Level 2

NCFE/CACHE Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care


6 weeks


Rush Green Campus




Adult 19+

If you work in health and social care, you'll need to understand safeguarding in order to protect the health, well-being and human rights of the people you care for.

This course is delivered entirely online and can be studied at a pace that suits you. You could complete in as little as 6 weeks dependent on the time you can commit.

It'll teach you about the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding, as well as the dilemmas you might face when working in adult health and social care and the responsibilities you have to the people you care for.

On this course you'll:

  • learn the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding
  • investigate the principles and how they are applied
  • examine dilemmas that can arise
  • learn the consequences when care principles are not upheld

This Level 2 course is free if you:

  • currently live in England
  • are aged 19+
  • have been a resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years
  • are not be on an apprenticeship

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have earned a NCFE CACHE Level 2 certificate which could also help you progress your career, or enter a new sector.

We offer a range of online courses for adult learners. See the full range of courses here.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.