Safeguarding Adults Level 1

Safeguarding Adults Level 1


The Safeguarding Adults Level 1 course is an in-depth training program designed to train those who work with adults or are aspiring to work with adults in a social care and health care setting. It explores the legal framework for safeguarding adults, the different types of abuse and offers step-by-step guidance on how to identify and report cases of abuse.

You will learn what is meant by the term “vulnerable adult” and will explore the groups of adults that may be at risk. This course includes practical exercises and case studies, including real-life scenarios related to safeguarding in a healthcare setting. On successful completion, learners will have the confidence and skills to ensure the welfare of adults under their care is adequately protected. 

Highlights  of The Safeguarding Adults Level 1

  • Gain a solid understanding of your legal requirements when working with adults & the legal framework for safeguarding
  • Learn the definition of a vulnerable adult and the key principles of safeguarding
  • Explore the different types of physical, emotional and psychological abuse
  • Develop your interpersonal, communication and listening skills to boost your professional development
  • Be able to identify signs of abuse in adults and know when and how to report cases of abuse 
  • Familiarise with key legislation such as the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Care Act 2014
  • Understand what groups of adults are vulnerable and may be at risk
  • Get step-by-step guidance on writing a referral and what to include in a written report

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

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

Who is This Course for?

This course is suitable for those who work with adults and wish to broaden their understanding of safeguarding practices and their legal responsibilities. It is ideal for those who work in social care and are required to provide for and support vulnerable adults in their day-to-day lives.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

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 an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Safeguarding Adults Level 1 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.

Career Path

On successful completion of this training certification, learners will have the practical skills and knowledge to explore the following roles:

  • Adult Support Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Adult General Nurse 
  • Adults Mental Health Support Worker

Course Curriculum

Safeguarding 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: Policy, 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 – Safeguarding Adults Level 1 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Safeguarding Adults Level 1 00:20:00

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