Personal Safety Award level 1 – C2452

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Course Overview

This is a supported online learning course aims to increase your knowledge and understanding regarding the principles of personal safety, the impacts of crime, drugs and alcohol, and how to stay safe in an emergency.
You will work in our IT workshop and study the units that make up this award, which could be one whole day or split over a few days. Days and times to suit your personal commitments, and the learning is taken at your own pace and complete the assessment once you feel ready.
Individuals who successfully complete this course will gain a nationally recognised qualification which is beneficial for all working environments.
Particularly beneficial for anyone (19+) who are seeking employment or who wants to update their knowledge to be compliant in the workplace.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

During this online course, you will use the online programme to develop your knowledge and understanding of the following topics:
1) To understand principles of own personal safety
2) To understand the impact of crimes on society
3) To understand the impact of drug and alcohol on society
4) To know the actions to take in an emergency

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however, a reasonable level of literacy is expected. For example, you can write and speak to make yourself understood. If you have any concerns regarding your literacy level, please contact us.

How you will be assessed

You will complete short mock tests following completion of the learning for each unit and when you are confident, and following discussion with your tutor, you will then complete the multiple-choice online exam.

This qualification is assessed through the completion of an Ascentis-devised multiple-choice test that is carried out at the completion of the course.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

You will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits: Universal Credit or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work-Related Action Group) or earn less than £20, 319 per annum.
On your application form, you must provide evidence of your benefits to be exempt from course costs.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

On completion of this award, your tutor will be able to provide advice and guidance on other online courses or classroom-based programmes e.g. Drug Awareness, Recognising and safeguarding against knife crime and Health and Safety. Alternatively, you might consider CV writing, interview skills, customer service skills and other short vocational programmes that the City Skills Centre offers.

This qualification will support individuals to gain employment by improving their confidence by gaining new skills and qualifications.

For more detailed advice and guidance about future steps, you can make an appointment with one of our qualified careers advisers who can support you to find the most suitable career path for you and to make the most of your skills and qualifications.

What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.

For applications via JCP, please ask your JCP Work Coach to refer you to this programme. Subject to individual eligibility and type of benefit, the vast majority of courses are free to people in receipt of an employment-related benefit (JSA).

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