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Anti-Doping and Substance Use in Sport

Level 3

Marathon Sports offers a range of online learning courses for the active learning and leisure sector.  Our courses are aimed at elite athletes as well as those sports minded individuals who take their sport seriously and are looking to meet their potential.  Devised by specialists within the sports sector.

You do not need to hold any specific qualifications to access our courses; however you do need

to be 16 years of age to register for the qualifications.

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Anti-Doping & Substance Use 
in Sport

Duration: 15 hours
Cost £35.00


Level 3


Welcome to this Level 3 Course on Doping and Substance use in Sport. 

In this course you will gain a greater understanding of your anti-doping roles and responsibilities. You will learn how to use anti-doping tools to help stay clean in- and out-of-competition and understand the consequences associated with the use of performance enhancing substances. Learn how to be vigilant in identifying doping risks associated with the use of performance enhancing substances and critically appraise the need to use performance enhancing substances. You will also learn to recognise that you are solely responsible for your own decisions regarding substance use. 



This training course has been designed with the following key areas, there are six units for you to follow. 

We will look at what doping is and its history and how organisations can detect athletes that are doping.  We look at the health risks and associated social and financial risks of doping and the risks associated with sport supplements. as an athlete and then we will learn about depression, anxiety, addictions and disordered eating. We particularly look at the cross contamination of banned substances as well as the influence the placebo effect has how well substances improve performance.

•      Fully online course and assessment - no time limits

•      Designed by a Qualified Sports Psychologist

•      Full audio Voice Over

•      Approximate duration: 15 hours          

•      On completion a pdf Certificate is emailed

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, learners will;

  • Gain a greater understanding of the anti-doping roles and responsibilities

  • Understand Doping Control Procedures

  • Understand the consequences associated with the use of Performance Enhancing Substances

  • Be able to identify the doping risks associated with the use of sport supplements

  • Critically appraise the need to use performance enhancing substances and the role of the placebo effect on sport performance

  • Recognise the impact performance enhancing substance use decisions have on your emotions


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 70%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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On successful completion of the course a quality assured certificate is issued via email.  This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years.

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