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Safeguarding Training For Colleges and Universities

When pupils move from primary to secondary school, information about the pupil is passed from one school to another. However, when a young person leaves main stream education, the transition process can be more difficult. Colleges and universities have to protect and respect the privacy of students and data protection regulations may mean that limited information or no information about each student is shared.

Protecting the health and wellbeing of Young People in Further and Higher Education is also more complex as they may be living independently for the first time and do not require parental consent or collaboration.

Colleges and universities still have a duty to protect those who are in their care and safeguarding concerns still have to be reported, to that end we have created a version of our EduCare for Education® service specifically for FE/HE. Courses such as the Prevent duty and Mental Wellbeing are included to help protect the welfare of students, as well as courses on GDPR and Display Screen Equipment to train and induct staff.

We also work with colleges to provide students with direct access to our courses for Blended Learning. And if colleges are placing students or apprentices into industry for work placements or work-based learning, our courses can also be used to ensure placement organisations have access to relevant safeguarding and duty of care training.

We have developed different versions of EduCare for Education® for specific phases of education.

Click here to find out more about EduCare for Education: General - for both Primary and Secondary

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Training courses

The following courses are all included within our service for Colleges and Universities

Child Protection in Education

Child Protection in Education

Child Protection in Education, endorsed by Kidscape and Family Lives is designed for those who work with children and young people in an education setting.

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Raising Awareness of Peer-on-Peer Abuse

Raising Awareness of Peer-on-Peer Abuse

Peer-on-peer abuse is any form of physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and/or coercive control exercised between children and young people; this includes intimate and non-intimate relationships.

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Child Protection in Education

This five module course delivers five CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • what forms child abuse can take and the effects it can have
  • radicalisation, extremism and the Prevent duty
  • signs that may mean a child is suffering abuse and how to respond if a child confides in you
  • processes for reporting abuse
  • the child protection system
  • good practice guidelines

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Raising Awareness of Peer-on-Peer Abuse

The purpose of this course is to help you:

  • understand what peer-on-peer abuse is
  • understand the different types of peer-on-peer abuse
  • understand who peer-on-peer abuse may affect and what external influences there are
  • be aware of the prevalence of peer-on-peer abuse
  • understand social norms and peer pressure
  • recognise early signs that might indicate abuse
  • know what action to take if you know or suspect that a young person is experiencing abuse
  • implement preventative strategies within school or college.

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Safeguarding Young People (Colleges & Universities)

Safeguarding Young People (Colleges & Universities)

Safeguarding Young People (Colleges and Universities), endorsed by established youth organisations, provides the key information needed to help raise your awareness of young people who may be vulnerable because of their age, relative inexperience, past abusive experiences or current circumstances.

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The Prevent Duty Colleges and Universities

The Prevent Duty Colleges and Universities

This course for Colleges and Universities is accredited by Secured by Design and meets national Police approved standards.

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Safeguarding Young People (Colleges & Universities)

This one module course delivers one CPD hour and comprehensively covers:

  • who may be vulnerable
  • the signs and indicators of abuse
  • what to do if a young person confides abuse to you
  • the importance of acting on your concerns, suspicions or a disclosure

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The Prevent Duty Colleges and Universities

This one module course delivers one CPD hour and comprehensively covers:

  • what Prevent is
  • what extremism and radicalisation are
  • who may be vulnerable
  • how messages are spread
  • the role of the internet and social media
  • what institutions must do to comply with the Prevent duty
  • support for individuals at risk
  • reporting concerns

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Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

This course looks at mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people, highlighting some signs and symptoms, along with myths and the stigma associated with mental health issues.

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Substance Misuse Risks

Substance Misuse Risks

This course covers the issues surrounding substance misuse risks among children and young people, practical advice on the action to take to help and provide support.

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Mental Wellbeing in Children and Young People

After completing this course you will:

  1. Understand what mental health is in the context of the mental health continuum.
  2. Be able to identify some common issues faced by young people with regard to mental health.
  3. Recognise some of the signs and symptoms that indicate mental health issues in young people.
  4. Understand key risk factors that make some young people vulnerable to mental health issues.
  5. Learn about protective factors that build resilience in young people and some of the myths and stigma surrounding mental health issues.
  6. Pick up practical advice to help you support young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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Substance Misuse Risks

By the end of this course you will:

  1. have a greater awareness of what substance misuse is and its prevalence
  2. understand the categories of drugs and their effects
  3. know more about the law and consequences
  4. have an increased understanding of why young people use drugs and alcohol
  5. recognise the early signs of drug or alcohol use that might indicate a concern
  6. understand the impact that substance misuse has on a family
  7. know how to take action if you know or suspect that a child or young person is using drugs or alcohol.

