Supporting Teenagers and Young People

Teenagers and young people may be vulnerable to relationship abuse, substance misuse, and teenage pregnancy, those working with them need to give the right information help and support, this is how our online training course can help. Our Supporting Teenagers and Young People training uses a multimedia approach to engage the learner including videos and scenarios which develop skills and knowledge in many different areas.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 3-4 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 4 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Our training covers a wide range of topics to help provide those who work with children or young adults the information they need to help and support young people who are vulnerable to abuse or neglect.

This course is designed to give information and guidance to those working with teenagers and young people who may be vulnerable to relationship abuse, substance misuse, and teenage pregnancy. 

This course uses a multimedia approach to engage the learner including videos and scenarios to allow professionals to develop their knowledge and skills.

A wide range of topics are covered throughout this supporting teenagers training including:

  • Definition of teenage relationship abuse and the types of abuse: sexual, coercive control, financial, emotional, physical 
  • Risk factors and protective factors
  • How to help young people in abusive relationships 
  • Factors associated with bullying, including locations 
  • Characteristics of perpetrator including types of adult bullies and children who bully – bullies, indicators, victims 
  • Types of bullying, including homophobic bullying and that of young people with learning disabilities, and the bullying cycle 
  • The relationship between bullying and suicide 
  • Definitions of substance misuse and addiction 
  • Young people and alcohol and drug treatment, referral routes into specialist treatment 
  • The misuse of substances, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, and cannabis 
  • What to do if you have concerns regarding substance misuse 
  • The risks, impact and prevention of teenage pregnancy
  • Supporting young people in reducing teenage pregnancy rates
  • Legislation relating to teenage relationship abuse, bullying, and substance misuse

This teenager support course uses immersive real-world scenarios to help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life. These real-world scenarios and the supporting cases studies will enable learners to see how their training can apply to them in their role. A key aim of this training is to provide learners with strong context to the training so they can easily relate to the situations presented to them within the training.

What training can I do next?

If you are a professional working with teenagers and young people we have a wide range of accredited online safeguarding courses perfect for you.

These include Safeguarding Children Level 2, Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 3.

You will learn

  • The definition of what teenage relationship abuse is and the different forms of abuse within intimate relationships
  • Explain what you need to do if you have concerns about a child or teenager
  • Identify what is meant by bullying and the ‘bullying cycle’ and who is at risk
  • Know the different types of substances which young people might abuse and the effects of these substances on young people’s physical and mental health
  • Understand why young people might misuse substances and the factors that make them vulnerable
  • Identify the risk factors for teenage pregnancy and the impact of teenage pregnancy on the outcomes for young people
  • Outline support for young people to prevent unplanned pregnancy

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Social workers
  • Volunteers
  • Safeguarding teams

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    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.

  • Take the course

    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 physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.