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Level 1 Award in Sexual Health Awareness

Course Overview

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) sexual health is fundamental to the overall health and well-being of individuals, couples and families, and to the social and economic development of communities and countries. Sexual health requires a respectful approach to an individual's sexual preference, as well as an understanding of sexual experiences being pleasurable and safe, free of coercion, discrimination and violence.

This online sexual health awareness course is ideal for learners who wish to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of sexual health. This course will encourage a healthy lifestyle and prepare learners for further learning or training.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 or above.

Key Information

Course Length
9 hours

Course Level
Level 1

Awarding Body

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

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  • Fully online course
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Unit 1: Develop an awareness of relationships and sexual health

  • Section 1: Know what is meant by sexual health and relationships
  • In this section, learners will be introduced to the key terms that underpin sexual health and why most people want close relationships. Learners will also explore risky sexual behaviour and consent.

  • Section 2: Know basic facts about the human reproductive system
  • In Section 2, learners will explore the basic facts about the human reproductive system, as well as the menstrual cycle.

  • Section 3: Know about contraception
  • In this section, the advantages and disadvantages of contraception methods, and how and where to obtain emergency contraception will be covered.

  • Section 4: Know about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
  • In Section 4, learners will cover the facts and myths of HIV and AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections and how to obtain information, advice and treatment.

  • Section 5: Outline ways that society can respond to sexual health and relationship issues
  • The final section will explore society’s response to sexual health and relationships, how sex and sexuality are portrayed in the media, and current legislation.

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