Safeguarding Awareness Level 1


This qualification will provide an understanding of safeguarding which can be used in a workplace, activity group or any instance where a person comes into contact with children or adults at risk. The qualification provides learners with the knowledge to identify a safeguarding concern, record a disclosure and report to the appropriate person.

SKU: DLSG1 Category:
Guaranteed Safe Checkout

Course Duration

The Level 1 Awareness of Safeguarding qualification has 4 assigned guided learning hours (GLH) and 5 hours total qualification time (TQT). GLH indicates the number of contact hours that the learner will undertake being taught or assessed under the immediate guidance or supervision of the trainer/assessor in the classroom. TQT includes GLH but also considers any unsupervised learning or preparation that a learner may undertake independently which could include self-study or the completion of set tasks.
The minimum classroom contact time of 4 hours can be delivered in 1 day or can be completed over a maximum of 2 weeks ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours.
The learner ratio for the qualification is a maximum of 16 learners to 1 trainer/assessor.

Level 1 Awareness of Safeguarding Course Syllabus

A range of Safeguarding related subjects are covered including:

  • Safeguarding legislation and guidance
  •  Roles and responsibilities
  • Abuse and neglect
  • Identifying concerns and disclosure
  • Making judgements
  • Reporting safeguarding concerns

The course is aimed at those needing to raise awareness of safeguarding risks for children, young people and adults at risk. Perhaps useful to learners new into care, childcare, education or afterschool clubs.


The qualification is assessed by a written assessment including open and multiple-choice questions. A learner must successfully pass the written assessment to achieve the qualification. There is no grading of the assessment; learners pass or are referred.


A Level 1 Award in Awareness of Safeguarding will be issued to the learner, subject to successful assessment. The qualification does not have an expiry date, but refresher training and keeping up to date with changes to policies, procedures and new legislation through ongoing CPD is vital. For further information see the Qualification Specification.

In-House / On-site courses

If you have several employees that you wish to train why not consider an onsite course. Arko Training are able to provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements. We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK . To learn more why not simply complete the Request a Quote  form. Prices are for a maximum of 12 delegates per instructor.

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