Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
These qualifications are intended to support centres in developing learners’ understanding of how to keep safe and healthy, by increasing their awareness of potential risks and the positive actions they can take to reduce or avoid them. The qualifications have been developed in collaboration with FE colleges.
The qualifications provide an introduction to keeping safe and healthy: through paying attention to diet, exercise, and sexual health, understanding the impact of lifestyle choices, and being alert and able to deal with risks to personal safety and when online.
The qualification will be awarded to learners who successfully achieve the single mandatory unit via an online multiple-choice examination.
Rules of Combination
Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit.
Learners must achieve the single mandatory group.
Keeping Safe and Healthy
What is the purpose of this qualification?
This qualification is designed to help learners understand how to keep safe and healthy, through developing their awareness of potential risks and the positive actions they can take to reduce them.
What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?
Learners will develop their knowledge of: diet, exercise, drugs and alcohol and their potential impact on health and wellbeing; sexual health, sexuality and gender identity; personal and online safety, including potential risks to safety and ways to reduce these.
How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?
This qualification provides learners with a good overview in terms of keeping safe and healthy; we offer more targeted qualifications in e-safety or looking after own mental wellbeing, if learners/providers are looking for qualifications with a more specific focus in each of these areas.
How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?
The qualification provides learners with the background knowledge to help keep themselves safe and healthy, making them more aware of potential risks and ways to reduce or avoid these.
Progression & entry requirementsThere are no entry requirements.
There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.
The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:
The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).
How to find a learning aim
If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:
Additional funding information for Safeguarding & Wellbeing qualifications
This qualification is eligible for funding under the adult education budget (AEB).
This qualification is eligible for funding under the European Social Fund (ESF).
For Young People
This qualification appears on the section 96 approved qualification list for delivery to young people aged less than 19 years old.
This qualification is available for funding as part of a study programme.
We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.
This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.
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