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Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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    Anytime

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This course is aimed at those wanting to improve their understanding and awareness of suicide and self-harm. The course content is not sector-specific, however the knowledge gained can be applied to a broad range of professional and personal situations.

This course may be of particular interest to those within the following professions: teachers, mental health workers, crisis helpline volunteers, individuals in safeguarding roles or anyone working with individuals who may be at an increased risk of self-harm or suicide. It may also provide valuable information for parents or guardians.

Throughout the course you will study the following:

  • Introduction to suicide and self-harm awareness
  • Recognising the signs of suicide and self-harm in individuals
  • The principles of suicide and self-harm prevention
  • Support for individuals when dealing with grief after suicide

It has the added benefit of being a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification and demonstrates your competency to employers and can be used to update and continue your professional development, (CPD).

What will I do?

You will study:

Unit 1

  • 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 towards self-harm and suicide

Unit 2

  • 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

  • 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

  • Section 1: Understand the role of suicide prevention campaigns
  • Section 2:Understand the importance of encouraging health 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

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact distancelearning@boston.ac.uk to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning courses can be studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

They are designed for independent study, and you do not have to attend any sessions, however your assigned tutor will provide you with support and guidance throughout your course. To ensure that you keep on track and meet the deadlines it is suggested that you undertake 5-10 hours study per week.

This course can only be studied via any of the below methods:

  • Fully online learning and assessment

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of ยฃ85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Yong Peopleโ€™s Mental Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click โ€˜Apply for this courseโ€™ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

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