Safeguarding in a Learning Environment

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award
Learn the key competencies of child protection to keep children safe from harm, such as illness, abuse or injury.
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Five days a week, thirty-nine weeks of the year: that’s how long the average child spends at school, so it’s hugely important that each and every one of them feels safe, valued and protected. Not to mention, parents need to be able to feel confident that their children are in an environment that will give them the freedom to learn and achieve their full potential. This level 1 safeguarding course will equip you with the skills to do just that.

In this Safeguarding Level 1 course, you’ll discover how to prevent and detect harm to children. You’ll examine different types of abuse, the tell-tale signs, and the procedures that need to be followed to report it. You’ll study key legislation which protects young people from harm, as well as how you can help them to stay safe from dangers such as cyber-bullying.

This distance learning safeguarding course is essential for those who come into contact with children as part of their working role including voluntary work and those who work with children on a daily basis e.g. teachers, dental staff, nursery nurses, child-minders, foster carers, teaching assistants or administration staff. It’s a knowledge-only qualification suitable for learners aged 14 and above, no real work environment placement is required, and you can study online from home.

What you will learn

  1. Unit 1 - Understanding the need for safeguarding in a learning environment

    • Understand the policies and procedures for safeguarding in your learning environment
    • Understand why safeguarding is important in your learning environment
    • Understand the importance of learning in an environment that actively values equality and diversity
    • Understand key aspects of health and safety regulations in their learning environment and know how to comply with these regulations
  2. Unit 2 - Establishing safe personal boundaries in a learning environment (optional)

    • Knowing what makes a safe learning environment
    • Understand how to create safe personal boundaries in the learning environment
  3. Unit 3 - Staying safe online in a learning environment (optional)

    • Understand the need to stay safe whilst working online within the learning environment
    • Understanding the key point of internet privacy, confidentiality, data protections and freedom of information guidelines within the learning environment
  4. Unit 4 - Investigating cyber-bullying in a learning environment (optional)

    • Know the dangers associated with cyber-bullying
    • Understand ways of preventing cyber-bullying
  5. Unit 5 - Investigating harassment and bullying in a learning environment (optional)

    • Know what is meant by harassment and bullying
    • Understand policies and procedures for harassment and bullying within a learning environment
  6. Unit 6 - Recognising abuse in a learning environment (optional)

    • Understand how to recognise signs of abuse, harm and neglect of young people within a learning environment
    • Know what to do when there are concerns about young people’s safety and welfare
  7. Unit 7 - Staying safe in a work environment (optional)

    • Know what makes a safe working environment whilst on work experience as part of a learning agreement
    • Know ways of preventing bullying and harassment whilst learning in a work environment

Awarding Body

Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education Logo

CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive the following qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Safeguarding in a Learning Environment. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 1 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

NCFE CACHE has been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and is one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.

How is this course assessed or examined?

Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

To be awarded this Award, you are required to successfully complete one mandatory unit and three optional units. You will be assessed based on a portfolio of evidence.

This is a regulated qualification that is internally assessed and externally quality assured. Staff involved in the assessment and of this qualification are able to demonstrate that they have the relevant occupational knowledge and competence, at the same level or higher as the units being evaluated.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English. There is a minimum study age of 14.

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