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FAA Level 1 Award in Awareness of Safeguarding 

This 4 hour 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.

This qualification is regulated in the UK and awarded by First Aid Awards. FAA are an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and SQA Accreditation. The qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) 

Qualification Delivery

The class ratio for the qualification is a maximum of 16 learners to 1 Trainer/Assessor. The minimum classroom contact time of 4 hours should be delivered over a minimum of half a day. The course can be spread over a maximum of 2 weeks, ensuring that each session is a minimum of two hours


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

Entry Requirements

Learners must be a minimum of 14 years of age upon course commencement. A maximum of 16 learners can be accommodated on this course.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria

A regulated qualification has set learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The qualification is assessed through a 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.

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