Certificate in self harm, suicide awareness & prevention (RQF)


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Certificate in self harm, suicide awareness & prevention (RQF)

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

  • HR professionals
  • Safeguarding leads (as required by Ofsted)
  • Community leaders
  • Line Managers
  • Teachers
  • School support staff
  • Play workers
  • Counsellors

This qualification is also designed to educate individuals of all ages; increasing knowledge and encouraging conversation in all aspects of society that could prevent individuals hurting themselves or deaths by suicide. This qualification is designed to reach many individuals to try and combat the rising rate of self-harm and suicide in our society.

The course is made of up the following 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 dealing with grief after suicide


  • The learner must be 19+ as of past August
  • Must hold level 1 qualification (any discipline)
  • Not currently on an apprenticeship programme
  • Lived in the UK past 3 years
  • Access to computer/laptop (mobile phone platform not suitable)
  • Any employment status


  • Course duration between 6 – 26 weeks
  • Guided learning hours for this qualification is 106
  • Flexible working – complete at a time and date to suit learner


  • Upon completion, learner receives Level 2 accredited certificate


  • £449 + VAT
  • You could be eligible for government funding of this course, meaning it won’t cost you anything. Please check your eligibility in our online checker (please format with a space i.e B97 4DL):


Due to certain areas being part of the devolved Adult Education Budget, we are unable to offer full funding of this course to all areas. To check whether you are eligible for a fully-funded course, please enter your home postcode above. This has to be where you live rather than your place of work. Our online checker will then show you whether you are eligible for full funding or not.

If you are not eligible for full funding, we can still offer you the course at the cost stated above. Please contact us for further details.

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