Understanding Domestic Abuse Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Unit 1: Understand Domestic Abuse

The learner will:

  • Understand the term ‘domestic abuse’
  • Know the prevalence of domestic abuse
  • Understand misconceptions surrounding domestic abuse
  • Understand how national policy and strategy in relation to domestic abuse has changed over time

Unit 2: Understand the signs and risk factors associated with domestic abuse

The learner will:

  • Understand signs of domestic abuse
  • Understand factors that may contribute to the risk of domestic abuse
  • Understand why domestic abuse is not always disclosed or reported

Unit 3: Understand the impact of domestic abuse

The learner will:

  • Understand the impact of domestic abuse on an individual
  • Understand the impact of domestic abuse on children
  • Understand the impact of domestic abuse on family members
  • Understand transition in domestic abuse
  • Understand the economic and social cost of domestic abuse

Unit 4: Understand policy, response and intervention in relation to domestic abuse

The learner will:

  • Know about legislation and government responses to domestic abuse
  • Understand how to respond if domestic abuse or harm is disclosed, suspected, or alleged
  • Know about the support available to survivors of domestic abuse
  • Know how to access support services available to those experiencing domestic abuse
  • Understand potential barriers to accessing information and support
  • Understand the importance of multi-agency approaches in relation to domestic abuse
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of domestic abuse
  • Know about support available to perpetrators of domestic abuse

Assessment Methods

Assessment are due at the end of each unit.

Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning.

A certificate will be awareded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Understanding Domestic Abuse Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years old or over as of 31 August in the current
    academic year.

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a postal code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley,
    Greater London Authority (GLA), West Yorkshire Combined Authority, West

  • If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any
    subject (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three.
    AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ
    Intermediate, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).

  • If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the

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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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