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3 weeks

With this introductory Level 1 unit, you will develop an awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care. Some of the course content includes dealing with the protection of vulnerable adults and safeguarding children.

This will be useful for anyone currently working in a counselling role or within the wider Health and Social Care sector as you will gain an understanding of key topics such as the protection of vulnerable adults and children. 

The topics covered include:

  • Protection of vulnerable adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Understand the terms ‘harm, abuse and neglect’ in context
  • Know the actions to be taken when incidents of ‘harm, abuse and neglect’ are identified
  • Understand confidentiality and sharing information
  • Know who is responsible for safeguarding
  • Identify organisations responsibilities
  • Identify sources of information

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, you will need to pass an initial assessment to determine your English skills which should be at least Entry Level 3.

Some courses are free for eligible learners, this is shown in the course details. You may be eligible for a free course if you are:

  • Unemployed and in receipt of an income-based benefit (for example JSA, ESA or Universal Credit)
  • Employed and earning less than the low-income threshold
  • Studying for your first full Level 2 qualification on an eligible legal entitlement course
  • Aged 19-23 and studying for your first full Level 3 qualification or on an eligible legal entitlement course
  • Your eligibility for a free course will be assessed and confirmed at enrolment.
  • If you would like to discuss any aspect of fees and funding please call the Funding Team on 0161 280 8500, 0161 280 8581 or 0161 280 8689


Many of our adult learners pay for their Level 3 and above courses with an Advanced Learner Loan. If a loan is available this is indicated in the course details. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there are no credit checks. You only need to start paying back your Advanced Learner Loan when you are earning more than £25,000 per year.

Course Fee: £75.00

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Careers in Health & Social Care