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Student Profile


This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of the principles of Safeguarding Children and Young People is an ideal course for those who work with children and young people who require specific training in this area.




The objectives of the course are to:

enable learners to recognise their role and take considered action (in relation to their job role)

develop personal skills and communication skills

develop learners’ understanding of their roles & responsibilities for keeping records and reporting appropriately

develop the learners’ awareness and basic knowledge of legal procedural frameworks

develop an awareness and understanding of the wider contexts of services (this encompasses multi-agency working)


Study Method


The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.  You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. 




Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  There is no external examination required.


Course Accreditation


At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 2 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.


Course Duration


Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.


Pack/Course Contents


Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:



Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course

Self-assessment activities


Tutor support

Assignment marking & feedback



Price and Payment Methods


Please refer to current price list


Course Contents

This course consists of three units of study:


Unit 1 Explore and understand roles in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people

The aim of this unit is to give learners the opportunity to explore the definition of safeguarding children and young people and to identify the different ways in which children and young people can be harmed. Learners will investigate the different types of abuse and understand the importance of a safe and healthy environment.

This unit also seeks to introduce the skills required for effective communication with a range of different professional agencies.


Unit 2 Understand legislation and policies which safeguard children and young people

The aim of this unit is to give learners an overview of the different legislation and policies which safeguard children and young people. Learners will explore the role of the Local Safeguarding Children Board and the Common Assessment Framework for children and young people, and know how to use them.


Unit 3 Develop personal skills to effectively contribute to the safeguarding of children and young people

The aim of this unit is to give learners a wider understanding of the role and value that parents and carers can have in supporting their children to achieve positive outcomes.

This unit also seeks to develop the skills required for promoting personal safety for children and young people and methods for protecting yourself from allegations of abuse.


Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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Enrol by phone: call 0845 65 22 187 quote course code 659

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