WayPoint Training


Waypoint (formerly known as SASS Training) has a proven track record for high quality vocational training that promotes excellence in working with a range of vulnerable groups, including drug and alcohol users. We offer training because it helps to further our aim of improving the well-being of these groups and to promote excellence in drug and alcohol work.

Our approach to substance use is that it serves a function in people’s lives. However, drugs and alcohol can impact negatively on well-being and, as such, a person in recovery is taking active steps towards the goal of improving well-being. We aim to help people work towards their own goals and improve well-being in relation to their substance use.

Our approach to training is participative and builds on learners' understanding and skills. We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and rights in all our work.

Our professionally qualified and experienced trainers have backgrounds in the social care sector, including drugs and alcohol work, counselling, nursing, housing services and criminal justice. Our commitment to continuous improvement drives us to learn from the diverse range of organisations we work with. We always share this good practice in our training for the benefit of our customers and their service users.

Quality:We are committed to the highest quality in training provision and in order to ensure these quality standards, Waypoint engages in a process of continuous improvement. This includes:

  • Being subject to inspection by Ofsted
  • Actively seeking feedback in order to improve and develop courses
  • Peer observation of teaching and learning to develop trainer skills
  • Reflecting on practice and engaging in continuing professional development