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Safeguarding & Dignity in Adult Social Care Level 2

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Safeguarding adults and upholding the dignity of those accessing health and social care services are key principles in the sector.

The purpose of this qualification is to give learners 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 you can work to uphold these key principles.

Learners will investigate the principles and how they are applied in everyday work contexts.

Course Overview

You will study the following 4 mandatory units:

  • Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care

  • Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice

  • Understand duty of care in adult health and social care

  • Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care

Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. You will be allocated an assessor who will support you through the learning process and assess your work, providing advice and guidance. You would be expected to complete the programme in 16 weeks.

On completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care, from NCFE.

Progression Routes

The course is for learners working in, or intending to work in, healthcare and social care, to give knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding and for those working with, or intending to work with vulnerable adults.

Additional education opportunities include:

  • Access to HE Level 3

  • Understanding Nutrition & Health Level 2

  • Common Health Conditions Level 2

  • Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Level 2

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire about or enrol onto this course, please click 'Enquire’ or ‘Enrol’ at the top of the page, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B34126-A2A