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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Government data showed that over 7,000 individuals were referred to the Prevent programme in 2017/18.

The purpose of this qualification is to increase the learner's knowledge and awareness of safeguarding and Prevent, which is a government counter-terrorism strategy to prevent radicalisation.

The course is ideal for anyone who is responsible for the safeguarding of individuals and will provide learners with an understanding of how to recognise signs of abuse and reduce the risk of radicalisation, including awareness of online safety.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates throughout the year.

The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 115 study hours to complete.

What will I study?

You will develop knowledge of safeguarding and prevent, in an environment where you may have a duty of care.

Units covered include:

  • Understanding the prevent duty
  • Understanding safeguarding
  • Understanding online safety

How is it assessed?

This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.

Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.

You will complete the course on an interactive, online learning platform and upon successful completion you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and a certificate of achievement by CACHE NCFE.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.

This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in this industry or those wishing to progress onto further education.

What are the course fees?

Our distance learning courses are free to those who meet certain eligibility criteria*.

To be eligible for funding you must be:

  • A UK resident
  • Aged 19 or over (those aged 19-23 must have already achieved at least a full level 2 qualification)

*The college will carry out a simple funding assessment to check eligibility.

Please note, there will be a charge of £90 if you do not complete the course.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course provides fantastic progression on to further distance learning courses depending on your career aims, such as the level 2 Understanding Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace.

Take a look at our full range of distance learning courses here.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Mark Carragher/Claire Walsh

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