In 2019, there were 468,342 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) made in England, a 5% increase from 2018. This temporarily reduced over the Covid pandemic but is back on the rise. The most common STI is chlamydia, followed by gonorrhoea. This short, auto-marked programme will give you the knowledge you need to understand the impact and key issues surrounding sexual health.

  • Place of study: Learn from home
  • Type of course: Online distance learning course with no exams
  • Course duration: An average of 4 hours

Within this Sexual Health Awareness training, learners will cover the following:

Section 1: Relationships
In this section, you will cover the difference between friendships and romantic relationships, the legal age for intimacy and reasons why people may enter into close relationships.

Section 2: Sexually transmitted infections
You will learn about different types of STIs, how they are transmitted and their symptoms. They will also look at the effects of untreated chlamydia, HIV and AIDS.

Section 3: Human reproduction
In this section, you will look at human anatomy in relation to sexual health awareness, including male and female reproductive organs and the process of menstruation.

Section 4: Contraception
You will cover different methods of contraception, their advantages and disadvantages and where they can be obtained from.

Section 5: The media
In this section, you will look at the portrayal of sex in the media and how society and the media need to change to progress sexual health awareness in modern day society.

For more information about this courseĀ visit the skills network website.