Principles of Safeguarding

Spot the signs of learners who might be at risk of neglect & abuse

Safeguarding is a crucial role for anyone working with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults. A nationally-recognised FAA Level 3 Award, this qualification offers the tools and understanding to identify and protect people at risk of abuse or neglect. 

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Non-members  | £145
Standard members | £135
Plus members | £125

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FAA Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults (RQF)

Principles of Safeguarding is a one-day course, naturally tailored for our industry to highlight the importance of safeguarding. 

Safeguarding our pupils, and ourselves as trainers, means learning how to spot and help stop abusive, harmful and inappropriate behaviour – whether that behaviour is perpetrated by pupils, trainers themselves, other drivers or someone in your pupil’s family or friendship groups. Safeguarding is a crucial role for anyone working with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults. It is important that we, as trainers, recognise our own role and responsibilities for safeguarding.

Safeguarding is a critical gap in the ADI training process. Indeed we are one of the few training professions not to require mandatory safeguarding training  – yet we are amongst the most vulnerable to safeguarding breaches, given the one on one nature of driver training and the number of pupils being young people or vulnerable adults. 

Regulation is increasing to protect pupils as serious complaints against ADIs for alleged safeguarding breaches soar. While trainers find themselves at risk of threats of verbal or physical abuse from pupils and other motorists.

Whilst regulation is important, education could prove a much more powerful tool in stopping safeguarding breaches occurring, and stopping harm coming to any one. Learning what safeguarding is and how to play your role in protecting others, and yourself, is crucial to your professional development. 

We are now the first and only driver training organisation to offer a nationally accredited Level 3 qualification with our new Principles of Safeguarding course. With the subject of safeguarding being a hot topic for our industry, this course serves to provide a foundation of key topics and issues.

Accredited by Ofqual regulated First Aid Awards (FAA), this qualification offers the tools, knowledge and understanding to enable you to identify and deal with safeguarding issues, from recognising the warning signs of abuse and neglect, to how to safeguard yourself in everyday work and report identified incidents. We help you to ensure you not only have the appropriate knowledge and understanding of how to best manage a safeguarding breach with your pupils, but also to improve your awareness of safeguarding breaches that trainers can also fall into, sometimes completely innocently. 

On successful completion of the qualification assessment, you will be issued with a nationally recognised FAA Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults (RQF).

This is a nationally recognised award and is designed for all individuals who have contact with children, young people or vulnerable adults in their working environment, including voluntary work, regardless of the field they are directly involved in. This qualification can therefore be applied and transferred outside of your role as an ADI or rider trainer and is suitable for those working or volunteering in any working environment where individuals are likely to find themselves at risk. 

Course overview:

  • Safeguarding legislation and guidance
  • Indicators of abuse or neglect
  • Making judgements
  • Communication
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Sharing of information
  • Dealing with and reporting of allegations and complaints

Learning outcomes:

Understand how to safeguard and protect children, young people or vulnerable adults in the workplace.

Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child, young person or vulnerable adult has been abused. 


Written assessment

Included resources:

  • All materials
  • Course text book
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • CPD certificate


FAA Level 3 Award in Principles of Safeguarding and Protecting Children, Young People or Vulnerable Adults (RQF)

Course timings:

9:00am – 5:00pm

Registration and coffee from 8:30am.

Breaks and lunch will take place during the day. 

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