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Raising Awareness of Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Raising Awareness of Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Whilst growing up, a child may be taught that a set of behaviours are deemed to be honourable. If they display any dishonourable behaviours they may be abused by their family or members of their community as punishment. This course was written in partnership with Karma Nirvana, a national award-winning charity that supports both men and women affected by forced marriage and/or honour-based abuse.

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Female Genital Mutilation Awareness

Female Genital Mutilation Awareness

This course will provide a thorough guide to help those working with young people spot the signs that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) has taken place, or signs that it will take place.

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Raising Awareness of Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

The purpose of this course is to help you:

  • understand what honour-based abuse is
  • understand the difference between a forced marriage and arranged marriage
  • understand the prevalence of this type of abuse
  • understand which communities are affected
  • recognise what laws exist to protect people
  • be aware of early signs that might indicate abuse
  • know what action to take if you know or suspect that a young person is at risk
  • understand the motives and consequences of forced marriage
  • know what support is available.

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Female Genital Mutilation Awareness

This course covers:

  • Understand what the law states regarding FGM and the mandatory reporting duty
  • Learn the prevalence, consequences and different types of FGM
  • Recognise the signs that FGM has taken place, or signs that a girl is at risk
  • Learn the roles and responsibilities of professionals.
  • Understand the importance of working together

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Concussion Awareness

Concussion Awareness

Everyone involved in sport and education has an important role to play in the management of concussion and this course is designed to provide the essential knowledge to help keep everyone safe.

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Safer Recruitment in Education

Safer Recruitment in Education

This course on safer recruitment looks at what you need to do to safeguard children and young people from unsuitable people who might apply to join your education setting.

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Concussion Awareness

This course provides an overview of what a concussion is, how signs and symptoms may present in an injured person and how to manage the injury.

By the end of the course you will:

  1. understand what concussion is
  2. recognise the signs and symptoms that may suggest a concussion has occurred
  3. learn what the immediate and ongoing management of concussion should be
  4. be familiar with the “red flags” that indicate an injured person should be transferred for urgent medical assessment
  5. be able to identify what the risks are following a concussion and how they can be minimised.

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Safer Recruitment in Education

This four module course delivers four CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • the four key stages of the recruitment process
  • pre-recruitment planning and what must be in place before you advertise your post
  • rejecting candidates and meeting the right ones
  • obtaining the correct checks and references, including what's required from a DBS check
  • post-recruitment activities, including observation and supervision

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First Aid Essentials

First Aid Essentials

First Aid Essentials, produced with West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, aims to give the confidence needed to react in an incident when someone urgently needs help.

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Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity

Equality & Diversity is a concise course that explains the fundamentals of equality and diversity and how they affect you.

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First Aid Essentials

This three module course delivers three CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • providing basic life support
  • how to react in life threatening situations
  • how to deal with someone who is choking, drowning, seizing, bleeding or having an allergic reaction
  • what to do if somebody has a broken bone or experienced a burn
  • how to handle day-to-day incidents such as nose bleeds, insect bites, stings, sprains and strains and sunburn

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Equality & Diversity

This one module course delivers one CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • what equality and diversity mean and how they affect you
  • barriers that can prevent equality from being realised such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, victimisation and harassment
  • key legislation and both employer and employees’ responsibilities in relation to it
  • the Equality Act 2010 and the ‘protected characteristics’ that form the basis of the law

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How to be an Effective Fire Warden or Fire Marshal

How to be an Effective Fire Warden or Fire Marshal

This course is aimed at employees who undertake additional fire safety roles and responsibilities in the form of fire marshals or fire wardens as part of their daily duties.

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Moving and Handling

Moving and Handling

This course is aimed at employees who undertake moving and handling inanimate objects as part of their daily activity.

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How to be an Effective Fire Warden or Fire Marshal

This course covers:

  • the importance of effective fire safety procedures
  • the legal position and the requirement for effective safety management systems that demonstrate statutory compliance
  • what should be included in a fire policy and procedure
  • the systems required to ensure the safety of vulnerable people such as employees or visitors with disabilities

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Moving and Handling

This course can be used as part of an employee’s induction programme, as a demonstration of employee theoretic competency and/or as refresher training.

