Distance Learning

Subject Area

Distance Learning

Course Length

16 Weeks


Adult, Distance Learning



Course Level


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Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those aged 19 who wish to develop their understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding in an adult health and social care environment.


What do you need to apply for the course?

Anyone wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes.

If this is your first full level 2 qualification you will be asked to complete a declaration form.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This programme is designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of dignity and safeguarding. It covers areas such as understanding the issues relating to safeguarding in health and social care, exploring current legislation and the roles of different agencies; the key principles of dignity, self-worth and well-being and the importance of professional relationships for supporting dignity in service provision. You will explore issues relating to duty of care and gain an understanding of possible conflicts and dilemmas faced between duty of care and individual rights and the reporting of unsafe practices. You will also explore potential dilemmas and public concern, identifying wider issues and how media reporting and people’s perception has impacted on adult health and social care practice and changes to service delivery.

How you will learn

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge.

Where could this course take you?

After successfully completing the course you will be able to progress on to further study in the field or other Distance Learning programmes. This may add to your own continuous professional development which may improve your career prospects.