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An Awareness of Domestic Violence including the Impact on Children and Young People

This virtual learning course allows you to learn at your own pace, using your own computer, completing the course online at your own convenience. You do not need to attend any classes, and you can print your own qualification off after you have successfully completed the course.


Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Course Info

On average, survivors of domestic violence contact 11 agencies before obtaining the help they need.

On average, a woman is assaulted at least 35 times before she reports an assault to the police.

Domestic violence is equally prevalent among all income groups and among people from all ethnic groups.

Women who have experienced domestic violence are 15 times more likely to abuse alcohol, 9 times more likely to abuse drugs, 3 times more likely to be diagnosed as depressed or psychotic and 5 times more likely to attempt suicide.

Considering these statistics, this e-learning course is suitable for any worker who is in regular contact or works regularly with children, young people and their families. The course will raise your awareness of the issues surrounding domestic violence particularly for those workers that come into contact with survivors.

On completion of this Virtual College course learners will be able to:

  • Explain what domestic violence is and who is most at risk
  • Recognise the difference between the facts and myths surrounding domestic violence
  • Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence
  • Explain the impact of domestic violence on the unborn child, children and young people
  • Classify the behaviours displayed by a perpetrator
  • Identify positive and negative ways to support cases of domestic violence
  • Outline how the victim may feel
  • Interpret domestic violence statistics
  • Describe best practices
  • Identify the “dos and don’t’s” of assisting in a domestic violence case
  • Recognise when and where to get help


The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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