Level 2 and refresher stop smoking practitioner training

This course is suitable for people working in a GP or pharmacy setting, where the organisation holds a contract with Devon Public Health to deliver services. Trained advisors will be able to offer weekly stop smoking sessions for individual smokers wanting to become smoke free. Advisors do not need to be qualified health professionals. On completion of the training (including e-learning modules), advisors will be added to the register of level 2 intermediate stop smoking advisors in Devon.

Course content

This course comprises of:

  • successful completion of MECC e-learning
  • a one day face-to-face or virtual session
  • successful completion of NCSCT e-learning online practitioner assessment
  • follow up attendance at a live, virtual, hour-long Q&A session for advisors with OneSmallStep (at least one attended within 2 months of initial training)

Aims of the course

  • To increase knowledge of nicotine addiction and stop smoking treatment options
  • To increase knowledge of nicotine addiction and stop smoking treatment options
  • To increase skills and confidence  in running one to one stop smoking sessions
  • To become a competent Stop Smoking Practitioner compliant with the NCSCT Training Standard

Scheduled Initial Advisor and Annual Update Training:

Date Time Venue
Monday 11 July 2022 9.30am – 4.30pm Face to Face (Exeter) Level 2 Smoking cessation
Thursday 10 November 2022 9.30am – 4.30 pm Via Zoom (virtual) Level 2 Smoking cessation
Tuesday 19 July 2022 13.30pm – 16.30pm Via Zoom (virtual) Annual Update training
Wednesday 19 October 2022 9.30am – 12.30pm Via Zoom (virtual) Annual Update training


Laura Bee – Deputy Service Manager (OneSmallStep Devon Healthy Lifestyle Service)

Denise Veen – Senior Stop Smoking Practitioner (OneSmallStep Devon Healthy Lifestyle Service)

Book a place

To book onto a course you will simply need to go to https://bookwhen.com/onesmallstep

You will then need to fill in the registration form sent to you by OneSmallStep.

This form can also be found below and must be sent to laura.bee@onesmallstep.org.uk

Please note: if you are from a GP practice or pharmacy, please make sure your organisation has a contract with Public Health to deliver services before attending the training.