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Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

Course ID: 175233

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • This course is suitable for adults aged 19 and over.
  • You’ll be able to study at a time to suit you, in the comfort of your own home.
  • The course is free of charge to adults who meet eligibility criteria.
  • The course is delivered using an online platform, supported throughout by a member of our experienced team.
  • Ideal for students looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of this topic.
  • You’ll be supported, no matter what your learning style or needs. We have an amazing team of staff to help you achieve your best.

What to expect from the course

In 2019, a grand total of 5,738 individuals were referred to the Prevent programme, with the education sector constituting 33% of this figure. Safeguarding is a fundamental aspect of any position that entails working with children, young people, or vulnerable adults.

This level 2 qualification, widely recognized throughout the nation, covers a range of important topics related to safeguarding. These include recognizing signs of abuse, understanding legal and ethical responsibilities, implementing efficient reporting procedures, and ensuring the well-being of children and young adults.

This comprehensive course is designed to cover the following 3 units in detail:
1. Understanding the Prevent duty: Gain a deep understanding of the legal responsibilities and obligations under the Prevent duty policy and learn how to effectively implement it to safeguard individuals and communities.
2. Understanding safeguarding: Explore the key principles and best practices of safeguarding, including recognizing and responding to signs of abuse, ensuring a safe environment, and promoting the well-being of vulnerable individuals.
3. Understanding online safety: Delve into the intricacies of online safety, including identifying potential risks, understanding digital citizenship, and implementing strategies to protect individuals from online threats.

By providing a thorough examination of these units, this course equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complex landscape of safeguarding and online safety.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Students should be 19+ and be working at a minimum of Level 1 English.

For further information or to discuss options please email


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over.
If you are unemployed or earning less than £33,958.60 a year? You may qualify to join this course for free.
To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 811.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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