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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (QCF)

Key course information

Health, Care and Early Years


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

This qualification aims to give you knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care, and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care. You’ll investigate these principles and understand how they are applied in everyday work contexts. You will also have an opportunity to examine the dilemmas and consequences that can arise when these principles are not upheld. Tailor your learning to suit you with this flexible online course that is aimed to prepare you for further training and to support working in settings where you may interact with vulnerable adults.

What will I learn?

You’ll cover four mandatory units: understanding safeguarding, the principles of dignity, the duty of care and dilemmas and public concerns in the context of adult health and social care.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be over the age of 19 at the start of the academic year.

Learners need to have been a resident in the UK or EEA/EU for at least three years prior to enrolment.

Learners cannot be enrolled if they are currently funded for another course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor.

You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.

The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 4 months.

Additional Costs and Information

All learners must complete an induction session prior to being enrolled onto the course.

This course is free however, we do have a £115 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.

Learners can only complete 1 NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Health, Care and Early Years

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker
  • Social Worker

  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Children's Nurse

At any one time, there are over 80,000 social care vacancies in England

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