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Distance Learning

Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Subject Area
Health & Social Care
Start Date
Variable
Study Mode
Part-time
Duration
8 to 12 weeks on average

This qualification is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their understanding and awareness of suicide and self-harm. The knowledge individuals will gain is not sector-specific but can be applied to a broad range of personal and professional situations.

Individuals who may find this self-harm training course useful to their professional life include: Teachers, Mental Health Workers, Crisis Helpline Volunteers, Support Workers, individuals in a safeguarding role, parents or guardians, and others working with individuals who may be at increased risk of self-harm or suicide.

Free to study*

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Course units

Unit 1: Introduction to Suicide and Self-harm Awareness

Section 1: Understand what is meant by self-harm and suicide

Section 2: Understand the triggers which might cause someone to self-harm or attempt suicide

Section 3: Understand media and societal attitudes to self-harm and suicide

Unit 2: Recognising the Signs of Suicide and Self-harm in Individuals

Section 1: Signs, thoughts, feelings and behaviour

Section 2: Understand how to initially approach someone who may be self-harming or considering suicide

Unit 3: The Principles of Suicide and Self-harm Prevention

Section 1: Understand the role of conversation in the prevention of self-harm and suicide

Section 2: Understand the importance of family and friend support in the prevention of self-harm and suicide

Section 3: Know support and treatment options available to individuals and families in relation to self-harm and suicide

Unit 4: Support for Individuals when Dealing with Grief after Suicide

Section 1: Understand the role of suicide prevention campaigns

Section 2: Understand the importance of encouraging healthy coping strategies

Section 3: Understanding grief following suicide and the impact it can have on individuals

Section 4: Understand the reach of grief following suicide

Section 5: Understand the importance of support for those affected by grief following suicide

Additional information

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.

Course length & timescale

8 to 12 weeks on average.

Course fees

*Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study these courses for free, however, please contact us if you’re aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full Level 2 qualification (five GCSEs grade 9-4/A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.

If you need help or support with any of our online distance learning courses please call us on 01904 770827 to speak to one of our Online Learning Coordinators.

Qualification outcome

Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention.

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