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Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults – Level 2

This course focuses on keeping young children and vulnerable adults safe from modern-day risks.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Sport
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 2
Hours: 3.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £117.5
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Course Information for Students

This course focuses on keeping young children and vulnerable adults safe from modern-day risks. It looks at safeguarding procedures and the risks associated with knife crime and radicalisation. It also includes a review of how to communicate effectively and identify problems that could be occurring.

The course consists of two three-hour sessions and is scheduled to run online on the following start dates:

EA Wednesday: 18/10/23 – 25/10/23

EB Wednesday: 13/12/23 – 20/12/23

EC Wednesday: 7/02/24 – 14/02/24

ED Wednesday: 20/03/24 – 27/03/24

EE Wednesday: 15/05/24 – 22/05/24

The course costs £117.50 and requires a minimum cohort of six candidates in order to run.

There are no specific entry requirements but candidates should have the literacy skills to write at a Level 2 standard.

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

This course will be delivered on-site.

There are no additional costs but, to access online sessions, you will need stable wifi and your own laptop.

Assessment is through coursework and online exam.

It is expected that reading and revision is undertaken between sessions 1 and 2.

This qualification provides progression to sector-specific qualifications at DCG, for example the:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 Award in Smoking Cessation
  • Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 1, 2023 1:35 pm