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Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1 1/2 hours
towards your CPD

It is vital that those working within health, social care or children and young people's settings not only understand what it means to have a duty of care in their work role but also how to effectively implement duty of care in everything they do.

On completion of this e-learning course, learners will be able to outline, understand and act upon their duty of care helping to ensure the safety and well-being of those they support and for their own professional development to ensure the balance between acting on their responsibilities and allowing people the rights to make choices.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Identify how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  • Address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual's rights and the duty of care
  • Outline how to respond to complaints

The content of this course has been mapped to the underpinning knowledge within the following units on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF):

Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

This unit is a mandatory unit within the following qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings

This unit is a mandatory unit within the following qualifications:
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce

For a full list of qualifications in which these units are mandatory please click here:

For more information about this or any of our courses mapped to the QCF please contact us on the details provided below.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • How Duty of Care Contributes to Practice
  • Addressing Conflicts or Dilemmas
  • How to Respond to Complaints and Summary

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at those working within health, social care or children and young people’s settings, including professional care and support workers and practitioners.


With approximately 40 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 and half hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

I liked listening to the information as it made it easier for me to take it in
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The voice assistance was very helpful and the page layout and information was very good.
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I like the practice questions as it allows me to check I have understood what I have just read.
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I like to be able to work in bite sized chunks as it fits in with work
17/02/2016 JJ
I like the practice questions at the end of each module and would prefer if there were even more as it allows me to test myself on my knowledge and everything that I have learnt previously
28/01/2016 JH
I feel this is excellent learning as you can go back to it at anytime rather than having to restart it when there are other things which need your attention
21/01/2016 RG
It was clearly set out
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Bright and colourful caught my attention
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Visual aids were very stimulating and kept me interested at all times
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The module was easy to understand and lots of information was given
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I liked the reflective analysis scenarios. Allowed you to pause and put yourself in that Situation
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Cost and Discounts

£30+ vat - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-605976.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1 1/2 hours.

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