The aim of the course is to guide you through:

  1. the legal position
  2. appreciating the costs related to moving and handling injuries
  3. the TILE assessment process
  4. understanding and appreciating the principles of safe lifting techniques
  5. identifying effective control measures that can be used to reduce the risk of injury
  6. supporting your organisation to develop a positive health and safety culture, with the application of a sensible proportionate approach.

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A Practical Guide to the GDPR for Education

A Practical Guide to the GDPR for Education

This course offers practical advice for staff working within an education setting that deal with personal data. The GDPR applies to both automated personal data and to manual filing systems where personal data is accessible according to specific criteria.

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Health and Safety in Education

Health and Safety in Education

Health & Safety in Education (Colleges and Universities) will give all staff working in a further or higher education setting a basic yet comprehensive knowledge of health and safety.

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A Practical Guide to the GDPR for Education

This course outlines key elements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in an education setting and will help you to understand:

  • what personal data is
  • how personal data is used
  • why there is a need for a change in data protection
  • the new GDPR
  • new legal requirements
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • new rights for ‘data subjects’

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Health and Safety in Education

This five module course delivers six CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • an introduction to health and safety, the fundamental concepts and risk assessment
  • common workplace health and safety hazards and how to control them
  • improving performance
  • the Plan, Do, Check, Act approach to managing health and safety
  • emergency procedures, accident investigation and first aid

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Working with Display Screen Equipment

Working with Display Screen Equipment

Display screen equipment (DSE) is common throughout the workplace. Regulations apply to those who work with DSE as a significant part of their normal work. We trust that you will find the information in this course useful in your work and daily life.

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Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The term modern slavery acknowledges the fact that millions of people are still held in conditions of slavery and servitude globally – including in the UK. Written in partnership with the Children’s Society, this course raises awareness of this issue.

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Working with Display Screen Equipment

This one module course delivers one CPD hour and comprehensively covers:

  • what display screen equipment is and the risks in using it improperly
  • your employer’s duties under the Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992
  • what you should do to ensure your health and safety when using display screen equipment

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Raising Awareness of Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The purpose of this course is to help you understand:

  • What modern slavery and trafficking are
  • Different types of trafficking
  • Who trafficking affects
  • The Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Internal trafficking and county lines
  • How to spot the signs of trafficking
  • How to report concerns about a trafficked child or adult

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Serious Youth Violence

Serious Youth Violence

The impact serious youth violence has on individuals and the community is significant. Written in partnership with The Children’s Society, this course raises awareness of this major issue.

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Domestic Abuse: Children and Young People

Domestic Abuse: Children and Young People

Every day children and young people experience domestic abuse at home and can suffer a wide range of severe and long-lasting effects. The purpose of the course is to raise your awareness of children and young people who may be experiencing domestic abuse. Written in partnership with SafeLives, a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse.

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Serious Youth Violence

The purpose of this course is to help you understand:

  • what is meant by the terms 'serious youth violence'
  • how serious youth violence impacts upon communties
  • what we already know about serious youth violence
  • the vulnerabilities and risk factors that can lead to criminal exploitation
  • the process of recruitment and the four main stages; targeting, experience, hooked and trapped
  • child criminal exploitation, county lines and their definitions
  • what a gang is and the terminologies such as 'gang', 'youth group' and 'serious organised crime group'
  • further information on 'Organised Crime Groups' (OCG) and 'Serious Organised Crime Groups' (SOCG)
  • details on a report from the Children's Commissioner
    • it is estimated there are 27,000 children in England who self-identify as being gang members
    • tens of thousands more are said to be on the periphery
  • current statistics published by The Office of National Statistics
  • the reasons why young people say they carry weapons and the different criminal offences associated
  • contextual safeguarding and the importance of early intervention
  • signs and behaviours to look out for and case studies
  • next steps to take

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Domestic Abuse: Children and Young People

The purpose of this course is to help you understand:

  • What domestic abuse is and what forms it can take
  • What controlling and coercive behaviour is
  • The prevalence of domestic abuse
  • They key risk factors to be aware of
  • Some of the trigger events that can lead to violence
  • The impact domestic violence can have
  • What protective factors there are
  • What to do when you suspect a child or young person is witnessing and/or experiencing domestic abuse
  • What support, help and advice is available

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Child Exploitation

Child Exploitation

Child exploitation refers to a child or young person being used for someone else’s gain. Child exploitation is a form of abuse which can involve sexual, abusive or manipulative behaviour. The course is produced in partnership with NWG Network, a charitable organisation made up of thousands of practitioners. They offer support, advice and training and raise awareness of child exploitation.

