Key Facts

Level 2
Subject Sector:
15.5 Law and Legal Services
Qualification No:
32 hours
Total qualification time:
40 hours
Age Range:

Qualification purpose

Prepare for employment

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    These qualifications have been developed to accredit the training provided to adults taking on the role of an ‘appropriate adult’, providing support to children and vulnerable adults while they are in police custody. The qualifications have been produced with the support of the National Appropriate Adult Network and in particular with guidance from Norfolk Appropriate Adult Service.

    The objective of the Gateway Qualifications suite of Working as an Appropriate Adult qualifications is to prepare the learner to take on a specific role within a given occupational area.

    Once completed, the qualification provides progression into the appropriate adult role, working either with children, vulnerable adults or both, according to which qualification is selected.

    Rules of Combination

    The learner must complete two mandatory units totalling 4 credits.



    Learners must complete two mandatory units totalling 4 credits.

    The Role of the Appropriate Adult

    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
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    Working as an Appropriate Adult for Juveniles

    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?


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


    Progression & 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

    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