There is need for early intervention measures to combat the ever increasing incidences of injuries and deaths as a result of knife crimes. Teenagers and young adults need to know the dangers of carrying a knife, not only to others but also to themselves. Apart from increasing your risk of getting injured while carrying a knife, it is also illegal to carry one.
A police officer has permission to stop and search you if they suspect that you are carrying a knife or any other weapon. If a knife is found in your possession, you face up to four years in jail; this means that you will have a criminal record which will negatively affect you in the future especially when looking for employment.
This course can be taken by anyone who wants to learn more about knife crimes and its consequences. People who frequently engage with the youth such as teachers, games coaches, school club patrons, parents, and church youth ministers are also suitable for the course to impart the knowledge on their members.
You should have a laptop, dependable internet connectivity, and a working email address to take this course.
The student is expected to learn the following upon completion of the course:
- The consequences of knife crime and mental health
- Gang dangers and culture
- The law and knife crime
- Self-respect and self-control
- Conflict resolution
- Knife crime and social media
- How peer pressure contributes to knife crime
- Saying NO to carrying knives
Accreditation and Certification
Upon completion of the course, you will be issued with a certificate through Open Awards.
Evaluation will be done through:
- Oral and written questions
- Discussion groups
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Assessments Yes