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Online Learning in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention - Level 2 TQUK

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Mode of Study: Online Learning
Level: 2
Duration: 12 weeks
Awarding/validation body:  TQUK

Please note, this course can only be funded for non- Greater London residents. Typically, learners who meet this criteria will have postcodes outside of this catchment area- gla_postcode_map_a3_map1.pdf (


If you are unsure if you are a non-GLA resident do not hesitate to contact the admissions department by calling 02087605934 or emailing

Course Overview
Course Overview
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 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.

Course Highlights

Course Highlights:

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

Career Opportunities & Further Study
Career Opportunities & Further Study
This qualification is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their understanding and awareness of suicide and self-harm. 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 assessed throughout your study by a series of assessment questions which are built into the course. Your answers are automatically saved and are available for you to revise and edit at any point before submission. You submit your assessment answers to your Tutor for marking, who will give you feedback on each question.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.

Why choose distance learning?
Gain a nationally recognised qualification.
Access to an award-winning e-learning platform.
Create a long-standing career pathway within the mental health care sector.
Increase your awareness of self-harm and suicide and be able to better support individuals on both a personal and professional level.
Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development.
This is course is delivered via online learning, each unit will have a set deadline allowing you to plan your study time to fit in with these dates.
Learners will receive high level support from their personal tutor.
The allotted time for completion of this course is 3 months.

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