Self Harm: Care Assistant Training


The Self Harm: Care Assistant Training is for anyone who works with or has regular contact with, children and young people. It explains the common reasons why a young person might self-harm and how to respond when you suspect somebody is self-harming.

Course description

This course is designed to remove myths and misunderstandings, enabling you to understand, help and support young people who self-harm. You’ll understand self-harm and develop practical strategies to boost children and young people’s resilience, enabling you to provide effective support for people who need help. You will explore topics like risk factors, the common reasons why somebody might self-harm, and how to respond to any young person who you suspect may be self-harming.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Self Harm: Care Assistant Training is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Self-Harm
Module 1: What is Self-Harm? 00:10:00
Module 2: The Self-Harm Cycle 00:15:00
Module 3: Who Self-Harm & Why They Do It 00:20:00
Module 4: Treatment and Coping 00:10:00
Module 5: Common Myths About Self-Harm 00:10:00
Short-term Management and Prevention of Recurrence of Self-harm
Module 6: Issues for All Services and Healthcare Professionals 00:15:00
Module 7: The Management of Self-Harm in Primary Care 00:10:00
Module 8: The Assessment and Initial Management of Self-Harm by Ambulance Services 00:10:00
Module 9: The Treatment and Management of Self-Harm in Emergency Departments 00:10:00
Module 10: Medical and Surgical Management of Self-Harm 00:20:00
Module 11: Advice for People who Repeatedly Self-Harm 00:10:00
Module 12: Referral, Admission and Discharge Following Self-Harm 00:15:00
Long-Term Management of Self-Harm
Module 13: General Principles of Care 00:15:00
Module 14: Primary Care & Assessments 00:15:00
Module 15: Longer-Term Treatment and Management of Self-Harm 00:10:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Self Harm: Care Assistant Training 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Self Harm: Care Assistant Training 00:20:00

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