Level 2 Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

Cache Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent


If you work with children, young people or vulnerable adults, you have a legal duty in respect of safeguarding and Prevent. You need to understand what that duty is, how to identify individuals at risk, and how to take action to prevent or report issues relating to safeguarding and Prevent. This course aims to provide you with the practical knowledge you need to be able to comply with this duty.


Key facts

  • Start date: On demand
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Location: Home-study
  • Fees: This course is FREE for those who successfully complete the qualification.
    If an applicant withdraws or fails to achieve the qualification a £100 administration charge will be made.

Your future

This qualification will enhance your understanding of safeguarding and Prevent, which will serve to enhance your CV and help you to perform effectively in your existing job.

You may want to go on to take further distance learning courses such as Equality and Diversity, Understanding Behaviour that Challenges, or Understanding Data Protection and Data Security.

Entry requirements

These qualifications are FREE* to all applicants who meet the following requirements:

  • You are 19 or over and are working or looking for work
  • If you are aged 19 – 23 you must have a Level 2 qualification (i.e. 5 GCSE’s at C/4 Grade)
  • You have been resident in the EU for last three years
  • Not enrolled on another funded course (if you are on another course, please let us know so that we can check eligibility)
  • You live in England (please provide postcode as there are some areas of the country where we cannot enrol students)

Distance Learning: Key Facts

  • Available to study in a workbook or online
  • Each course takes up to 12 weeks to complete
  • Expert tutors available for help, advice, and feedback throughout the course
  • All qualifications are nationally recognised and recommended by OFSTED for good practice
  • Improved individual knowledge and workforce skills and motivation
  • Improves employee CV and CPD (Continuous Professional Development) records

How to Apply

To apply, please email distancelearning@smbgroup.ac.uk.