Level 2 Certificate in Self Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Free online course provided by West College Scotland, a Further and Higher Education College with campuses and learning centres based in Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley.


West College Scotland, Scotland (Online)

This course is available on the West College Scotland website.


This course is for those who wish to improve their understand and awareness of suicide and self-harm. The knowledge gained will cover a wide range of personal and professional situations. Although not sector specific it may be useful for those working in areas as teaching, mental health, volunteer, support workers and helplines. It may also benefit individuals in safeguarding roles, parents or guardians and others working with individual who me be at increased risk of self-harm or suicide.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Triggers which might cause someone to self-harm or attempt suicide
  • Understand media and societal attitudes to self-harm and suicide
  • Recognising signs of suicide and self-harm in individuals
  • Understand the role of conversation in prevention of self-harm and suicide
  • Support for individuals when dealing with grief after suicide

This is a marked course which requires short essay style answers to allow your assigned marker to be able to identify that you have understood the skills and knowledge to meet the awarding body standards. 

This is a fully online course and access to the materials and Assessments will be emailed to you.

About West College Scotland

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West College Scotland is a Further and Higher Education College with campuses and learning centres based in Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley.

West College Scotland have courses for all ages and abilities, with a wide range of full-time, part-time and training and development courses. Online Learning with West College Scotland gives you the flexibility to study in a way that suits your lifestyle and commitments.

For twenty years, West College Scotland has pioneered Online Learning in Scottish education. They offer a wide range of courses which you can study in a way which suits you. You might be in a job and looking to improve your qualifications or you may want to study in your leisure time.

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