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

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If you are 19 years old or older living in England, the course will be free to you as it is funded...

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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Safeguarding and Dignity in Adult Care (RQF)
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If you work in health and social care, you need to understand the fundamentals of safeguarding in order to protect the health, well-being and human rights of the people you care for.

Our level 2 certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care will teach you about the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding.

The course also covers the dilemmas you might face when working in adult health and social care, the responsibilities you have to the people you care for, and what can happen if care principles aren't properly upheld.


Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Safeguarding and Dignity in Adult Care (RQF)

Awarded by CACHE.
Regulated by Ofqual


Understanding the fundamentals of safeguarding is essential for anyone working in adult health and social care.


  • Learn the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding
  • Investigate the principles and how they are applied
  • Examine dilemmas that can arise
  • Learn the consequences when care principles are not upheld

Who is this course for?

This Level 2 Course in the Understanding of Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care can help with professional development and could lead to careers specialising in Health and Social Care. This is especially useful for careers like;

  • Art Therapist (£32,305 to £45,838)
  • Counsellor (£25,654 to £45,838)
  • Family Support Worker (£18,000 to £35,000)



  • The learner must live in England and be over 19 years old. To enrol you must have your National Insurance number, a form of Identification, employment documents and details of your previous qualifications. This process can take 10-20 minutes.

*Please note there is a £125 cancellation fee if a learner enrols and fails to complete or withdraws early from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. We may be able to offer extensions if learners are unable to meet the set submission deadline. Please read the declaration on the enrolment form carefully before signing up.

Career path

For those responsible for looking after adults, safeguarding is essential for a career in health and social care.


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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