Safeguarding Adults - QLS Level 2 Course

Course Format:Online Course + Hard Copy Materials
Self-Study Time:Approximately 100 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-3 Working Days (Email & Recorded Delivery)
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Course Description

The Safeguarding Adults - QLS Level 2 Course is designed to improve the student's personal growth and development, enabling them to undertake their job responsibilities with greater confidence. The QCC (Quality Care Commission) advises that all care workers understand training related to the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults. This course provides a foundation of educational skills in the Safeguarding Adults at an introductory level.

The Objectives of the Course are to:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities and accountability of all those involved in the Safe Guarding of Vulnerable Adults.
  • Have the ability to recognise those at risk and the types of abuse and harm.

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.

Please Note: Hard-copy versions of this course are still being dispatched but there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.

The Safeguarding Adults - QLS Level 2 Course Includes the Following Units:
Topics include: Aims and Objectives, Who is a vulnerable adult? The Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS), Who must be checked? The Care Quality Commission (CQC), The Mental Capacity Act (2005), Depravation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).
Topics include: Aims and Objectives, Abuse and Neglect (often called elder abuse and neglect), Types of Neglect, Types of Abuse, How to recognise neglect and abuse, Possible Causes of Self-Neglect, Possible Causes of Elder Abuse, Reporting Abuse.
Topics include: Aims and Objectives, What is communication? Different types of Communication, Making sure that people understand, Is the message getting through? Using Questions, Barriers to Communication, Abusive Communication, Written Communication.
Topics include: Aims and Objectives, What is challenging behaviour, The ‘ABC’ of Behaviour, The Law, Common Law – Assault and Battery, Risk Assessment, Empowering People.

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.


Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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