Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)


Course Overview

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) course is designed to educate you with everything that you need for protecting the children’s welfare and vulnerable adults of your organisation as a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). Our experienced instructors formulated this course to make you understand the entire process and protocols of safeguarding.

This higher level of safeguarding training will provide you with the knowledge of child protection and policies, initial assessment process, when to make a referral, how the local community deal in such incidence and how to liaise with authorities. Along with these, you will learn how to be careful and identify any abuse or neglect that occurred with children of special needs. The course also includes how to concern other staff of your organisation, raise awareness of child protection to the parents as well as the local community, and maintain the records of all concerns and referrals.

After completing this program, you will be able to act appropriately in maintaining the child protection of your institute both inside and outside of the workplace. You can also get the scope of improving your career in either the same post or new job at any childcare organisation.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £109. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for Quality Licence Scheme endorsed and CPD accredited certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

In addition, to enhance the depth of your knowledge regarding the course and further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish. After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.

Why study this course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme. 

This Course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Who is This course for?

This Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) course is suitable for anyone interested in working in this sector or who simply wants to learn more about the topic. If you’re an individual looking to excel within this field then Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) course is for you.


The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16. 

Course Curriculum

Safeguarding Children
Module 01: Introduction to Safeguarding 00:21:00
Module 02: Laws and Guidance 00:43:00
Module 03: Child Abuse 00:49:00
Module 04: Child Sexual Exploitation 00:38:00
Module 05: Responding to Disclosure and Reporting 00:25:00
Module 06: Risks and Risk Assessment 00:16:00
Module 07: Things to Do after Referral 00:24:00
Module 08: Record Keeping 00:18:00
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Module 01: An Introduction to Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults 00:15:00
Module 02: Safeguarding Legislations 00:25:00
Module 03: Understanding Abuse and Neglect 00:25:00
Module 04: Safeguarding Vulnerable AdultsPolicy, Roles and Responsibilities 00:23:00
Module 05: Understanding the Importance of Communication in Care 00:20:00
Module 06: Sharing Information and Responding To a Disclosure 00:20:00
Module 07: Reporting Your Concern 00:17:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) 00:20:00
Assignment – Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Unlimited

Course Reviews


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  1. Very informative!


    Packed with information and very easy to navigate!

  2. Excellent


    A very thorough course, clear and concise. I feel much more knowledgeable after completing and even more confident in my role. The course is well presented and is broken into manageable modules so you can even fit them in around work or children.




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