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

Our Dignity and Safeguarding Level 2 course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding, and is valuable to those working in, or looking to work in, the health and social care sector.


Unit 1: Understanding safeguarding in adult health and social care

In this unit you will learn about the national and local responsibilities in safeguarding and protection from abuse. You will study how to effectively recognise abuse and harm, as well as respond to possible cases of abuse or harm occurring within a health and social care environment.

Unit 2: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice

Within this unit you will focus on dignity, self-worth and well-being and how these can be promoted through health and social care practice. You will also consider how the individual patient is impacted by health and social care services and how principles of dignity can be applied – this section will further your understanding of how safeguarding can improve a person’s situation dramatically.

Unit 3: Understand duty of care in adult health and social care

In this unit you will explore the meaning of duty of care, along with how it influences health and social care practice. You will develop knowledge of dilemmas and conflicts relating to duty of care and the wide range of support advice available for resolving such instances.

Unit 4: Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care

Within this unit you will develop an understanding of the various dilemmas that can occur in adult health and social care, including ways of recognising dilemmas, how best to resolve them and the support available in doing so.

Key Information

Course Length 8-12 weeks
average course length
Awarding Body TQUK
Course Level Level 2
Funding Fully Funded
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment

Paper based
learning materials and
paper based assessment

Paper based
learning materials
with online assessment






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Most recent customer reviews

Edward Mensah

6 months ago

"Detailed knowledge with practical experience."

Edward chose to study this course to update his current knowledge of safeguarding.

'To update my knowledge of safeguarding.'
'Detailed knowledge with practical experience.'
'In-depth analysis of situations.'

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