patients/clients/employees/colleagues within their current role.  Stop smoking support programmes may be offered in a variety of settings; including pharmacies, GP surgeries, in the workplace, schools and colleges, voluntary organisations, prisons and in military establishments etc.    

To qualify for Quit4Life training: 

  • Individuals/organisations need to provide services within Hampshire (excluding Southampton city and Portsmouth city. If you require training outside of this area please contact us for a quote to cover the cost of training).
  • Attendance at all 6 modules must be completed in order to become a Level 2-trained Smoking Cessation Adviser. 
  • Applicants must have the capacity to deliver the service within their current professional role. 
  • Applicants must also have been a non-smoker for at least six months. 
  • Applicants must agree to share and report outcomes to Quit4Life in accordance with DH standards. 
  • Applicants agree to undertake Refresher training every 12 months in order to continue delivering the service and to receive support from Quit4Life. 
  • For on-site training, we require a minimum of six delegates.     

The modules: 

Smoking Facts and Health (Module 1, 3.5 hrs) 

Course aim: To provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of the impact of smoking on health for individuals, their immediate families, and the population in general.   

Behaviour Change (Module 2, 3.5 hrs) 

Course aim: To provide participants with the knowledge, skills and understanding to help clients address/change their health related behaviours.


Nicotine Addiction, CO Monitoring, and the use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Modules 3 and 4, 3.5 hrs per module) 

Course aim: To examine how nicotine affects the body and brain, and how to recognise signs of withdrawal, taking into consideration smokers’ beliefs. 

This module aims to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding of the range of pharmacotherapy, including unlicensed nicotine containing products (NCP) - such as e-cigarettes - available to assist a quit.   

Running and Promoting Sessions (Module 5, 3.5 hrs) 

Course aim: To provide participants with full understanding of the role and responsibilities of an adviser. This module also includes an assessment.

Database and Administration (Module 6, on site, up to 2 hrs - dependent upon need) 

Course aim: This module will enable advisers to use, understand and be able to record data using QuitManager, Quit4Life's online data recording system.