Understanding Domestic Abuse
Type: Distance Learning
Subject: Distance Learning
Start Date: 03 July 2023
What will I need
You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.
Entry is at the discretion of the Centre. However, learners should be aged at
least 16 to undertake the qualification.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this
qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they've already achieved
a Level 1 qualification.
For more information contact Jobsmart on:
Tel: 01733 863068
Up to 16 weeks
Who is it for
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 offers more protection to those who are being abused, but
cases still need to be identified and responses need to be effective.
This qualification is for anyone who has a responsibility to respond to
domestic abuse or support those experiencing domestic abuse. This includes
employers, teachers, health and social care workers and anyone involved in
safeguarding vulnerable adults, children or young people.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and
Interview Skills Assessment
You will be assessed via an online portfolio of written work
What is covered
This qualification is designed to increase learners' awareness and
understanding of domestic abuse and its impact. The need for education and
training across sectors to enable identification of abuse, allocation of support
and referral is a recurring theme within regional domestic abuse strategies.
Awareness of domestic abuse and its impact is important for those working in
a wide range of sectors such as healthcare, social care, childcare, education,
and housing. There is a need to understand the issues, report on those who may
be at risk and support signposting to relevant services.
What can this course lead to
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
– Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
– Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
– Level 3 Award in Skills for Workplace Health Champions
– Level 3 Award in STEPS Towards Suicide Reduction
– Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care
– Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care
– Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
– Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social