Key Facts

Entry Level 3
Subject Sector:
14.1 Foundations for Learning and Life
Qualification No:
20 hours
Total qualification time:
20 hours
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • E-assessment
  • Multiple Choice Examination

  • 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.


    Mandatory Group

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory group.

    Keeping Safe and Healthy

    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
    Click here to view full unit details

    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 requirements

    There are no entry requirements.

    Funding information

    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:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    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).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    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:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim

    Additional funding information for Safeguarding & Wellbeing qualifications

    For Adults

    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.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Keeping Safe and Healthy Sample Assessments