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Health & Social Care

Mode of study Distance Learning
Duration Please ring for details
Course code PLR2ODL048 (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is aimed at anyone who has a responsibility for safeguarding children, young people or vulnerable adults. It will be particularly useful for people working in a training / educational setting, youth workers, and those involved in the running of youth sports teams and community groups that support children and young people.

  • Entry Requirements

    Learners should be aged over 19, but otherwise there are no specific entry requirements for this programme.

  • What does the course involve?

    The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent comprises three mandatory units that are presented in two concise modular workbooks:


    Unit 01: Understanding the Prevent duty


    Unit 02: Understanding safeguarding
    Unit 03: Understanding online safety

    Each Workbook has an Assessment that you will need to complete.

  • How is the course assessed?

    To pass this qualification, learners are required to complete formal Assessments (one after each module) submitted to us for marking.

  • How much does it cost?

    This course is currently being offered free of charge. If, however, the learner withdraws early without a valid reason, a charge may be incurred to cover the cost of the supplied materials.

  • What do I do next?

    If you are interested in enrolling or would like further information, please contact the Distance Learning Team on 01743 342355 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will advise you about the course, how to study, examinations and tutor support. Please note: If course fees are applicable, then they will be payable at the time of your enrolment.

Nicole Milner

Nicole Milner

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous school: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I want to become a paramedic and the work placements you do on this course have helped me get my foot in the door and start on my way to my dream career. I especially enjoy learning the psychological side of Health & Social Care.

Rhona Darling

Rhona Darling

Health & Social Care BTEC
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

Currently, I am a student midwife at De Montfort University in Leicester. Being able to study Health and Social Care and A Level Biology helped me prepare for university and provided me with the vocational skills and experiences, together with the academic ability, which gave me a significant advantage in an extremely competitive course and profession. It was the best decision I made choosing these courses.

Gareth Matthews

Gareth Matthews

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care
Previous Institution: William Brookes School

The College’s partnership with The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is an amazing opportunity for students. I have just started as a Health Care Assistant at Shrewsbury Hospital and other students will now have the advice and guidance to help them get experience and jobs in the NHS too.

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Career Options

  • Fire service officers (watch manager and below)

    Up to £37,000

  • Health and safety officers

    Up to £43,000


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