Certificate in Self harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention (RQF)

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About this course

This qualification is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their understanding and awareness of suicide and self-harm.

⚡️  Free of charge - this course is fully-funded by the government as long as you've lived in the UK for three years and are aged 19+

💻  Start this course as soon as you're ready - no need to wait for a new term to begin

👨🏻‍🎓  Nationally-recognised and accredited qualification

👍🏽  Get support from our in-house team at Farnborough College of Technology

📆  Option to complete the course faster by putting in extra time

🧾  Boost your CV and job applications straight away

⭐️  Option to pay for the course if you're not eligible for fully-funded option

What will I study?

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 be provided with the learning materials either online and you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor who will give you guidance and feedback on the course as you complete it. This course takes between 2 to 6 months to complete.

Course Availability

Apply online for this course and start making progress straightaway. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Studies Include

What modules are covered?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention.

Mandatory 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

Progression

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification. However, learners might find it useful if they have already completed a Level 1 qualification.

Due to government funding these courses are available free of charge; subject to the learners meeting the set eligibility. You must have lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years and be over 19 years old. There may be a fee should you withdraw from the course.

What are the advantages of learning online with us?
Study with an Ofsted Outstanding College ​​
Your journey to personal development is in great hands. As an Ofsted outstanding college, our experience helps support learners to gain qualifications and progress into all different kinds of industries.
Study in your own time and at your own pace ​
Although assignments will have deadlines, you could study in the morning, during a lunch break or in the middle of the night - the choice is yours.
Boost your self-esteem and confidence ​​
​Achieving a new qualification can help give you the confidence needed to aim for a promotion or to apply for a new job.
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