Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

With Total People
8 weeks


Have you ever thought about how you could help protect innocent and vulnerable people who might be suffering from abuse, harm or neglect within the adult health and social care industry?

In 2015-16, there were 102,470 safeguarding enquires across the UK. Over 50% of these cases involved physical abuse and neglect, making these the most common cause of safeguarding alerts.

This qualification will provide learners with a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding, and will explore issues including dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care. All of which will enable learners to make an effective difference to the lives of many vulnerable people.

Upon completion of this course, learners will receive a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification.

Course details

The course consists of four manageable units:

  • Unit 1: Understanding safeguarding in adult health and social care
  • Unit 2: Principles of dignity in adult health and social practices
  • Unit 3: Understanding duty of care in adult health and social care
  • Unit 4: Understanding dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care

Course format

This is an online course studied via distance learning. To complete this course, learners will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge.

Studying via distance learning means learners can choose when and where they study. A dedicated Learner Support Advisor provides support to learners throughout the course.

Who is suitable?

This qualification is ideal for anyone who is currently working in, or looking to work in, the adult health and social care sector. It is particular suitable for individuals who wish to learn how to identify safeguarding issues and uphold excellent standards of care provision for vulnerable adults.

Full or partial funding for this course is dependent upon age, employment status and level of income. Learners must meet one or more eligibility criteria that includes:

  • Anyone aged 19 years or over
  • Living in Greater Manchester or in a Non-Devolved Authority region of England
  • Not already holding a Level 2 qualification
  • In employment but earning less than £17,500 annually
  • Currently unemployed
  • Recently been made redundant

Register interest

This course is supported by funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Devolved Adult Education Budget project.