The AoFAQ Level 2 National Award in the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)
The AoFAQ Level 2 National Award in the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults provides learners with the underpinning knowledge to support organisations in their commitment and legal obligation to safeguard vulnerable adults.
The course has been developed using Government guidance including the ‘No Secrets’ 2000 document and is suitable for paid workers, volunteers, supervisors, managers etc. within health and social care. It is also ideal for anyone who requires refreshing their knowledge on safeguarding vulnerable adults. The course is designed to provide a national syllabus, but with the opportunity to add local policies and procedures to allow the course to be tailored to each organisation needs.
Course Duration: Typically 1 day
Compliance and Regulatory Requirements
The Level 2 National Award in the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults qualification has been developed using Government guidance including the ‘No Secrets’ 2000 document and is suitable for paid workers, volunteers, supervisors, managers etc. within health and social care. It is also ideal for anyone who requires refreshing their knowledge on safeguarding vulnerable adults.
Name: AoFAQ LEVEL 2 National Award in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Qualification Type: Non RQF
Guided Learning Hours: 8 (this qualification requires a minimum of 6 classroom hrs.)
Where this qualification is undertaken in less than 8 hrs, additional learner instruction may be undertaken through research i.e. Internet, reading or work based activities.
Validity: 3 years
Certificate Price £6.50 + VAT*
* No charge is made for Learners who have failed to attain required standard to receive the award.
1. Know the principles of safeguarding within a health and social care context.
1.1 State the principles of safeguarding vulnerable adults
1.2 Define the terms “abuse” and ‘significant harm’
1.3 List the risk factors which may contribute to abuse
1.4 State the role of the Disclosure and Barring Service.
2. Know the different types of abuse and the possible indicators of abuse.
2.1 List the different categories of abuse with the possible indicators of abuse
3.1 List the responsibilities of an employee in reporting suspected abuse
3.2 Define the term ‘whistle blowing’
3.3 State the actions to be taken in the event of a disclosure made to a staff member
- Multi Choice Questions (MCQ)
To Awarded this qualification the Learner must achieve a percentage pass in the MCQ paper.
AoFAQ Centre and Trainer Support Materials
The following is exclusively available from AoFAQ to support the qualification:
- This gives details of all the Learning Outcomes with Assessment Criteria and full requirements for the qualification.
Scheme of Work:
- This is a detailed construction on how to present the qualification to Learners.
- Full colour brochure for your clients – can be branded with your Centre details
- AoFAQ have produced a professionally designed PowerPoint that maps the Learning Outcomes to assist the Trainer in presentation of the course. A sample of the slides can be seen in the above graphic.
All these items are available FREE of charge to AoFAQ Approved Centres when 10 Certificates are purchased in advance.
Trainer, Assessor and IQA Requirements
Trainer, Assessor Requirements
AOFAQ recognises the variety of qualifications available. In order to deliver this course, the tutor must have a teaching qualification and/or teaching experience and a suitable qualification in the field of safeguarding adults. Tutors must maintain their own continued personal development to ensure subject currency.
Acceptable teaching/ training qualifications:
The tutor must hold one of the following:
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
- Certificate in Education (CERT ED)
- Diploma in Education (DIP ED)
- Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector (PTLLS)
- Certificate in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (CTLLS)
- Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (DTLLS)
- Master of Arts in Education (MA ED)
- Master of Arts in Professional Development, Education and Training (MA PDET)
- Professional trainer certificate
- IHCD Instructional methods course
- Level 3 or 4 NVQ Learning and Development
- CIPD Certificate in Learning Practice
- Proof of 30 hours of training in any subject (must be verifiable)
If the teaching or training qualification you hold is not listed, please contact us for assistance.
Acceptable subject knowledge qualifications may include:
The tutor must hold one of the following:
- Diploma/degree in Social Work
- Safeguarding adults train the trainer.
- Registered Nurse with experience in safeguarding adults
- Ambulance technician/Paramedic qualification with experience in safeguarding adults
- Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (adults)
- Attendance at an AOFAQ subject specific seminar
- Any other qualification approved by AOFAQ.
Note: This list is not exhaustive
If no formal Trainer/Assessor qualifications are held:
It is recognised that trainer/assessors may not hold formal qualifications but may have significant experience in undertaking these roles. It is expected that the trainer/assessors be registered and working towards formal qualifications within one year and that the qualifications are gained within two years.
Internal Quality Assurers
Internal Quality Assurers must:
Meet the criteria of the trainer as listed.
- Have working knowledge of the requirements of the qualification they are quality assuring at the time any assessment is taking place
- Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the role of assessors
- Visit and observe assessments and carry out other related internal quality assurance
Note: It is understood that not all IQAs will be qualified initially, and that sufficient time should be considered to achieve these qualifications. During this time centres should ensure that IQAs are following the principles set out in the current Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment. This could be evidenced by holding a qualification such as:
- SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment
- RQF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Assessment
- Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
- Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (RQF)
- V1 or D34
Note: This list is not exhaustive.
Links and Downloads
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