Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding - Level 2

Course Code: SA1FE016


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
25/04/2022Community Based5 WeeksApply
12/09/2022Community Based6 WeeksApply

Course Overview

This qualification aims to provide the knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care.

It will provide those currently working or intending to work in adult health or social care an understanding of dignity and safeguarding and their relevance in health and social care, and how they can work to uphold these key principles. 

Within this course you will investigate the principles and how they are applied in everyday work contexts. It will provide an opportunity to examine the dilemmas and consequences that can arise when these principles are not upheld.

Safeguarding adults and upholding the dignity of those accessing health and social care services are key principles in the sector and it will support anyone entering or currently working within a role working or interacting with vulnerable adults. 

The qualification consists of 4 units and provides the knowledge and understanding of:

  1. Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care.
  2. Principles of dignity in adult health and social are practice.
  3. Understand the duty of care in adult health and social care.
  4. Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care 

It is delivered remotely and runs over 5 weeks with 3.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week. 

You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification.

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course will be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 3.5 hours a week for 5 consecutive weeks from the course start date.  

Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3.5 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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