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Fire Safety in Education

Fire Safety in Education

Fire Safety in Education provides the fundamental information needed to protect any education premises against fire.

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Child Exploitation

This course covers:

  • Models & forms of exploitation that a child or young person may be subjected to
  • A scenario exploring an example case of exploitation
  • Physical and psychological signs of exploitation
  • Factors that can increase a person's vulnerability
  • Short & long-term effects of exploitation and its impact on family members
  • Barriers to disclosure
  • What to do if you are worried about a child

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Fire Safety in Education

This four module course delivers four CPD hours and comprehensively covers:

  • the importance of fire safety training including legislation
  • the nature of the fire
  • fire hazards
  • what to do in the event of a fire
  • how to use a fire extinguisher
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Raising Awareness of Asbestos

Raising Awareness of Asbestos

The purpose of this course is to help you understand what asbestos is, where it was used and the reasons why. It also covers asbestos regulation and good management for when asbestos is present.

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Raising Awareness of Asbestos

This course covers:

  • What asbestos is, its characteristics and where it is liekly to be found
  • A look at the three main types of asbestos
  • Common uses for asbestos
  • When and why asbestos is a problem
  • Useful statistics on asbestos from the Health and Safety Executive
  • What the Control of Asbestos Regulations say
  • The responsibilities of those in control or premises
  • Details on what not to do when asbestos is present
  • A look at property management and a useful checklist for managing anything asbestos-related

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You can bolt-on the course below to your annual licence for a small fee if it is relevant to your educational setting:

Use of Reasonable Force in Schools

Use of Reasonable Force in Schools

Whilst the use of reasonable force in schools should be seen as a last resort in handling a serious incident, this course explains when and how it may be used.

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SEND Awareness Courses - Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism

SEND Awareness Courses - Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism

Written in partnership with Connect, SEND Awareness includes three one-module courses designed to provide an overview of Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD for those working in education.

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Use of Reasonable Force in Schools

The main objectives for this course are:

  • Understand what reasonable force is and who can use it
  • Learn when reasonable force can be used
  • Understand what happens in situations when reasonable force has been used
  • Identify good practice about incidents involving reasonable force

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SEND Awareness Courses - Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism

SEND Awareness contains three one-module courses, written in partnership with Connect.

  • Autism Awareness - covers what autism is, its prevalence and causes, how it is diagnosed and the implications for pupil learning.
  • Dyslexia Awareness - provides an overview of dyslexia and visual stress for those that work with children and young people.
  • ADHD Awareness - covers the causes, prevalence, symptoms and diagnosis through to treatment and how to support children with ADHD.

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Health Awareness

Health Awareness

This set of courses will help you to understand important health issues including anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy. At EduCare, we ensure that all of our training courses are written and endorsed by experts. These courses have been endorsed by the School and Public Health Nurses Association.

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Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

This set of courses will help you to understand important mental health issues including self-harm, low mood and depression and anxiety.

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Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

This package of courses delivers a total of three CPD credits across three separate courses and comprehensively covers important aspects of mental health such as:

  • Low mood and depression
  • Self-harm
  • Anxiety

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Benefits of training with EduCare

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Ensures staff are always up-to-date on key duty of care issues helping you maintain a safer, more compliant service.

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All training courses have been verified to provide learners with CPD hours.

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Administrators and managers can monitor learner progress with powerful management reports.

Full Coverage

Staff who may be in different locations, with varying work patterns, can all access the same content.

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Personalised, certificates can be downloaded by each learner upon successful completion of any course.

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All courses are delivered online and can be accessed by anyone, at home or at work, 24-7.

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New starters, existing staff, support staff, volunteers and even students can access training throughout the year.

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All our training courses are designed to be simple, clear and concise.

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Training will be regularly updated as standards are introduced or modified.

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All our courses, certificates and reports are accessed via our online Learning Platform which has been designed to be clean, simple and easy to use.

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Our EduCare for Education licence offers you the best quality service at the best value for money. The cost is dependent on how many users require the training. Contact us to discuss your training needs and access your no obligation quote.

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