Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care NCFE CACHE Certificate Level 2

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This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care. The duration of the course is 6-12 weeks.

Course Information

Learners will investigate the principles and how they are applied in everyday work contexts. They’ll also have an opportunity to examine the dilemmas that can arise and the consequences when these principles aren’t upheld.

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Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to develop their understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding in an adult health and social care context. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progress to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications within apprenticeship frameworks within health or health and social care, or to develop within their current job role within health and social care.

Units / Modules

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Understand safeguarding in adult health and social care
  • Unit 02 Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice
  • Unit 03 Understand duty of care in adult health and social care
  • Unit 04 Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care

There is no grading for this qualification.

Benefits / Skills

This qualification will help you get into, or progress within, employment in the healthcare or social care sectors in a variety of job roles where an understanding dignity and safeguarding. You can also take this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector.

Entry Requirements

There aren’t any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Career Progression

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you to enter, or progress within, employment in the Health and Social Care sector. This qualification will provide the underpinning knowledge of understanding dignity and safeguarding. Successful completion will help support a number of job roles within the Health and Social Care sector:

  • care assistant or worker
  • personal care assistant 
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • key workers in residential/domiciliary/day care settings
  • palliative care hospice worker
  • home care support worker
  • re-enablement worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • counsellor
  • bereavement support worker.

The qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas: Horizontal progression into, for example:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

Vertical progression into, for example:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
  • Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

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Course Details

Duration

Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

13/09/2021

Course Code

77216-01

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Trips and Opportunities

The qualification is supported by employers in the Health and Social Care sector.

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