This Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse course has been created with victims in mind and will inform learners about domestic violence and abuse, and how to support those experiencing it.
Domestic abuse affects millions of people in the UK each year. According to figures from the Crime Survey of England and Wales, 1.3 million women experienced domestic violence in the 12 months leading up to March 2016 alone. What's more, an average of two women a week are killed by their current or ex-partner in Britain.
Of course, it is not just women who are affected by domestic violence and abuse either, with the Office for National Statistics data showing that 700,000 male victims came forward in 2016.
The impact of domestic abuse can extend beyond the victim, affecting their children, future relationships and even their job. As a result, it is vital that awareness of domestic violence and abuse improves, so people know how to spot potential signs of it and are aware of the appropriate way to deal its fallout.
The Virtual College Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse course is appropriate for anyone who works closely with children or vulnerable adults. This could be social workers, teachers, healthcare staff or youth workers, for example.
Professionals who work closely with children, young people and other potentially vulnerable individuals need a good level of domestic abuse awareness so they are able to identify victims and help them to get out of the abusive situation. This is what our Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse course is designed to educate people about.
The Virtual College team worked closely with a subject matter expert with more than 30 years of experience supporting domestic violence victims to create the content of the course.
After taking this e-learning course, learners will be able to:
After completing this course, you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate, which you can print for your records. The course content has also been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.
This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.