Improve your understanding and awareness of suicide and self-harm. The knowledge you will gain is not sector-specific, so it can be applied to a broad range of personal and professional situations. You may find this self-harm training course useful to your professional life if you are a teacher, mental health worker, crisis helpline volunteer, support worker, or if you are in a safeguarding role, parent or guardian, and/or working with individuals who may be at increased risk of self-harm or suicide.

  • Description
    • Unit 1: Introduction to suicide and self-harm awareness Throughout this unit you will learn to Understand what is meant by self-harm and suicide, Understand the triggers which might cause someone to self-harm or attempt suicide.Understand media and societal attitudes to self-harm and suicide.
    • Unit 2: Recognising the signs of suicide and self-harm in individuals. Explore the Signs, thoughts, feelings and behaviour and Understand how to initially approach someone who may be self-harming or considering suicide.
    • Unit 3: The principles of suicide and self-harm prevention Understand the role of conversation in the prevention of self-harm and suicide, Understand the importance of family and friend support in the prevention of self-harm and suicide. Learn 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. You'll develop an understanding of the role of suicide prevention campaigns. Understand the importance of encouraging healthy coping strategies. Develop an understanding grief following suicide and the impact it can have on individuals. Understand the reach of grief following suicide and Understand the importance of support for those affected by grief following suicide.

    Study Online courses allow you to complete your study from the comfort of your own home, in your own time. A specialist tutor will be assigned to you for the duration of your course and will provide individual support and guidance.

    The course begins with an initial induction phone call, after which you will be issued access to the online learning platform to start your course. Regular access to a computer and a stable internet connection is essential. Public areas such as your local library can allow you access to a computer and internet, should you not have access to your own.

  • Entry Requirements

    This is an online course for adults aged 19+ and funding is based on your location. You can apply if you are aged 19+ and have lived in the UK for the last three years. Ages 19 to 23: you are eligible for free courses if you have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent (5 or more GCSEs at grade 9/A* to 4/C) Ages 24+: Our Level 2 Study Online programmes are free to UK Nationals regardless of previous qualifications.

    A basic level of numeracy and literacy is required with general computer skills to for navigating the Online Learning Platform.

  • Qualification

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

  • Progression

    By undertaking this course, you will be able to further your own continuous professional development, which may improve your career prospects.

  • Assessment

    You will complete an assessment at the end of each module/unit. These assessments are tutor marked, internally moderated and then moderated by the awarding body.

  • Home Study

    Study will be home-based and at your discretion within the timeframe stipulated by tutor.

  • Work Placement

    You do not have to work in this sector to complete the course.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    Our Level 2 Study Online programmes are available for FREE to UK nationals aged 19 and over. Subject to meeting the entry and funding criteria.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
TQ/SHSP 232401 Flexible Start - £0

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