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Consent Matters Training Course

Course Overview

This course is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their knowledge of consent, either for personal or professional reasons. Those studying qualifications in the counselling, community work, youth work or volunteering sectors may find this qualification useful.

Those who choose to study this course will consider many aspects of consent, including legal definitions, common societal myths and misconceptions, importance of gaining consent, responding to events and how to signpost.

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Online materials
Online assessment

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  • Automatic enrolment with an immediate start
  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Perfect for an introduction or refresher in a subject
  • A great addition to a CV
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • No hidden costs

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Unit 1: Understanding consent

Section 1: What is consent?

Section 1 summary:

In this unit, explore the legal definition of what consent is, as defined by Section 74 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Those who study this course will also see examples of what verbal and non-verbal consent look like and will look at definitions of ‘Capacity to Consent’ and ‘Freedom of Consent’. They will also gain an understanding of the different ways an individual can consent.

Section 2: Sexual harassment, sexual assault and their myths and misconceptions

Section 2 summary:

Understand and describe the legal definitions of rape, assault by penetration, sexual assault and sexual harassment for the UK, and the consequences of breaking those laws. Also learn more about understanding and recognising common societal myths and misconceptions about rape.

Section 3: How do you gain consent?

Section 3 summary:

Understand the importance of gaining consent and identify the signs that someone is consenting. Also learn why reflection is important and how to reflect upon situations by using scenario-based case studies.

Section 4: Responding to events and how to signpost

Section 4 summary:

Explore the five F’s (fight, flight, friend, flop and freeze) as responses for survival. Also gain an understanding of where and how to access support and be able to describe how to support an individual who tells them about their experience or may be experiencing abuse.

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