Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Level 3

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foetal alcohol course

Alcohol affects unborn foetuses in a variety of different ways and the amount of evidence linking alcohol to issues during pregnancy is very strong. This course seeks to teach students of the link between drinking alcohol during pregnancy and how disorders linked to this can be managed.

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About this Course

Study Time: 120 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Paper or Online
Entry Requirements: None Specific

This course on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders was created to raise awareness and level of care provided to children affected by FASD.


This course on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders has been written to aid families and professionals dealing with a child with FASD. Most people have very limited knowledge on this unpopular topic. FASD is a chain of preventable birth defects caused by a woman drinking alcohol during her pregnancy, although more often even before she knows that she is pregnant.

Common problems associated with FASD are:

  • Common problems include:
  • Vision impairment
  • Sleep problems
  • Heart defects
  • Liver problems
  • Poor immune system
  • Speech & language delays
  • Impulsivity
  • Memory problems
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inappropriate social behaviour

This course looks at the adverse effects of alcohol during pregnancy on the cognitive and psychological development of a child.


A tutor will be able for support via post or e-mail, with our student support team also on hand to help with any queries you may have. Assignments must be submitted to your tutor through email and these are then marked as soon as possible.

Course Content

This course assesses the following units:

Module 1: The History of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Module 2: Taking Responsibility for the Unborn Child

Module 3: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Screening

Module 4: Children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Module 5: Behavioural Phenotypes of FASD

Module 6: Growing up with FASD


To pass this course learners must complete a number of assignments. These are completed after navigating through the lessons which are sent to students and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.


This course comes to you as a paper course pack which you can work through in your own time. By reading through the lessons on the course and with the help of a personal tutor you will be able to learn all of the necessary knowledge required to tackle the tutor marked assignments that are used to assess the course. Alternatively, you can study for this course online to save some money on your course and study through the internet with the materials available 24/7 on any computer or smart device.

NCFE Customised Qualification

NCFE Customised Qualification

This qualification has been developed by NCC Home Learning to meet the specific needs of learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating the quality and rigour.


NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). This is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification.

This qualification has been accredited as a Customised Qualification and NCC have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at the level shown using Ofqual’s level descriptors to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.

On completion of the Customised Qualification, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification. This qualification has been accredited by NCFE under the Customised Qualification and the certificate of achievement will be issued directly by NCFE.


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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Level 3
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