Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

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 will provide a knowledge and understanding of how adverse circumstances can have a negative impact on anyone’s life, but children and young people are particularly vulnerable.

They might face difficult circumstances such as the death or divorce of parents, domestic violence, or national and international disasters. These types of adverse childhood experiences can have an impact on their development and mental health, which may continue into adulthood and affect their life chances. This fully online adverse childhood experiences course will give you the skills needed to support children and young people affected by adverse experiences. You will gain insight into how to strengthen their resilience and empower them to overcome the challenges they face.

There are 3 units in this course including:

  • Exploring childhood and family structures
  • Introduction to adverse childhood experiences
  • Understand strategies to improve outcomes for children affected by adverse childhood experiences

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, you will be emailed with a login to access the course and assessments

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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