Safeguarding Adults Level 3 Refresher Training

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Course Overview


  • Level 3
  • 2-3 Study Hours
  • Online Study
  • Self-Printed Certificate


  • 3 CPD Points
  • CPD Certified

Course description

Our Safeguarding Adults Level 3 Refresher course has been designed for anyone who has completed their training in the past, whether that is by face-to-face or digital training, and is looking to refresh and update their knowledge.

Anyone who works with vulnerable adults will have safeguarding responsibilities, but these will vary depending on your role. Our level 3 course is designed for managers or supervisors, or any designated safeguarding lead.

Our course covers all the topics and information you need to successfully carry out your role including the latest legislation and guidance, signs and symptoms of abuse, the types of abuse, and how to respond to disclosures of abuse, including reporting and recording.

We also offer Safeguarding Adults Training at Level 1 and Level 2

Unsure if you require Level 1, 2 or 3 Safeguarding Adults training? Check out our short guide to find the course that best matches your needs and requirements here.

Why take this course?

Anyone who works with vulnerable adults has a duty to safeguard. In order to understand and fulfil your duties, you must undertake safeguarding training. But in order to keep up to date with the everchanging topic, training must be regularly refreshed, which is why refresher courses are so important.

Companies will decide how often training needs to be refreshed, though every two years is a common recommendation; this will depend on the roles and responsibilities though.

Course Overview

This level 3 refresher course comprises many different bite-size modules covering a range of different topics necessary for you to be able to understand and carry out your safeguarding responsibilities.

This bitesize design offers the opportunity to dip in and out as you need, and it is structured so the topics can be carried out in the order which best suits your needs. This meets the flexibility that so many learners are asking for in this busy working world.

The course also includes challenges and immersive real-world scenarios that will not only help embed the learning, but also help relate the learning to your role.

Our course covers a range of topics, including:

  • An overview of safeguarding
  • The latest legislation and guidance
  • Multi-agency working
  • Definitions, jargon and key terms
  • Disclosure of information from adults
  • National and local contexts
  • Reducing the likelihood of abuse
  • What to do if you suspect abuse
  • Signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Whistleblowing
  • Types of abuse
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Recognising abuse
  • How to deal with suspected/disclosed abuse
  • Record-keeping and reporting

Who should take this course?

This training course should be taken by anyone who has previously completed their Safeguarding Adults Level 3 training and needs to refresh and update their training.

This may include roles, such as GP, doctor, registered nurse/nursing associate, paramedics, all mental health staff, sexual health staff, social worker, support worker/intervenor, care coordinator or manager, or police officer.

You will learn

  • Explain the profound impact some well-known cases of abuse have had on legislation
  • Explain the importance of multi-agency cooperation
  • Define safeguarding in respect to vulnerable adults
  • Describe what you need to do if a vulnerable adult makes a disclosure or if you suspect abuse
  • Explain what whistleblowing is, what it is not and why it is important
  • List the ways you can reduce the risk of abuse
  • List the signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse
  • Outline the responsibilities lead workers have in safeguarding situations

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Care workers
  • Police
  • Paramedics
  • Council workers

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.

    If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out at the beginning of the following working week.