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Brook Learn

High quality digital learning to support effective RSE.

Talking about relationships and sex with young people isn’t always easy. To help you, we have developed high quality digital learning to empower, support and encourage you to deliver effective relationships and sex education (RSE) – based on our 55 years experience of working with under 25s.

Free e-learning courses for professionals

Sign-up to Brook Learn to access free courses on:

  • How to deliver RSE
  • Consent
  • STIs
  • Puberty
  • Contraception
  • Pleasure
  • Relationships & enduring love
  • Emergency contraception
  • Abortion

We also offer some courses for young people.

How does it work?

Every course has been developed by experts at Brook, drawing on over 55 years of experience in supporting young people with their sexual health and wellbeing. Some courses have been developed in conjunction with, and support from, other organisations.

Courses are broken down into a series of interactive modules with clear learning outcomes.

The first part of each module, Learn it, will equip you with core knowledge and understanding. The second part, Teach it, provides you with ideas on how to tackle that topic with young people, with links to useful, clinically-approved resources.


Courses for young people

Consent for students

Our Consent course for students was developed as part of a joint project with the University of Sussex and is based on original doctoral research by Elsie Whittington. Elsie worked extensively with young people to research what they understood about consent and to grasp the reality of their own sexual experiences.

The subject is explored through a combination of engaging, accessible information and real world scenarios, presented in interactive modules that are unlike any other online learning you’ve seen before.

Crucially, it has a robust, evidence-based foundation with content based on original doctoral research and informed by recent, in-depth consultation with young people and the findings of our student survey.

View course structure
  • MODULE 1: An introduction to consent
    In this module, students are invited to reflect on what consent means, what counts as sex or sexual activity and the factors that make it difficult to negotiate sexual consent.
  • MODULE 2: Myths and the law
    This looks at the laws relating to sexual consent (and their problematic ambiguity), plus the myths about sex, sexual violence, rape and consent.
  • MODULE 3: The Consent Continuum
    Using new academic research, this module presents scenarios where it may be difficult to decide if consent has been sought and given. It then explores the shades of grey around consent.
  • MODULE 4: Communicating consent
    This module is designed to encourage reflection on the range of thoughts and feelings that someone might have when considering having sex, before exploring the verbal and non-verbal methods of sexual communication and consent.
  • MODULE 5: Help & support
    This has advice about dealing with sexual harassment, including bystander intervention techniques. It provides information about where you can go for help and support and can be tailored to provide the support services and reporting channels available at your university.

If you work for a university and would like further details about licensing this course, please contact training@brook.org.uk for a free trial.

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