Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College



Further Details




Health & Social Care

Course Start Date

Tuesday 1st August 2023

Course Duration

Part-time, 1 Year

Course Time

00:00 - 00:00

Course Fee

£ 362.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

This self-learning course has been developed to fit around you and your lifestyle.
Assignments can be completed online or in a workbook format.
You will be assigned a tutor who will be available to offer guidance and support through your learning journey.

This qualification is designed for learners who want the knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and prevent.
Official data showed that over 7,500 people were referred to the Prevent programme in 2015/16. The purpose of this qualification is to support anyone who is responsible for the safeguarding of people and for helping prevent radicalisation. It gives learners an understanding of recognising the signs of abuse, how to reduce the risk of radicalisation and the potential consequences of illegal online activity.

Course Requirements

Aged 19+
Lived in the UK for 3 years



What you will Learn

On this course you will:
Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
Evidence your competency to employers
Further your personal and professional development
Know how to recognise signs of abuse or potential harm
Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college


Assignments can be completed online or in a workbook format


Upon successful completion of the course students may wish to continue their education and enrol onto our other flexible learning courses listed below:
Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

Career Options

Completing a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent course demonstrates your knowledge of safeguarding and prevention measures, particularly in the context of vulnerable individuals and the prevention of radicalisation and extremism. While this certification may not directly lead to specialized roles, it can be valuable for enhancing your qualifications in various professions that require safeguarding awareness. Here are some career options you can consider:

Teaching Assistant: Many schools and educational institutions require their staff to have an understanding of safeguarding and prevent strategies, especially if they work with children and young people.

Social Work Assistant: Working alongside qualified social workers, you can assist in cases involving individuals at risk, ensuring that safeguarding protocols are followed.

Healthcare Support Worker: In healthcare settings, you can help ensure the safety and well-being of patients by applying safeguarding principles. This is particularly important in roles involving vulnerable populations, such as the elderly or those with mental health issues.

Community Outreach Worker: These professionals often work with vulnerable communities. Your knowledge of safeguarding and prevention can be valuable when addressing social issues and supporting those at risk.

Care Worker: In the field of social care, safeguarding is critical to protect vulnerable individuals. A Level 2 certificate can be an asset when applying for care worker roles.

Mental Health Support Worker: Individuals with mental health issues may be more susceptible to safeguarding concerns. Your understanding of safeguarding and prevention measures is valuable in this context.

Youth Worker: Youth workers deal with young people, and safeguarding knowledge is essential to create safe and supportive environments.

Housing Support Worker: In this role, you can assist individuals who may be vulnerable, homeless, or at risk. Understanding safeguarding is crucial for their well-being.

Volunteer Coordinator: Coordinating volunteers for various organisations, especially those working with vulnerable groups, requires a grasp of safeguarding principles.

Customer Service Representative: In customer-facing roles in sectors such as retail, hospitality, or transportation, knowledge of safeguarding can help employees identify and report concerns related to customers’ well-being.

Administrative Roles in Social Services: Administrative positions in social services departments may benefit from safeguarding knowledge, especially when handling case files and sensitive information.

While this certification provides a foundation in safeguarding and prevention, it’s important to note that many professions will require more specialised and in-depth training and qualifications. Consider further education and training to advance in your chosen career path and stay current with safeguarding practices and regulations. Additionally, gaining practical experience and networking within the field can be beneficial for career advancement.

Mandatory Units

Understanding the Prevent Duty
Understanding Safeguarding
Understanding Online Safety

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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