Course Overview

This course raises awareness of the issue of female genital mutilation, its origins and it’s prevalence today. How to help young girls who have undergone the procedure, how to identify a girl at risk and a carers role in upholding the law are also covered. This e-learning session can be accessed via a variety of electronic devices. The programme benefits from narrative scenarios and activities with ongoing assessment making it engaging and interactive.

Aims & Objectives

  • Increase your awareness of female genital mutilation
  • Explain the implications, both physically and emotionally on young girls
  • Help you recognise the signs and symptoms of FGM
  • Describe the law and current legislation surrounding FGM
  • Help you recognise your supporting role

Course Audience

Adult Health Care Workers, Social Care Workers, Nursing staff, Adult Day Care/Centre workers, Home Care Staff, Agency staff.

Course Duration

This course will take a minimum of 45 minutes to complete.


This course is accredited by Open Awards – Badge of Excellence

Course Curriculum

FGM Foundation Level 00:00:00
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