Is this the course for you?
It’s a sad fact of life that one in five children and young people will experience bullying in their lives*, and that young learners who are subject to bullying are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, lower academic achievement, and dropping out of school.
This nationally-recognised qualification will develop your understanding of bullying, including how to recognise that bullying is taking place and how to take action to stop it. The course covers the definitions of bullying and cyber bullying, legislation that relates to bullying, the effects of bullying on children and young people, and how to act when bullying is identified.
The Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People is split into manageable study units, and will develop your knowledge and understanding in four key areas:
- Unit 1: Principles of bullying
- Unit 2: Recognising bullying in children and young people
- Unit 3: Action to be taken when a child or young person is being bullied
- Unit 4: Understand government guidelines for bullying
Whether you’re currently working with, or intend to work with, children and young people; or if you simply want to better understand the causes, effects, and warning signs of bullying and learn how to better combat it; this course can give you increased awareness and confidence to complement a personal, professional or voluntary role working with children and young people, or be used to update and advance your continuing professional development (CPD).
Please note: The course focuses entirely on children and young people, and is not relevant to anyone interested in an awareness of bullying in adults.
This is an online course taught over 10-15 weeks, meaning you can choose when and where you study, so it offers you the flexibility to fit your studies around your existing work, study, or home-life commitments.
*Ditch the Label, The Annual Bullying Survey 2019
What modules will you do?
Unit 1: Principles of bullying
- What is meant by bullying
- Key features of what behaviour is considered bullying
- What is meant by cyber bullying
- Bullying in context
- The short and long-term effects of bullying
- Discrimination Unit 2: Recognising bullying in children and young people
- Individuals who may be at risk of bullying
- The signs that a child or young person may be being bullied
- Why children or young people bully Unit 3: Action to be taken when a child or young person is being bullied
- How to support a child or young person who is being bullied
- How to approach the potential bully Unit 4: Understand government guidelines for bullying
- The Equality Act 2010
- Government and Ofsted guidance on tackling bullying
- Policies and procedures for bullying
What do you need to apply?
4 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade D or 3 or above
Level 1 vocational qualification
Level 1 qualification in English
Additional Information: If you do not hold a suitable Level 1 qualification, or cannot provide evidence of one, you may still be able to enrol on this course following an initial assessment to test your level of literacy in English.
How will you be assessed?
This course can be completed fully online, or via paper-based learning. Both options are assessed via online tests and assessments.
Where can this course take you?
This course is suitable if you are already working with children or young people in an educational or care-based setting; are looking to find employment in a number of teaching, care, voluntary, community, or support-based roles; or simply wish to increase your understanding and awareness of bullying for personal reasons. It can also give you the opportunity to increase your career options through further study.
After successfully passing the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People, you may wish to consider further expanding your knowledge and skills on another of our Level 2 online courses:
- Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values (TQUK)
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties (NCFE)
- Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities (NCFE)