SDF’s e-learning offers accessible courses that learners complete at their own pace.

These can be completed as part of a formal training and professional development programme within the workplace or a personal learning experience to extend or consolidate existing knowledge and skills.

E-Learning at sdf

SDF’s e-learning courses are freely available for anyone in Scotland wanting to increase their knowledge and understanding of drugs and drug-related issues. 

These courses can be completed at home or in the workplace. Learners can revisit a course to refresh their knowledge at any time

Learners receive a certificate of completion at the end of each course. 


14 e-learning courses available 


registrations on the e-learning platform 


20,000+ registrations on Overdose Prevention, Intervention and Naloxone e-learning 


Learners registered across all 32 Local Authority Areas 

commissioned and Bespoke e-learning

SDF can be commissioned to work with services to create bespoke eLearning courses. 

SDF has specialist knowledge in creating accessible, engaging and informative training, they can tailor courses to meet the unique needs and objectives of services.   

By commissioning SDF, organisations can ensure their employees receive high-quality, customised eLearning training that is both relevant and impactful, enhancing their knowledge in addressing drug-related issues within their specific environment.

If you want to discuss commissioning e-learning workforcedevelopment@sdf.org.uk

participant on LGBTQI+ Substance Use e-Learning
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I found it all interesting. The extra resources links are very helpful. There are some services and support groups that I didn't know about
participant on Bacterial Infections and Drug Use e-Learning
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The interactive part giving harm reduction advice was good and will help me remember more.
participant on Bacterial Infections and Drug Use e-Learning
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The information was communicated in a simple to understand format, I found it really interesting and useful.
participant on Overdose Prevention, Intervention, and Naloxone e-Learning
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I found the most useful part is that I could do it in my own time!
participant on Cocaine and other Psychostimulants e-Learning
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It was very informative and I liked the pictures to help know what the drugs look like and how they are taken.
participant on Cocaine and other Psychostimulants e-Learning
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I like the quizzes at the end to reinforce the messages of the course.
participant on Hepatitis B in Scotland e-Learning
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Found it very informative and easy to navigate
participant on What’s happening on the streets with Benzos e-Learning
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The course itself was fantastic, pitched at a good level with a range of styles of engagement made it more interesting.


A full list of all e-Learning SDF currently offers as well as our E-Learning can be found at www.sdftraining.org.uk. 

*Please note due to the restrictions of some funding, some training may be only accessible to certain health-board areas. Visit the www.sdftraining.org.uk for more information.