Level Two Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care (Distance Learning)

In 2013, a total of 176,000 safeguarding alerts were reported to councils with adult social services responsibilities. One third of these cases involved physical abuse and neglect, making this the most common cause of safeguarding alerts. Have you ever thought about how you could help protect innocent and vulnerable people who might be sufering from abuse, harm or neglect within the adult health and social care industry? This qualification will provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding, which could help reduce these shocking statistics. 

What will I study?

This course is split into four manageable units, covering topics such as:

  • Unit one: Understanding safeguarding in adult health and social care
  • Unit two: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practices
  • Unit three: Understanding duty of care in adult health and social care
  • Unit four: Understanding dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care. 

How will I be assessed?

Each candidate will receive their own learning pack which includes learning resources/ information booklets and paper-based assessments, one for each part. Candidates must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking. Your tutor will then provide feedback, advice and guidance  to help you successfully complete the course. 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

What next?

For learners who are not in employment some level three courses are available please discuss with your assessor. For those who complete the course in order to gain employment you could progress to the Level Two Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Additional information

This course is enrolling now.  Email Alison.gibson@eastridingcollege.ac.uk for more information.


For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide