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Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention (Online)

  • LEVEL 2

Course Overview

This course is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their understanding and awareness of suicide and self-harm. The knowledge gained can be applied to a broad range of personal and professional situations. It may be useful to those individuals in a safeguarding role, parents or guardians, and others working with individuals who may be at increased risk of self-harm or suicide or professions such as teachers, mental health workers, crisis helpline volunteers, support workers. Safeguarding of learners emotional and physical wellbeing is taken exceptionally seriously. Some aspects covered can be upsetting for learners and, although every effort to include trigger warnings where appropriate, it is important to acknowledge that we cannot know or understand potential triggers for all learners. Our courses are designed to provide training and further knowledge and should not be undertaken as a form of non clinical therapeutic intervention or counselling.

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Entry Requirements

This is a fully online course and therefore internet access and a suitable device is required.
This is an adult funded course and therefore you wi...

Course information

Unit 1: Introduction to suicide and self-harm awareness
Unit 2: Recognising the signs of suicide and self-harm in individuals
Unit 3: The principles of suicide and self-harm prevention
Unit 4: Support for individuals when dealing with grief after suicide

On average 8-12 weeks. Maximum time allowed will be 16 weeks from the date you are first enrolled.

This remote online learning course allows you to study around your commitments and in a cost-effective way, studying on the go or in your own home and at a time that suits you. You will have the freedom to revisit areas of the course as little or as much as you like using online learning materials that you can study at your own pace. Support available from qualified tutors.

Online assessment.

TQUK accredited level 2 qualification (E-certificates upon achievement)

Nationally recognised qualification

Level 3

Level 2