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Level 2 Certificate in Self Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention TQUK – Online

This qualification is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their understanding and awareness of suicide and self-harm. 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 self-harm training 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.

Please note: This qualification contains sensitive content that may be upsetting or potentially triggering, to some individuals, so please make sure you understand the implications of this before registering on this qualification.

All of our distance learning courses are completed online, so there is no need for any personal attendance in college, however you can always attend college if you feel you need this.

You will complete assessments by answering questions and submitting them to your tutor via the online learning platform.

You will be given full written feedback on your assessments within 5 working days.

Your tutor is available by email, or Mobile Phone during office hours if you need support with your studies.

To study the courses, you need to have a suitable device such as a laptop, a desktop computer, or a tablet such as an iPad. You also need access to the internet.

Please note: It is not possible to complete the courses on a mobile phone as they are not compatible with our learning platform.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from TQUK awarding body, confirming your achievement.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 2

  • Delivery

    Distance / Online

  • Duration

    12 Weeks

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To achieve this qualification, you need to achieve all 4 units.

  1. Introduction to suicide and self-harm awareness (H/618/1350)
  2. Recognising the signs of suicide and self-harm in individuals (M/618/1352)
  3. The principles of suicide and self-harm prevention (K/618/1351)
  4. Support for individuals when dealing with grief after suicide (T/618/1353)

Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by NCFE External Quality Assurance Consultants (EQACs).

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however you must:

  • Currently live in England
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study
  • be aged 19+
  • Not be on an apprenticeship

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 2 Award in Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling

Course Career Prospects

This course is ideal for someone looking to or is already working in a variety of sectors, like healthcare, or social care.

  • Social Worker (£23,500 to £45,000)
  • Mental Health Practitioner (£30,500 to £40,000)
  • Mental Health Technician (£37,500 to £44,000)

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


Fully Funded.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.


Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details