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FGM Awareness

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Our FGM Awareness course teaches you everything that you need to know about this practice and how to work to stop female genital mutilation (FGM).

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All about this FGM Awareness course

Thousands of new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) are reported every year in the UK alone. This barbaric practice must be stopped and this FGM Awareness course is the perfect way to raise your understanding of the practice and improve your ability to spot the warning signs.

This course covers the various types of FGM,  the legislations that are in place to protect girls and young women from becoming a victim and how to recognise the signs when someone is vulnerable to FGM.

The course is perfect for anyone working with children and teenagers such as teachers, care workers, nurses, nursery practitioners and people in healthcare. As in October 2015, all teachers, health and social care workers in England and Wales are required to report known cases of FGM in under 18’s to the police. This course will help you understand your responsibilities.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to FGM – In the first unit of this course we will look at what FGM is and how young girls are impacted by this practice. The different countries and regions that commonly practice FGM will be explained, as well as the reasons why it is practiced including religious, social and cultural norms.
  • Unit 2 – Types of FGM – This unit will look at the different types of female genital mutilation and the 4 main types of FGM practiced. The people who may carry out FGM will be introduced and the risks of each type explained. We will also look at the ‘medicalisation’ of FGM and what this means.
  • Unit 3 – The Law Surrounding FGM – This unit will examine key policies and guidance put in place to protect individuals from FGM. Methods of how governments and groups are working to eradicate FGM will be explained. Various ways to become better educated in the practices of FGM will be covered, as well social change initiatives.
  • Unit 4 – Recognising the signs of FGM – Next we will look at the health issues associated with FGM and the common effects of the practice. Both short and long term complications of FGM will be explained as well as common warning signs to look for in someone who may be at risk of this type of abuse.
  • Unit 5 – Reporting Concerns – Finally we will move on to look at how concerns should be reported regarding FGM. The mandatory duties of various people will be explained, as well as how to assess the risk of FGM. Support, communication and reporting channels will be covered so that you know exactly what to do if you suspect someone may be at risk of FGM.
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Every course is assessed through a multiple choice quiz. These quizzes use a bank of questions that have multiple options and you need to choose the correct one. You need to answer a specific number of questions correctly to pass the course and get your certificate.

If you don’t pass first time it is no problem. You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need until you pass so there is nothing to worry about.

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As soon as you finish the course, you can download your certificate. This will also be accessible in your account any time you log in. Your certificate includes the course you have studied, your name, the date of completion and a verification number that can be used by future employers to verify that you passed your course.

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How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this FGM Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the FGM Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this FGM Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

FGM Awareness course
FGM Awareness
£20 + VAT