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Level 2 Certificate in Self Harm, Suicide Awareness and Prevention (Free* if aged 19 or over)

This qualification examines all areas surrounding these sensitive topics. Learners will discover how to recognise the signs of self-harm and suicidal thoughts, how to approach an individual they believe is experiencing this, how to manage and minimise self-harm risk, and how to support individuals dealing with grief after suicide.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 16
Hours: 4.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £724
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Course Information for Students

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 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.

You will need to be 19 or over to complete this course.

This course is split into four manageable units:
Unit 1: Introduction to suicide and self-harm awareness
Unit 2: Recognising the signs of suicide and self-harm in individuals
Unit 3: Principles of suicide and self-harm prevention
Unit 4: Support for individuals when dealing with grief after suicide

You will learn online through distance learning.

You will need access to a laptop.

You will be assessed through our online platform.

You can complete another free Level 2 course or we have a range of Level 3 – and above – adult learning opportunities. 

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Course Information Last Updated On: January 11, 2024 9:55 am