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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
1
Qualification No:
601/7976/4
GLH:
10 hours
Total qualification time:
10 hours
Price:
£18.00 per learner
Age Range:
18+

Qualification purpose

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

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The objective of the Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People is to provide learners with knowledge and understanding to safeguard children, young people and practitioners in the workplace and how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused.

    There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding, although the learners may already be working within children and young people. Centres delivering this qualification can download a Safeguarding Learning and Assessment Workbook which contains learning materials and a workbook to assist learners in recording their evidence. Please contact Gateway Qualifications to obtain this.

    The qualification does not specifically link to any framework, but is based on the National Occupational Standards for Promoting the Safeguarding of Children and Young People.

    This qualification could lead to further learning to support the development of children and young people or into initial teacher training for the further education sector.


    This qualification is available to study through our partnership with Curriculum and Quality Solutions (CQS). For more information and prices please visit the CQS website.

     

    Study this qualification with CQS


    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete the single mandatory unit.


    Units

    Mandatory Group

    Learners must complete the one mandatory unit in order to achieve the qualification

    Introduction to safeguarding and protecting children or young people

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/504/3750
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is designed for those working with children and young people. It is intended to enable employees to develop and demonstrate their occupational knowledge of their duties as an employee within the children and young people sector.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification covers the core knowledge and skills required to understand how to safeguard and protect children, young people and practitioners in the workplace.

    It also helps learners to know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused.

    The qualification comprises of a single mandatory unit:

    • Introduction to safeguarding and protecting children or young people.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is primarily intended as a means of developing the competence of those already employed or wishing to be employed within job roles working with children and young people.


    What are the progression options?

    Learners could choose to progress to completing an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or other qualifications which can support continuous professional development in working with children and young people including:

    • Gateway Qualifications Level 4 Certificate In Supporting the Learning of Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
    • Gateway Qualifications Level 4 Award in Action Research
    • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award In Supporting the Maths Learning of Individuals with Dyslexia
    • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award In Supporting the Literacy Learning of Individuals with Dyslexia
    • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award In Supporting Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award In Supporting Children and Young People with Autism
    • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award In Education and Training
    • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award In e-Teaching.


    How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?

    Learners could choose to progress to completing an Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or other qualifications which can support continuous professional development in working with children and young people including:

    • Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award In Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness.


    Progression & entry requirements

    The qualification is available to learners aged 18 and above. No prior qualifications or specific level of attainment are required.

    Funding information

    Learning Aims Search

    The Hub provides a Learning Aims Search which you can use to check the funding status of any qualification or unit.

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Hub website

    From 1st July 2021, the Hub will be replaced by a new Find a learning aim (FALA) service. This service is currently in BETA so if you experience any issues with finding funding details, please double check on the Hub above, or contact your account manager.

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

    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


    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.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms

    Safeguarding Learning and Assessment Workbook