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Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Health & Social Care
Course Overview

This qualification 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 support you if you wish 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 qualification consists of the following four mandatory units:

Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care

In this unit you will gain an understanding of issues relating to safeguarding adults in health and social care. We will explore current legislation and explain the roles of different agencies involved in protecting individuals from abuse or harm. You will know how 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. You will explore issues relating to dignity, self-worth and well-being. You will learn how to 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. You will understand 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. This unit also covers 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 Requirements

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Assessment
Your learning will be assessed through a portfolio of coursework and assignments.
What does this course lead to?

This qualification supports progression to employment and progression 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 qualification 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 or Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care
  • Intermediate or Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)