This one-day award focuses on keeping young children and vulnerable adults safe from modern day risks. The course looks at safeguarding procedures and the risks associated with knife crime and radicalisation. It includes a review of how to communicate effectively and identify problems that could be occurring.
There are no specific entry requirements.
The course will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to:
• Understand the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
• Understand how to safeguard and protect children and vulnerable adults from radicalisation and extremism
• Understand effective communication approaches when working with children and vulnerable adults
• Understand the psychological and social issues faced by children and vulnerable adults.
Assessment is through coursework.
This qualification provides progression to sector-specific qualifications, for example the:
*In this instance the student will remain anonymous because of the confidential nature of their career.
A former Derby College public services student is joining the National Crime Agency to help bring to justice child sex offenders and terrorists.
He opted to take BTECs at the college rather than A levels because they were tailor-made for what he needed. He enjoyed the courses but admits he could have worked harder.
Then, starting a foundation degree, there was a crisis in the family. The keen student developed his knowledge and went on to gain further qualifications. Now, after a stringent vetting process involving both himself and his family, he is awaiting a start date with the agency.
He will work as a G6 officer in child sexual exploitation and anti-terrorism “alongside officers to make sure everything is ready for interviews.”
“Derby College helped me massively, 100 per cent,” he said.
I had to mature quickly. I thought about dropping out, but my lecturers helped me so much, they gave me leeway. They’d ask me after a lecture how I was, personally, and gave me a little extra help.
I’d recommend the college to anybody interested in the field.