Level Two Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

This qualification is aimed at anyone who has a responsibility for safeguarding children, young people or vulnerable adults. It will be particularly useful for people working in a training /educational setting, youth workers, and those involved in the running of youth sports teams and community groups that support children and young people.

As well as attaining a nationally recognised qualification upon completion, you will gain a thorough understanding of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding. In terms of Prevent, candidates will explore the key themes of radicalisation,
extremism and terrorism, and how to reduce the risk of radicalisation. In the safeguarding unit, you will look at how to recognise signs of abuse or potential harm and know how to respond if abuse or harm is disclosed, suspected or alleged. Finally, in the online safety unit, you will examine the potential consequences of inappropriate or illegal online activity, how to reduce the risks posed online, and how to spot signs and behavioural changes that could cause concern.

The course also provides employers with a structured training programme that will meet the training needs of their employees, giving peace of mind that staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to promote the safety and well-being of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

What will I study?

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent comprises three mandatory units that are presented in two concise modular workbooks:

  • MODULE A
     Understanding the Prevent duty
  • MODULE B
     Understanding safeguarding
     Understanding online safety

How will I be assessed?

The workbooks include assessment booklets that allow learners to complete a portfolio of evidence and demonstrate their achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit. 

Entry requirements

Learners should be aged 18 and over, but otherwise there are no specific entry requirements for this programme.

What next?

Learners may then progress on to further qualifications, such as other courses in health and social care or related subjects.

Additional 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 Spring Part-time course guide