The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT )

This is a social enterprise committed to support the delivery of effective evidence-based tobacco control programmes and smoking cessation interventions provided by local stop smoking services. The NCSCT works with and for the field to deliver training and assessment programmes, support services for local and national providers and conducts research into behavioural support for smoking cessation. The following training is available on their website

  • Training and Assessment Program
  • NCSCT Mental Health Speciality Module
  • Pregnancy and Post-Partum Period
  • Very Brief Advice training module
  • Secondhand Smoke training module

The Very Brief Advice and Secondhand Smoke modules are recommended for all health professionals.

The latest NCSCT Medications Course includes a documentary film on the part that stop smoking medications play in quit attempts and a chapter on very brief advice (VBA) for all health and social care professionals. The main body of the course uses film clips to model what stop smoking practitioners can do with, and say to, clients at pre-quit, quit date and post-quit appointments to maximise the effectiveness of medications.