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:
Young security officer Amy Dennis said Broomfield Hall's uniformed public services course opens students' eyes to jobs they "probably had no idea were even out there." Nineteen-year-old Amy is thoroughly enjoying her work in the departure lounge at East Midlands Airport. She got the opportunity after representatives from security firm Wilson James came into college and said they were recruiting. College teachers helped her land part-time work at East Midlands Airport and Amy so impressed bosses that she was taken on full-time in July. She said several guest speakers on her two year course gave students an insight into a wide range of career options which they may never have previously considered. The teachers really "connected" with the Level 2 students.
Amy said: "It was so good. I'd recommend it to anybody, particularly if you don't know exactly what you want to do.
"It opens your eyes to so many opportunities and to jobs that you probably had no idea were even out there.
"I've learnt a lot on the job and I learned a lot at the college – it's definitely helped a lot on the customer services side of what I do.
"I feel like I've got a career for the future that I'm enjoying and it wouldn't have happened without the contacts the college have."