Self-harm & Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Level 2 Certificate - MK College

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

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

What will I do?

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 comprised of four units:

Unit 1: Introduction to suicide and self-harm awareness

Unit 2: Recognising the signs of suicide and self-harm in individuals

Unit 3: The principles of suicide and self-harm prevention and Unit 4: Support for individuals when dealing with grief after suicide.

Course Highlights

  • Delivered via online distance learning allowing you to choose when and where you study
  • Engaging and interactive activities that stretch learners’ thinking and help put their new, extended knowledge into practice
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Personal tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

*Funding is subject to learners meeting set eligibility criteria; this may be discussed prior to the start of any course. Learners must be aged 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past three years. Please note that a withdrawal fee of £90 is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course.

What’s next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.

Is it for me?

Individuals who may find this course useful to their professional life include: teachers, mental health workers, crisis helpline volunteers, support workers, carers, individuals in a safeguarding role, parents or guardians, and others working with individuals who may be at increased risk of self-harm or suicide

This course is delivered online using our learning platform EQual. Students must have full use of either a PC, Laptop and will need full access to the Internet.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?

The course duration is 6 weeks and will requires approximately 4-6 hours of study per week plus the completion and submission of 4 online assessments during the course. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme within the allocated timescale.

WHAT KIND OF QUALIFICATION IS THIS?

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

This course requires the completion and passing of 4 short tutor marked online unit assessments.  Learners are allocated a course tutor who will mark assessments and are able to offer support through the online learning platform.

ARE THERE ANY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

All applicants must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course and have a good level of English skills to a minimum of Level One standard.

Applicants aged 19-23 are only eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but do need to meet the required standard of English skills.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.

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