- health and social care
- mental health
- public health
Mode of study:
This qualification aims to develop learners’ knowledge of safeguarding adults in health and social care settings. This course contains four units, in which learners will be introduced to understanding safeguarding, the principles of dignity, duty of care and dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care.
Upon completion of this dignity and safeguarding course, you could progress on to study the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Social Care. Our Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care is the ideal first step for learners to take towards a career in the health and social care sector.
Unit 1: Understanding safeguarding in adult health and social care
In this unit your learners will learn about safeguarding in national and local contexts and protection from abuse, and how to recognise and respond to possible cases of abuse or harm in a health and social care setting.
Unit 2: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice
Within this unit your learners will focus on dignity, self-worth and well-being and how these can be promoted through health and social care practice. They will also look at how the individual patient is impacted by health and social care services and how principles of dignity can be applied.
Unit 3: Understand duty of care in adult health and social care
This unit will explore the meaning of ‘duty of care’ and how it influences health and social care practice. Learners will develop their knowledge on the dilemmas and conflicts relating to duty of care and the support and advice available for resolving dilemmas.
Unit 4: Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care
In this unit your learners will develop an understanding of the dilemmas that can occur in adult health and social care, including ways of recognising dilemmas, how to resolve them and the types of support available when dealing with dilemmas.
Career Opportunities & Further Study
Possibility of getting in a higher level distance learning course in a similar field.
Online learning materials with online assessment
Paper based learning materials and paper based assessment
Paper based learning materials with online assessment
There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.
Our Level 1 and 2 distance learning courses are free if eligible for government funding if you meet the following criteria:
- Must be aged 19 and over as of 31/08/19
- If aged 19-23, you must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above (five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C/9-4, two or three AS Levels, one A Level, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2). If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
- A resident in the UK for the last 3 years
- Not enrolled in any other distance learning course with us
How To Apply
Use the below link to apply for the above course.