Level 2 Self Harm & Suicide Awareness & Prevention Certificate

Level 2 Self Harm & Suicide Awareness & Prevention Certificate

Level 2 Self Harm & Suicide Awareness & Prevention Certificate

Level 2 Self Harm & Suicide Awareness & Prevention Certificate

Level 2 Self Harm & Suicide Awareness & Prevention Certificate

Part Time

Course Overview

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

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Introduction to suicide and self-harm awareness

  • Including definitions and triggers of self-harm and suicide and media and societal attitudes

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

  • Including, signs, feelings and behaviours and how to approach someone who may be self-harming or considering suicide 

Unit 3: The principles of suicide and self-harm prevention

  • Including understanding importance of support networks, communication and treatment options

Unit 4: Support for individuals when dealing with grief after suicide

  • Including understanding the role of prevention campaigns, coping strategies and the impact of grief following suicide

Entry Requirement

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.

In order to complete this distance learning course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:

  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 years old you must have already achieved a Level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and maths


  • Studying via Distance Learning means you can choose when and where you study.  
  • We recommended allowing a minimum of 3 to 4 hours per week to study this course in your own time.
  • You will be given submission dates for each unit to help you stay on track. and complete within the allocated timeframe.  
  • This course is available via online assessments with online learning material.

    Where does this course lead to

    These courses are great for continued professional development within an exsisting role and can also lead to employment or further study, for example:

    • Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness
    • Level 2 in Children & Young Peoples Mental Health
    • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
    • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
    • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

    How to Enrol

    To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below and complete an application.


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    Course Outline

    Course Code: MDFL115

    Study Mode: Part Time


    Duration: 25 Weeks

    Start Date: Anytime

    Day & Time: Flexible Learning

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