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Self Harm & Suicide Awareness (Level 2)

Level 2

Self Harm & Suicide Awareness

About this course

The purpose of this qualification is to educate individuals in spotting the signs of self-harm and suicide and helping to prevent further harm by encouraging individuals to seek help. The qualification is designed to apply a range of circumstances, including upskilling individuals with a safeguarding responsibilities in workplaces such as:

  • HR professionals
  • Religious leaders
  • Community leaders
  • Line managers
  • Teachers
  • School support staff
  • Play workers
  • Counsellors


What you will learn

In order to achieve this qualification you must successfully complete 4 mandatory units:

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

Course requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, you may find it helpful if you have already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

  • This qualification is suitable for  anyone aged 19 and above.



Level 2 Certificate in Self Harm and Suicide Awareness & Prevention


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Assessment Methods

All units will be individually assessed using a range of methods which could include written assignments or tasks.

Sector Suitabilty

It may also be useful to anyone studying qualifications in the following sectors:

  • Childcare
  • Education
  • Adult Care

Progression Routes

Upon the successful completion of this short course, why not continue to study on one of these courses:

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