Advanced Safeguarding Adults Training (Level 2)

Advanced Safeguarding Adults (Level 2)
£40 +VAT

This course will develop your knowledge of safeguarding adults, including the principles of capacity and consent, different types of abuse and neglect and how to respond to a disclosure. You will learn the six principles of safeguarding and ways to minimise the risk of abuse, as well as the importance of record keeping and whistleblowing.

The course outlines the principles of safer recruitment, together with the different types of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and how to obtain them. By the end of this training, you will also be aware of the relevant legislation and responsibilities of statutory bodies.

  • Developed by safeguarding professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Skills for Health accredited and Skills for Care endorsed training provider
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2-3 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for workers in any industry that interact with adults with safeguarding needs. Example job roles include those working in hospitals, GP surgeries, nursing homes, care homes, domiciliary care, religious organisations or community groups.

This course is written at an advanced level, meaning that you should already have some understanding of safeguarding. It is aimed at those who have specific responsibilities for safeguarding adults, such as managers.

If you are new to safeguarding training, or you are a worker without specific safeguarding responsibilities, then it’s recommended that you consider the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (SOVA) course which is less advanced and aimed at workers of all levels.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital

High Speed Training was the very first training provider to be awarded the prestigious Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital. Skills for Health is the UK’s Sector Skills Council for Health, responsible for informing national policy, maintaining the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and championing the entire UK healthcare workforce.

The Skills for Health Quality Mark Digital demonstrates exceptional, quality assured learning and development. Meaning that our training processes have met rigorous quality assurance assessment and nationally recognised expectations of the UK health sector.

Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

Learn more about our Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

We're proud to be officially endorsed by Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in social care in England and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Skills for Care endorsement is a trusted quality mark only awarded to the best learning and development providers within the social care sector.

Care England National Care Forum Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Member

Our Commitment to Health and Social Care

High Speed Training has supported thousands of Health and Social Care workers in gaining accredited certificates to help them deliver safe and effective care. We best serve care providers by committing to being at the forefront of sector issues, policy and legislation, ensuring our training is up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful.

As part of our commitment to Health and Social Care, we have worked hard to build partnerships with authorities and leading bodies, including Care England, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and the National Care Forum (NCF).

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Course content

1Introduction to Safeguarding Adults

Defining 'an adult with safeguarding needs', the importance of safeguarding, case study, safeguarding adults legislation and the six principles of safeguarding.

2Understanding Capacity and Consent

What is consent, principles of the Mental Capacity Act, assumption of capacity, support to make decisions, unwise decisions, best interests, least restrictive option, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Liberty Protection Safeguards.

3Understanding the Types of Abuse

What is abuse, who carries out abuse, types of abuse, exploitation and minimising the risk of abuse.

4Responding to Concerns and Disclosures

What is a disclosure, responding to disclosures, post-disclosure practice and record keeping, reporting your concerns, allegations about staff members, responsibilities of statutory bodies, complaints and whistleblowing and what happens next.

5Principles of Safer Recruitment

What is safer recruitment, what is regulated activity, different types of DBS checks and obtaining a DBS check.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will know:

  • How to identify an adult in need of safeguarding support.
  • Your legal responsibilities for safeguarding adults under relevant legislation.
  • The principles of capacity and consent, including how to support decision making and best interests.
  • What the different types of abuse and neglect are, and how to identify them.
  • The steps to take to minimise an adult’s risk of abuse or neglect.
  • How to deal with a safeguarding disclosure and keep accurate records.
  • The roles of statutory bodies and how they will act following a referral.
  • Safer recruitment responsibilities, including how to obtain a DBS check.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.