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Certificate in Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care

Level:
Level 2
Course Code:
PDMN0113/12/A
Location:
Distance / Blended Learning
Duration:
16 weeks


Have you ever thought about how you could help protect innocent and vulnerable people who might be suffering from abuse, harm or neglect within the adult health & social care sector? This qualification will introduce you to the concept of duty of care, you will explore dilemmas and public concerns associated with this sector, maintaining dignity and the principles of safeguarding and protection.

"I learnt a great deal, this will be useful within my role. Also, the support and feedback from my tutor was very supportive and easy to understand."

FAQs  

In 2013, a total of 176,000 safeguarding alerts were reported to councils with Adult Social Services responsibilities. One third of these cases involved physical abuse
and neglect, making this the most common cause of safeguarding alerts. Have you ever thought about how you could help protect innocent and vulnerable people who
might be suffering from abuse, harm or neglect within the adult health and social care sector? This qualification will provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of dignity and safeguarding.

Unit 1: Understanding safeguarding in adult health and social care
This unit introduces the national and local contexts of safeguarding and protection from abuse, and you will look at recognising abuse and harm, responding to possible cases of abuse or harm occurring within a health and social care setting.

Unit 2: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practices
You will focus on dignity, self-worth and well-being, and how they can be promoted through health and social care practice, considering how the individual patient is impacted by health and social care services and how principle of dignity can be applied.

Unit 3: Understand duty of care in adult health and social care
This unit explores the meaning of duty of care, along with how it influences health and social care practice. You will develop knowledge on the dilemmas and conflicts relating to duty of care and the support and advice available for resolving dilemmas.

Unit 4: Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care
Within this unit, you will develop an understanding of the various dilemmas that can occur in adult health and social care, including ways of recognising dilemmas, how to resolve them and the support available when dealing with dilemmas.
Each unit is assessed though short answer questions. Assessments are completed online via our online assessment platform or you can request paper-based assessments that you will need to post back to us.

This course is also available fully online (learning material and assessments).
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge based qualification and requires a good level of literacy, reading and writing.

Learners must be over 19 and resident in the UK or EU country for at least 3 years.
You will receive a study pack which contains your learning resources, study plan, study guide and how to access the online assessment platform. If you want to complete paper-based assessment you will have the option to request these when you enrol.

This course is also available fully online - learning materials and assessments
This is a distance / home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you. A subject specialist tutor will be allocated to you and you can email them should you have any questions relating to your course.

It is important that you can work independently and be dedicated to set time aside each week for your studies, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 4 to 6 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD - Continuing Professional Development.

There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £100.

For further information call Steve or Lida on 01271 852354 or email pddistancelearning@petroc.ac.uk

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Course Fees

Total Fee: £0