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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent


Health and Social Care

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date



20 weeks


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Course Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to increase your knowledge and awareness of Prevent Duty and safeguarding, including online safety. Online activity is increasing at a rapid pace all around the world, this course will help you identify threats and provide you with the means to prevent serious problems where you work and safeguard those around you.

What will I learn?

By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of safeguarding in an environment where they have a duty of care.

It is made up of 10 mandatory units as follows:
• Understand the Prevent duty
• Understand the terms radicalisation, extremism and terrorism
• Understand how to reduce the risk of radicalisation
• Understand the term safeguarding
• Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
• Know how to recognise signs of abuse or potential harm
• Know how to respond if abuse or harm is disclosed, suspected or alleged
• Understand the potential consequences of inappropriate or illegal online activity
• Understand how to reduce the risks posed online
• Know about potential signs and behavioural changes that could cause concern.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.

Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.

Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.

Each unit will have a set deadline, which is usually 2 weeks, so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).

Must have lived in the UK or EAA for the last three years.

Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).

If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

Additional Costs and Information

Learners can only complete one Distance Learning course at a time and cannot be on another funded course such as an Apprenticeship.

The allotted time for completion of this course is five months.

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