The suicide rate for men in England and Wales is at its highest rate in two decades. With an ‘alarming’ rise in self-harm also reported in England, it is clear that raising awareness and support around these issues is vital.
The Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention qualification has been designed to examine all areas surrounding these sensitive topics. Learners will discover how to recognise the signs of self-harm and suicidal thoughts, as well as how to approach an individual they believe is experiencing this. They will look at managing and minimising self-harm risk, and finally, how to support individuals dealing with grief after suicide.
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
This course can create a long-standing career pathway within the mental health care sector and increase your awareness of self-harm and suicide and be able to better support individuals on both a personal and professional level.
The engaging and interactive activities will stretch your thinking and help put your new, extended knowledge into practice
This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study and you will gain a nationally recognised qualification.
Study enhances both your personal skills and professional development.
Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure that they have the support needed to succeed.
How to apply for this course
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Course code: C036896 / Q036897
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention
You will study this course at your own pace, but it must be completed within 12 weeks. You will receive an automated email reminding you of when you need to complete your assignment.
There are no entry requirements for this course but you must be aged 19 or over.
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You will be assessed through an online portfolio.
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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.
The tuition fee is funded in full* by the government, but you must submit information when you enrol to qualify. You can find out what information you need to submit here.
*If you are a 19-23 year old without a prior Level 2 qualification, this course will not be funded. Please contact the enquiries team to discuss all available options for you.