A duty of care is the responsibility to ensure the health, safety, and general well-being of others. It can include providing constructive feedback to employees as well as providing safe working conditions. The United Kingdom is required by law to exercise due care. People are expected to be concerned about the health and safety of those around them.

Working environments in the UK are usually safe for employees when such safeguards are in place. This is not the case in developing countries, where there is no legal duty of care.

To be able to provide an advanced duty of care to their employees, employers must first meet legal obligations. They should also assess what their employees require and the existing duty of care in order to develop new duty of care principles.

Due to the importance of people’s safety at work or elsewhere, this course has been designed to help you understand the term “duty of care” in a broad sense, allowing for easy application in any industry.

We begin by defining duty of care and what it entails in general.

Following that, we list the benefits of employee duty of care and explain whether it is a legal requirement in the UK.
Finally, the course discusses duty of care levels and how employers can create a duty of care policy.

  • The definition of duty of care
  • The Advantages of Duty of Care
  • The duty of care's legality
  • Levels of duty of care
  • How to Create a Policy on Duty of Care

  • Understand the meaning of duty of care and how it applies in the workplace and elsewhere.
  • Learn about the advantages of employee duty of care.
  • Determine whether you require duty of care.
  • Determine whether or not you have a duty of care in place. Determine whether or not you have a duty of care to lone workers and people with disabilities.
  • Create an effective duty of care for your workplace.

Unit 01: Duty of Care


Who can take the certification courses?

There are no prerequisites to enrol in the courses.

How much time is required to complete a course?

Depending on the instructional modules, each course has a different length. It is indicated in the course details for each course.

What is the course’s organisation?

Modules make up the course structure. The average study time for each module is between 20 and 90 minutes. The amount of time spent on each module is entirely up to the individual pupils.

When and where can the course be taken?

Any internet-connected device can be used to study the course at any time.

Is there a final exam for this course?

There would be an MCQ Multiple Choice Questionnaire test after all the modules were completed. The questions must be answered online at a time and place of your choosing, and they will be drawn from the modules.

What score must you get on the test to pass?

The test’s passing score is 70 percent.

What occurs if a user doesn’t pass the test?

If the user didn’t pass the exam the first time, he/ she will have more chances to retake it after additional study. The exam can be taken more than once.