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

Part Time

Course Overview

This course will be useful for anyone who wants to learn about the importance of dignity and safeguarding in adult health and social care environments.

This qualification can supports learners wishing to progress to further training or employment within the sector to understand the duty of care and safeguarding aspects of the ‘National Minimum Training Standards for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England’.

Course Content

This course consists of the following four mandatory units:

Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care

In this unit learners gain understanding of issues relating to safeguarding adults in health and social care. We explore current legislation and explain the roles of different agencies involved in protecting individuals from abuse or harm. Learners will grow to recognise potential and actual abuse and take action in the event of disclosed suspected or alleged abuse or harm and ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse or harm.

Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice

This unit aims to establish some of the key principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice. Learners explore issues relating to dignity, self-worth and well-being. They will apply the principles of dignity and gain an understanding of the importance of professional relationships for supporting dignity in service provision.

Understand duty of care in adult health and social care

Here we will explore issues relating to duty of care within the context of adult health and social care, an understanding possible conflicts between the duty of care and individuals rights. You will also be able to recognise and report unsafe practice and understand the impact of own actions on individuals and others.

Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care

In this unit you will explore issues of public concern in adult health and social care. You will cover wider issues and how media reporting and people’s perception has impacted on adult health and social care practice and changes to service delivery.

Entry Requirement

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

In order to complete this Distance Learning Course at no charge you will need to match the following entry criteria:

  • Are a resident of the EEU (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years
  • Will be undertaking your learning within England
  • Are aged 19 or above
  • If you are 19-23 year olds you must have already achieved a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • If you are 24+ there are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will find it helpful to have a good standard of English and Maths


Your learning will be assessed through a portfolio of coursework and assignments.

Where does this course lead to

This course supports progression to and within employment for the following job roles and workers:

  • care assistant or worker
  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • key workers in residential/domiciliary/day care settings
  • re-enablement worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant.


This course supports progression to further learning in the following areas:

  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
  • Level 3 Diploma In Allied Health Profession Support
  • Intermediate/Advanced Level Apprenticeship, Health & Social Care
  • Intermediate/Advanced Level Apprenticeship, Health, Clinical Healthcare Support.




How to Enrol

To find out more information please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference, or to enrol now click the button below.


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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL062
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 20 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Distance Learning
Basingstoke College of Technology I 2019