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QNUK - Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  Qualifications Network (QNUK). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (QNUK) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit QNUK web site

What is the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) course?

Category: Safeguarding
Level: Beginner

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) qualification is for candidates to understand the key principles of safeguarding adults. The qualification is aimed at those working in the health and social care sector. The qualification has been mapped against standard 10 of the Care certificate.

This qualification prepares Learners for employment within the health and social care setting however can also be undertaken by those already working in the sector as part of continual professional development.

Guided learning hours (GLH) = 6

Total Qualification Time (TQT) = 6

Who is the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) course designed for?

The QNUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) qualification is intended for those that are working in, or are looking to start work in health and social care. 

The qualification introduces the key principles associated with safeguarding adults at risk in a health and social care setting.

What subjects does the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) course cover?

Learning outcomes Assessment criterion

  • Understand the principles of safeguarding adults at risk in health and social care
  • Define key terms including:
    • Safeguarding
    • Harm
    • Restrictive practices
  • Identify key principles of legislation, codes of practice and policies which relate to the safeguarding of adults at risk
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of those safeguarding and protecting individuals
  • Be able to identify those at risk from harm
  • Outline why an individual may be vulnerable to harm or abuse
  • List common types of abuse
  • Identify the characteristics of different types of abuse
  • Know how to reduce the likelihood of abuse in health and social care
  • Describe how to promote an individual’s dignity and rights
  • Explain the importance of individualised, person centred care
  • Identify ways in which individuals can be supported in keeping themselves safe.
  • Identify sources of information and advice related to the prevention and protection of individuals
  • Know how to respond to suspicion or reports of abuse
  • Explain how to report cases of suspected abuse
  • List agencies with which information may be shared
  • Outline the importance of multi-agency working
How is the QNUK - Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) course assessed?

A multiple-choice question paper is used to assess that candidates meet the required level of competence. Candidates are required to score a minimum of 66% to be deemed competent.

This qualification is available to those over 18 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent

QNUK - Level 2 Award in Safeguarding Adults in Health and Social Care (RQF) course dates and locations