Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness e-Learning

Hello and welcome to this basic awareness e-Learning course on safeguarding adults. The course is split into 4 different modules.  The learning outcomes are that by the end of the course, you will:

  • Be aware of the background to adult safeguarding 
  • Know signs and indicators of abuse 
  • Understand roles and responsibilities of agencies 
  • Be familiar with the procedures for reporting abuse.

"I completed the eLearning this morning as thought I should do it ahead of my team in case they need guidance. It was really excellent and a huge improvement on the previous eLearning. Thank you to you and your team for your work on this."

- recent feedback

Each module should take around 1 hour and 20 minutes to complete.  Please work your way through all the modules.  You need to complete and review every aspect in order to move on and complete the course.  The bar at the top of the module will indicate to you if all aspects have been completed.

If you need to, you are able to complete a module and then exit the course and complete the other modules at a later date.  The e-Learning contains embedded videos. You need to have the sound enabled on your computer or laptop so that you can hear the videos.  The videos are all acted scenarios based upon real life cases. The e-Learning should work on tablets, laptops and computers and is best accessed in Chrome.

The course is designed to meet the standards for the Care Certificate Standards.

Please ensure the following:

  • You are in a comfortable and quiet environment
  • You have minimised any potential interruptions

Accessing the training

You can access the training by registering/logging on here

To register just click create new account and enter your details. Once you are logged in you just need to find the safeguarding adults elearning course.  If you are having any problems accessing the Safeguarding Adults E-Learning package please check the following:

      • Ensure you have enabled Adobe Flash on your internet browser to launch the training.  You may need to try a different browser than your usual one.
      • You may need to adjust the size of your view in your internet browser using the zoom settings function, to enable you to see each page in full on your computer screen.
      • You will need to minimise the arrow on the left-hand side of the screen (a menu function) to see each page in full.

If you have any queries or feedback please email

Frequently asked questions

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who works in a setting with adults at risk. 

Are there any specific requirements before starting the course?

No requirements are needed.

What does the course cover?

The learning outcomes for the course are that by the end of the e-learning, you will:

  • Be aware of the background to adult safeguarding 
  • Know signs and indicators of abuse 
  • Understand roles and responsibilities of agencies 
  • Be familiar with the procedures for reporting abuse.

Does this course meet the standards in the Care Certificate?

Yes, the e-learning covers all the relevant standards.

How long does it take to complete?

We have estimated that it would take approximately 20 mins to complete each module. There are four modules.

How is the course assessed?

At the end of each of the four module there are four questions to answer based upon what you have just read.  The scores for these questions will be collated.  You will get 3 attempts to answer the questions. 

What is the pass mark?

The pass mark is 80%. There are questions at the end of each module which contribute to the final score.

 Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, after you have completed the e-learning and achieved the 80% pass mark, you can access the certificate.  You should then save the certificate on your computer/laptop.

How much does it cost?

This course is free of charge for staff working within Essex. 

What information do I need to register?

In order to register for the course, you will need to enter:

  • Username
  • Password
  • Email
  • First Name
  • Surname
  • Company / Organisation name

When you register you will be sent an automatic email within 30 minutes asking you to confirm your email address. Once confirmed you can then access the elearning.  If you do not receive confirmation please email us and we will look into it.

Can I stop the elearning half way through and then continue at a later date?

You can stop the elearning at the end of each module. You should aim to complete the whole elearning course within 3 months 

Version history

Course launched April 2020

V3 - July 2020

Terms and Conditions

If you are working out of Essex and would like to access the course or if you are interested in buying this course to host on your own platform, we would be happy to discuss your requirements, please contact us on

The course is copyright of Essex Safeguarding Adults Board.