IICP College: QQI Level 7 Certificate in Suicide Postvention

IICP College

QQI Level 7 Certificate in Suicide Postvention

The aim of this Minor Award is to support practitioners who are dealing with those bereaved by suicide.

  • Award: This programme is a Minor Award validated by QQI at Level 7 on the NFQ*
  • Dates:
    • Friday 21 May 2021
    • Friday 11 June 2021
    • Friday 19 June 2021
    • Friday 25 June 2021
  • Structure: Four Fridays from 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Who should apply: This certificate is designed for those who work therapeutically with clients and wish to increase their knowledge, skills and competencies in the area of bereavement following a suicide. It will be of interest to therapists, social workers, nurse practitioners, addiction workers, youth workers, social care workers etc.
  • Language Requirements: Language Requirements: If English is your second language you are required to submit an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) cert at Level 6.5, or equivalent.
  • Cost: €850.00 [Direct Debit Scheme Payment Plan is Possible]


This programme consists of one 10 ECTS module that is conferred as a minor award. It is designed to allow learners to understand the complex nature of suicide bereavement and the psychological havoc that is created in the lives of suicide survivors. It will also introduce the learners to a range of individual and group interventions to help facilitate the healing process. Learners on this programme will engage in teaching, discussion and engagement with key scientific literature related to the post-suicide landscape, the key principles of intervening with this client group and the therapeutic resources and responses that are appropriate.

Why attend this Level 7 QQI Certificate in Suicide Postvention?

  • This will be of interest to professionals who encounter clients/patients who have been bereaved through suicide
  • Excellent facilitators – creative, engaging, knowledgeable and dynamics
  • Considers both theoretical and clinical perspectives
  • Will support learners in becoming better equipped to deal with the traumatic and complicated grief that follows the death of a loved one through suicide

*subject to validation

Blended Learning Delivery

At present, during COVID-19, courses are delivered online. These classes are run as tutorials, that involve students and their lecturer logging into our online learning platform Moodle and use the online portal Zoom™ simultaneously. This platform facilitates discussion polls, sharing of slides, videos resources and much, much more. To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful. All of our sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and ss best practice, we also record all our sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them!


  • Role Play (20%)
    Learners will complete a short role play demonstrating ability to apply appropriate skills and clinical decision making, and demonstrate professionalism, competence and confidence in their simulated interaction.
  • Essay (80%)
    Learners will write a 2,500 word, online resource for a professional readership that focuses on therapeutic work with clients presenting with suicide postvention issues.

For more details or to book online, please visit our website:

or contact

Triona Kearns, Director of Registry & Operations
086 0499154 triona@iicp.ie

Marcella Finnerty, College President
086 2609989 Marcella@iicp.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Mar, 2021
Expiry Date
22nd May, 2021