FGM, Forced Marriage & Honour-Based Violence Awareness

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FGM, Forced Marriage and Honour-Based Violence Awareness
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This FGM, Forced Marriage, and Honour-Based Violence Awareness online training has been designed to provide learners with a cultural and practical knowledge of honour-based violence, female genital mutilation, and forced marriage.

Learners will come away fully aware of how they can take action to help prevent these abuses if they are concerned that someone they know is at risk. They will also discover the multitude of organisations who are available to help by giving advice and assistance to front line workers and victims.

This course was last audited on: 5th Jun 2023
  • Developed by safeguarding professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

At the end of this course learners will:

  • Understand what violence against women is, and specifically what FGM, honour-based violence, and forced marriage are.
  • Know the best practice for handling honour-based violence, FGM, and forced marriage.
  • Know the attitudes that prevent these practices from being abolished.
  • Learn to recognise the potential warning signals that indicate FGM or honour-based violence could be about to occur.
  • Learn about the legislation surrounding FGM, forced marriages and honour-based violence.
  • Discover what support is in place for victims or potential victims as well as front line workers.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content


In this introduction learners will discover the term ‘violence against women.’ This is a category of violence that describes a series of acts that happen to women simply because they are women. In this module, you’ll also be introduced to the United Nations’ ‘Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women.’

2Forced Marriage

In this second module, you’ll discover the UK legislation in place to protect potential victims of forced marriage. You’ll find out who is at risk and how you can take action to help victims get a Forced Marriage Protection Order. You’ll also, critically, find out the actions that you should never take that could put the victim in more danger.

3Honour-Based Violence

In this third module, learners will be introduced to honour-based violence. Learners will discover how the idea of “honour” means something different in every community, meaning that the risk factors and triggers for honour-based violence change. Learners will discover how honour-based violence occurs and the many forms that it can appear in as well as what action to take to help a victim of abuse.

4Female Genital Mutilation

In this final module, learners will discover the cultural claims that practitioners of FGM make. They will also learn the facts behind FGM that dispel these claims and will learn how to help victims of FGM and potential victims. You’ll find out where FGM happens the most, why it happens, and you’ll also discover the story of Alimatu. There is also a section on books that you can read to help you understand the cultural pressure of FGM.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This course has been designed for front line workers and anyone else who is interested in gaining a clear and concise understanding of what these types of abuse are, why they happen and who is at risk. The course also teaches learners how they can help victims and what their legal safeguarding duties are.

Since 31st October 2015, if you're a regulated teacher, healthcare professional, or a social worker then you are known as a 'front line worker' and it is your legal duty to report known cases of FGM in under 18s to the police. This course will help front line workers to understand their responsibilities.

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