Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)
This course enables learners to develop a knowledge and understanding of bullying, including how to recognise that
bullying is taking place and how to take action to stop it. This qualification 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 content of the course focuses entirely on children and young people and is not relevant to
anyone interested in an awareness of bullying in adults.
Whilst this is a standalone course, there are two areas that this would be relevant to and there are other courses that could be considered in conjunction with this course:
Children & Education: For learners who are interested in working with children and young people, you could also study our Level 2 in Caring for Children & Young People and/or Level 2 Supporting Teaching & Learning.
On enrolment, please advise us of your chosen pathway and we will be able to advise you on other courses.
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop knowledge and understanding of understanding of bullying in
children and young people. It is also is designed for learners wishing to progress to a wide range of further learning and job roles such as nursery staff, teachers, health/social workers across health and social care, children and young people, nursing, public services and education and training.
You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate
commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials and resources.
How is the course delivered?
Learners work through the course materials for the programme through distance learning, therefore, there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification.
The content of this qualification include:
Unit 01: Principles of bullying
• Section 1: What is meant by bullying
• Section 2: Key features of what behaviour is considered bullying
• Section 3: What is meant by cyber bullying
• Section 4: Bullying in context
• Section 5: The short and long-term effects of bullying
• Section 6: Discrimination.
Unit 2: Recognising bullying in children and young people
• Section 1: Individuals who may be at risk of bullying
• Section 2: The signs that a child or young person may be being bullied
• Section 3: Why children or young people bully
Unit 3: Action to be taken when a child or young person is being bullied
• Section 1: How to support a child or young person who is being bullied
• Section 2: How to approach the potential bully.
Unit 4: Understand government guidelines for bullying
• Section 1: The Equality Act 2010
• Section 2: Government and Ofsted guidance on tackling bullying
• Section 3: Policies and procedures for bullying.
Successful completion of this course will award you with a qualification in its own right. It will however also provide a
sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications including Level 2 in Support Work in Schools & Colleges, Supporting Teaching and Learning, Caring for Children & Young People, Counselling Skills. Or Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning or Counselling Skills.