The Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Diploma course provides a general overview on the topic of bullying in primary and secondary schools including knowledge, statistics and advice required in order to be able to understand the topic and effectively deal with bullying incidents.
From learning about what bullying is and why children feel the need to bully other children to modern concepts such as cyberbullying. The course includes an in-depth overview of the legal frameworks that protect children in schools as well as analysis of the laws and government guidance that are applicable to cases of bullying.
Bullying is a complex problem that requires active involvement of the entire school community. It also requires that fundamental knowledge on the issue is in place so that meaningful discussions between pupils, parents and teachers are held.
The Anti-Bullying and Bullying Prevention Diploma course has been developed with pupils, parents and teachers in mind and provides all the necessary knowledge required to tackle the bullying in schools issue. Taking the course and working on the additional exercises will assure that you will be better prepared to respond in situations where bullying is present.
The additional information that is included on the legal side of bullying will give you a broad understanding of the most important Acts and Regulations and you will know how to talk to school teachers and governors if your child has been a victim of bullying. In particular, the course focuses on discussing special cases of bullying that include disability-based bullying, as well as homophobic, transphobic, racist and other prejudice-based bullying.
Parents will particularly benefit from taking the course as it also gives extensive advice on dealing with bullying and supporting your child should they be affected, including guidance on how to talk to your child and the activities you can engage in together.
The course also touches on the need to be tolerant and open-minded and the values and ideas that need to be instilled in children by teachers and parents to prevent bullying occurring in the first place.
What you will learn:
Who can take the course?
- An introduction to the concept of school bullying
- How to tell if a child has been bullied based on a specific set of criteria
- Which areas of schools are preferred arenas for bullying
- What cyberbullying is and how to stay safe and protect a child’s online presence
- What is identity-based bullying and special cases of bullying
- The behavioural characteristics and beliefs of a bully
- The reasons and motivations why a child becomes a bully
- What are the short and long term effects of bullying on the involved children
- Actions that parents can take if their child has been bullied
- How to correct a bully’s behaviour
- What are the life circumstances that may cause some children to become bullies
- What is the teacher’s responsibility in bullying incidents
- What is discrimination under Equality Act 2010
- How schools implement Government and Ofsted guidelines in order to prevent bullying
Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course. What is the structure of the course?
The course is broken down into 10 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience. Where / when can I study the course?
You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move! Is there a test at the end of the course?
Once you have completed all modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing. What is the pass mark for the final test?
The pass mark for the test is 70%. If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course. When will I receive my certificate?
Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it.How long does it take to complete the course?
We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.