Hoarding Awareness

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In the UK, around 2%–5% of the population suffer from hoarding, and severe cases have a great impact on many people. The person suffering can develop significant functional disabilities as a result. In this course, we’ll look at the physical and mental impact, while also considering the risks this brings in relation to health and safety.

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All about this Hoarding Awareness Course

Up until recently, hoarding wasn’t recognised as being something that a person needs help with, but in truth, hoarding can become a compulsion and it should be treated as such.

The aim of this hoarding awareness course is to raise awareness and will therefore explore hoarding in depth. You will gain a strong background of knowledge of hoarding to help increase your understanding, which involves looking at the origins of hoarding, as well as focusing on why people hoard, what they hoard, and who this disorder affects.

We will review the signs and myths of hoarding, as well as exploring case studies and key statistics to demonstrate the scale of the disorder. In addition, we’ll be exploring the triggers and characteristics, as well as considering how hoarding impacts the person suffering and their family.

This course is informative, and encourages you to be proactive, and that’s why a whole unit is dedicated to helping hoarders. This reviews how the disorder can be diagnosed and treated, and how the sufferer can be supported in the most effective way.

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.

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  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Hoarding Awareness – In the first unit you will explore the background of hoarding, while looking at how and who this disorder impacts.
  • Unit 2 – The myths of hoarding – In this unit you will focus on the difference between hoarding and collecting. You will also explore some case studies of herders to enable to you have more in-depth knowledge of why this happens.
  • Unit 3 – The effects of hoarding – In this unit you will look at the different factors and triggers of hoarding, as well as its characteristics. You will then focus on hoardings effects both physically and mentally and look at the wider impacts on family.
  • Unit 4 – How to help hoarders – In the final unit of the hoarding awareness course, you will explore how hoarding is diagnosed and treated, as well as some important tips in relation to decluttering and motivation in relation to hoarding.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

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 Hoarding 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 Hoarding 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 Hoarding 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.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Hoarding Awareness
Hoarding Awareness
£20 + VAT