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Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care

  • Type: Social Care | e-Learning
  • Level: 2
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 8-12 weeks based on 4 hours of study a week
  • Study Mode: Online Learning

About the course

A total of 103,900 safeguarding reports about vulnerable adults were referred in 2014/2015. The responsibilities of care workers involved in protecting the health, well-being and human rights of individuals are far-reaching. Allowing individuals to live free from harm, abuse and neglect can often mean involving health agencies, government departments or the police. Understanding the fundamentals of safeguarding is essential for anyone working in adult health and social care.

Why study?

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Relevant to a wide range of care settings
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend College

What you will learn

  • Understand Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Principles of Dignity in Adult Health and Social Care Practice
  • Understand Duty of Care in Adult Health and Social Care
  • Understand Dilemmas and Public Concerns in Adult Health and Social Care

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Living in UK and an EU resident for the last 3 years
  • Have settled status in the UK if you are not a UK or EU national

*Costs for adult programmes has changed. If you live in a devolved area you may have to pay for your programme(s). This includes residents of Greater Cambridge and Peterborough.

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees:

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West Midlands
  • West of England

You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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