Understanding Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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The Level 2 Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values Certificate is ideal for employers looking to develop their safeguarding training for their staff or for individuals looking to upskill as it is suitable for anyone with a personal interest in this topic. It has the added benefit of being a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification and demonstrates your competency to employers. It can be used to update and continue your professional development, (CPD).

Throughout the course you will study the following:

  • Unit 1 – The Principles of Safeguarding
  • Unit 2 – The Importance of British Values
  • Unit 3 – The Prevent Duty and its importance in society
  • Unit 4 – The Importance of Online Safety

It will help to develop the skills needed to recognise the signs of radicalisation and extremism, whilst considering the principles of safeguarding, the prevent duty and its importance within society, as well as the importance of online safety and British Values. Having an understanding of safeguarding and prevent can support the wider safeguarding practices within the workplace.

What will I do?

You will study:

Unit 1 Principles of Safeguarding
Defining safeguarding. Develop an understanding of the types of abuse and the duty of care through the principles which underpin safeguarding of children, young people and adults. Investigate the appropriate responses to the disclosure of abuse.

Unit 2 - The Importance of British Values
Explore British Values. Discuss relevant legislation concerning counter-terrorism and human rights and liberty. Examine the impact of terrorism, extremism and radicalisation.

Unit 3 - The Prevent Duty and its Importance in Society
A closer look at prevent and CONTEST. Look at the key principles in duty and safeguarding. Investigate factors which may make an individual susceptible to radicalisation. Highlight reporting procedures.

Unit 4 - Positive uses of the internet
Looking at the levels of the web and identifying vulnerable individuals who may be at risk of negative online activity.

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning courses can be studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

They are designed for independent study, and you do not have to attend any sessions, however your assigned tutor will provide you with support and guidance throughout your course. To ensure that you keep on track and meet the deadlines it is suggested that you undertake 5-10 hours study per week.

This course can only be studied via any of the below methods:

  • Fully online learning and assessment

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be assessed fully online – where you access all the learning materials and complete and submit your assessments online.

You will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.

It is important that you demonstrate to your Tutor that you have fully understood the question and applied your knowledge to each answer in a logical way. If your Tutor feels that an answer needs a little more detail, they will point this out in your feedback and you will be able to go back to the answer and rework it until you pass.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide