- Course Code: UKVC21SUP
- Location: Online
- Duration: 3 hours
- Qualification: Suicide Prevention Certificate
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major devices and browsers
Suicide is a global issue.
It can be difficult to comprehend why people want to take their own life, but it is important to understand that many of them don’t. To them, it is the only way to escape from their pain – their only choice. Suicide, however, is preventable. There are other options. With the right education and knowledge to support, we can all make a difference in someone’s life. Spreading suicide awareness is the key to suicide prevention.
Whether you are concerned about a loved one and wish to learn more about how you can help, or whether you are worried about your own symptoms, or simply curious about how you can make a difference to someone who is struggling, this course can be beneficial for you. It includes details of how best to approach a difficult intervention conversation, and a list of support services, helplines and webchats that can help those in need.
In this course, you will learn:
- The common misconceptions and stigma that surrounds suicide and how this can present as a challenge to spreading suicide awareness
- The most common risk factors for suicide and warning signs that are important to recognise in order to prevent suicides
- The impact of social isolation and COVID-19 on mental health
Benefits of taking this course:
- Increase and further your understanding of suicide – including the risks and potential warning signs
- Gain knowledge on how to support vulnerable people in need of help
- It can open doors to further your education on the topic
- A basic understanding of some of the signs and symptoms that people considering suicide may present
- The different ways that these signs can show themselves
- How to recognise the patterns of behaviours that can suggest that something deeper is going on, and what to look for
How online learning can benefit you..
Who can take the Suicide Prevention Certificate course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Suicide Prevention Certificate course?We estimate that the course will take about 3 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.
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