Understanding Abuse and Trauma Diploma Level 2


This online course will help those seeking insight into abuse and trauma, its connection to mental health, identifying abuse indicators, reporting protocols, and post-abuse rehabilitation.

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About This Course

Throughout this online course, you will explore methods for aiding people who have experienced abuse, analyse various forms of abuse, including adult abuse, child abuse, sexual assault, and their resulting impacts. This online course is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of abuse and trauma, the correlation with mental health, how to recognise signs of abuse, reporting procedures, and post-abuse recovery.

After successfully completing this online course, there are numerous paths for you to explore. You may consider exploring additional counselling courses or advancing your education through a counselling degree at a university. Should you wish to pursue a career in counselling, some potential roles to consider may include psychotherapist, mental health therapist, wellness therapist, counsellor, trauma therapist, and abuse therapist.

Course Benefits

Upon completing this online course, numerous opportunities await you. You may choose to explore our array of counselling courses or consider advancing your education by pursuing a counselling degree at a university. With your Understanding Abuse and Trauma Diploma Level 2 qualification, various counselling roles become accessible, depending on your credentials.

This course will:

  • Help you develop a strong foundation of knowledge and competency that can be transferred into your work.
  • Enable you to study on your own terms – no classrooms, no strict deadlines and no exams.
  • Allow you to study from home – all course materials will be sent straight to your door, enabling you to fit your studies around your obligations.

Course Units

Unit 1: Child Abuse

  • Different Types of Child Abuse
  • How to Recognise Signs of Child Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Ritual Abuse
  • Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome

Unit 2: Supporting Children Affected by Abuse

  • How to Respond to Child Abuse
  • Support Techniques and Services

Unit 3: Adult Abuse

  • Different Types of Adult Abuse
  • How to Recognise Signs of Adult Abuse
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Emotional Abuse

Unit 4: Supporting Adults Affected by Abuse

  • Signs of Adult Abuse
  • Reporting Abuse
  • Support Techniques and Services

Unit 5: Understanding Abuse

  • Why Do People Abuse?
  • Rights of Victims
  • Effects on Friends and Family
  • Life After Abuse

Unit 6: Mental Health and Abuse

  • Types of Mental Health Issues
  • Diagnosis
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Suicide
  • Treatment Options


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. These will need to be sent to your personal tutor for marking, whereupon they will supply you with helpful tips and feedback. No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or skills in this area are needed in order to enrol onto this course, making it ideal for those just starting out in this career field.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ) and a Learner Unit Summary (which details of all the units you have completed).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.


From the guidance of our personal tutors whose industry experience will help to support and mentor your studies, to our comprehensive study guide and course materials; from day one we will go above and beyond to help you succeed in your studies. With twelve months tutor support, you have the option of completing in as little as three months, or using the full twelve months.

You too can take advantage of the extensive knowledge base of our personal tutors and use their experiences to get all of your questions answered. Similarly, our student support team are readily available to lend you their advice and guidance as they help you to decipher your course materials and answer your questions.

Only one click away, you can trust that help will be there when you need it.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

There are no requirements to have completed any courses or have any knowledge of the subject area to enrol on the course. There is no application process and no questions asked when you sign up, it is accessible to anybody.

Your course will start as soon as you sign-up. You could start your journey of learning today!

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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