Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions)

Course description:

Last year over 176,000 safeguarding alerts were reported to councils. Physical abuse and neglect was the main trigger for these alerts. This qualification looks at the knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding within the adult social care sector. The course has a credit value of 16 on the Qualifications Credit Framework.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is appropriate for a wide range of learners especially for individuals working with, or intending to work with, vulnerable adults in the health and social care sectors.

Entry requirements:

You do not need to have any formal qualifications in order to follow this course, but you will need to demonstrate commitment and motivation to work through the specially prepared distance-learning materials.

How is the course delivered?

Candidates work through the course materials for the programme at times convenient to them, so there is no need to attend the college to gain the qualification. The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities to allow candidates to practice their skills and test their learning. Assessments are based on a combination of knowledge and skills learned on the programme and work-based activities and experience. Learners should aim to complete the course within 16 weeks.

Course content:

The course will cover the following areas and consists of two workbooks and assessments:

  • Workbook 1: Understand duty of care in adult health and social care. Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care.
  • Workbook 2: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice. Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care.

Progression opportunities:

The qualification aims to provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications including Diplomas in Health and Social Care.

Course Number: N3THI