Qualification overview and objective
The objective of this qualification is to support a role in the workplace. Learners may be working, or wishing to work, with children and young people. This includes those in voluntary or unpaid roles.
The qualification covers how to safeguard and protect children, young people and practitioners in the workplace as well as how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused. Children are those aged below 16 and young people are those aged between 16 and 18.
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015, Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and the Children Act 2004, place duties on a range of organisations to ensure they have regard to the need to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This includes the need for appropriate safeguarding training, as employers are responsible for ensuring staff are competent to carry out their responsibilities towards the safeguarding of children and young people. This qualification can be used to support the training of employees.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16+.
It is recommended learners have a level 1 in literacy and numeracy before registering for the qualification.
This qualification is suitable for delivery in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Guidance on delivery
The total qualification time for this qualification is 10 and of this 8 is recommended as guided learning hours.
TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.
This qualification is expected to be delivered within a 1-day period. This delivery programme may be adjusted in accordance with learners' needs and/or local circumstances. Centres should ensure their delivery is appropriate to the cohort they are delivering to in terms of the region they currently work within, as practices and terminology may differ.
Guidance on assessment
This qualification is assessed through an open-response learner workbook. This assessment model requires learners to provide a short response to prescribed questions within a workbook set by Highfield Qualifications. Successful learners must demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus. This assessment is supported and assessed by the nominated tutor/assessor and records must be maintained and held at the centre for quality assurance purposes. For more information on this method of assessment, including quality assurance processes, please refer to the Highfield Tutor, Assessor and IQA Support Pack, which is available to download from the Highfield website (download area).
Centres must take all reasonable steps to avoid any part of the assessment of a learner (including any internal quality assurance and invigilation) being undertaken by any person who has a personal interest in the result of the assessment.
Course Fees £475.00
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