Almost 200 million girls worldwide have experienced female genital mutilation in some way. In the UK and around the world, female genital mutilation is a severe concern due to its prevalence, acceptance, and spread.

Those who wish to learn more about FGM and those who work with or want to work with children, young people, or families should take this course, which covers all elements of the procedure. The course educates you to identify the warning signs of probable FGM and offers insightful information on training and intervention. It broadens your understanding of female genital mutilation and explains what to do if you encounter victims who have been subjected to this type of abuse.
We also go into the definition of honour-based violence, how it relates to beliefs and customs, the various causes of forced marriages, and the laws and other measures designed to prevent them.

This course will be valuable to anybody interested in justice, considering a career in counselling or humanitarian aid, or simply seeking to learn more about the world.

  • The meanings, lingo, and history of FGM
  • Procedures for FGM and how it is carried out
  • FGM-related laws and regulations in the UK
  • FGM's immediate and long-term effects
  • How faith, values, and traditions relate to child abuse
  • Definition, implications, and justification of honour-based violence
  • Definition, locations, and causes of forced marriages
  • The prevalence of honor-based violence and forced marriages in the United Kingdom
  • Protective legislation and penalties for these offences

  • Knowing more about this type of abuse can help you identify the signs and symptoms.
  • You can use the information and insights provided to improve your understanding and raise awareness about these topics.
  • If you work with children or vulnerable adults, you can use your knowledge to assist anyone who has experienced this type of abuse.

Unit 01: Female Genital Mutilation

  • The terminology and definitions used when discussing FGM
  • The practice’s origins and justifications for female genital mutilation
  • Forms of FGM
  • What to do if you become involved in a FGM case

Unit 02: Consequences of FGM And the Link Between Child Abuse and Faith

Unit 03: Honour-Based Violence

Unit 04: Rationale Behind Honour-Based Violence

Unit 05: Forced Marriages


Who can take the certification courses?

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the courses.

How much time is required to complete a course?

Depending on the instructional modules, each course has a different length. It is indicated in the course details for each course.

What is the course’s organisation?

Modules make up the course structure. The average study time for each module is between 20 and 90 minutes. The amount of time spent on each module is entirely up to the individual pupils.

When and where can the course be taken?

Any internet-connected device can be used to study the course at any time.

Is there a final exam for this course?

There would be an MCQ Multiple Choice Questionnaire test after all the modules were completed. The questions must be answered online at a time and place of your choosing, and they will be drawn from the modules.

What score must you get on the test to pass?

The test’s passing score is 70 percent.

What occurs if a user doesn’t pass the test?

If the user didn’t pass the exam the first time, he/ she will have more chances to retake it after additional study. The exam can be taken more than once.