Level 2 Certificate in Self-harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention (EQUAL)

Course Overview

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 responsibilities in a range of workplace and community settings.

The 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 to combat the rising rate of self-harm and suicide.

What Will I Learn and How Will I be Learning?

You will be completing work in relation to each unit, which a range of activities and questioning to allow you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding. You will complete this online using the online platform.

Entry Requirements

In order to attend the course, learners should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English at Level 1 and above. Learners will also need a good level of IT skills to be able to access and navigate the learning platform and keep in contact with their personal tutor.

Learners will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet device with access to the internet. 

The setup of this course enables learners to study independently and flexibly at times convenient to them.

All learners will need to enrol online prior to any course starting through the online enrolment portal.

What Can I Do Next?

Following completion of this course the following progression option(s) are available:

Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2

Certificate in Mental Health Awareness Level 2

Award in Substance Misuse Level 2

Certificate in Counselling Level 2

Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care Level 2

Certificate in Understanding Common Health Conditions Level 2

For general information about other courses check out the website www.lal.ac.uk

Additional Information

The Additional Learning Support Team work across college supporting students with a variety of learning needs in different ways.  Support can be requested at enrolment or at any point throughout your course. For more information about ALS or for support with booking on a course telephone 0333 0031717.

What happens next

Once you’ve enrolled onto an online course, your tutor will get in touch with you ahead of your course start date to discuss how to access your online programme and will provide support with this process, where required.


Please note that our courses are eligible for adults aged 19+ who live in Lancashire. Find out more here.

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