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


‘From the outset, I have been immensely impressed with the Distance Learning team and the College as a provider. From the application process and telephone interview, the process has been extremely smooth and professional. Learning resources were provided very promptly and my tutor made contact quickly to provide me with details of how to get in touch for support’

– Chris, Understanding Mental Health Level 2 Distance Learning

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