Distance Learning Courses

Understanding Domestic Abuse Certificate

Course Overview

  • Campuses

  • Qualification

    Distance Learning Courses
  • Subject

    Health, Childcare and Education
  • Duration

    10-12 weeks
  • Age


Course Fees

Important note about fees: Many adults pay no or low fees, depending on their circumstances.

Entry requirements

Eligibility criteria:

- Age 19+
- Lived in the EU for 3 years.


The annual Crime Survey estimates that almost 2.5 Million adults experience domestic abuse each year. In addition, one in five children witness or experience domestic abuse in their childhood.

Although it is often an under reported crime, with most cases of domestic abuse kept hidden. The new Domestic Abuse Act 2021 makes prosecuting domestic abuse more straightforward, and offersmore protection to those who are being abused, but cases still need to be identified and responses need to be effective.

This course covers four units

  • Unit 1: Understand Domestic Abuse
  • Unit 2 : Understand the signs and risk factors associated with domestic abuse
  • Unit 3: Understand the impact of domestic abuse on an individual
  • Unit 4: Understand policy, response and intervention in relation to domestic abuse

This qualification is for anyone who has a responsibility to respond to domestic abuse or supportthose experiencing domestic abuse.

This includes employers, teachers, health and social care workers and anyone involved in safeguarding vulnerable adults, children or young people.

  • Assessment Criteria

    You will learn:

    - Unit 1 – Introduction to Autism;
    - Unit 2 – Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism;
    - Unit 3 – Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism;
    - Unit 4 – Sensory Processing, Perception And Cognition in Individuals with Autism;
    - Unit 5 – Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism;
    - Unit 6 – Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives.

    As part of your registration process for online learning you will have to attend a short induction to provide evidence of your eligibility. You will not have to attend an interview.

Further information

Learner Benefits:

- Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification;
- Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism;
- Further your personal and professional development;
- Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed;
- Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.

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