FGM Counselling Course

Original price was: £295.00.Current price is: £265.00.

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Couns.FGM which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £265.00 UK.

Course Description

Female Genital Mutilation Counselling Course

What is FGM?

Other names for FGM are female circumcision which is a procedure that deliberately and intentionally mutilates or cuts the female genital area in one of three ways.

  1. Clitoridectomy which is the removal of part or all of the clitoris.
  2. Excision which is the removal of part or all of the clitoris and the inner labia which is the skin around the vagina.
  3. Infibulation which is the narrowing or reduction of the vagina opening by the creation of a seal by cutting and repositioning the labia skin.

Additionally other procedures involve cutting, piercing, pricking, burning and scraping the area.

The process is to cause injury and alteration to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons and the practice is outlawed and the illegal in the United Kingdom but occurs in private.

It is estimated that over 140,000 women in the United Kingdom have experienced this practice of FGM mutilation and the true figure is maybe much higher due to the hidden and unreported nature of the practice.

Often young girls are taken to other countries of origin during holiday times which allows time for the wounds to heal before their return.

It’s also been suggested that the practice takes place in UK behind closed doors and again the true extent is unknown.

The cutting procedure is often carried out by females with no medical background training, anaesthetics or antiseptic treatments with poor hygiene and can involve scalpels, scissors and razorblades with the girls often forcibly and physically restrained to allow the cutting to take place.

There are no health benefits to FGM which can cause psychological and emotional harm later in life as the practice is often carried out on young girls between infancy up to 15 years of age.

There is a very long list of short and long term consequences both physically, psychologically, emotionally and mentally.

It has been reported that psychological damage can affect a person who has experienced FGM for the rest of their lives and case studies have shown that women often feel betrayed by their parents who considered it an unnecessary and a traumatic experience leading to anger and hate.

FGM is often frowned upon with horror in the West but considered acceptable and normal in other countries.

FGM is carried out specifically for religious, cultural and social reasons within their families and communities who consider it their private and cultural right.

This course is open to anyone wishing to learn more about counselling for FGM and is ideally suited to therapists specifically counsellors or anyone in contact with sufferers of FGM.

Anyone is welcome to enrol onto this course including complete beginners or ‘anyone’ who needs to know more about FGM.

This course is two courses combined in ONE covering part A as outlined above on FGM and part B counselling.

The counselling part of this course pack is the actual counselling therapy course that can be viewed here.

Due to the controversial and sensitive nature of this subject this page has not gone into any greater detail than this.

This course provides a deep insight and overview on the whole area of female genital mutilation including the reasons and causes and how best to deal with sufferers who are most often experiencing psychological and emotional harm due to it.

Course Provider

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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