Coronavirus - free CPD and resources for schools

Coronavirus - free CPD and resources for schools

 

We want to do all we can to support schools both before and after any school closure announcements.

FREE CPD online training courses

We know that remote training will be vital to schools over the coming months. We want to support schools by providing access to a range of free online duty of care training courses that staff can take to support their CPD. 

We are offering seven courses completely free of charge. Fill in the form below to claim yours:

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Free CPD

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Effective Health and Safety for Children with SEND and ASN Online Course

Effective Health and Safety for Children with SEND and ASN Online Course

All children and young people have a right to education, regardless of any special educational needs or disability (SEND) or additional support needs (ASN). This course will help you to understand your legal obligations regarding the health and safety of those with SEND and ASN.

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Parental Responsibility in Schools

Parental Responsibility in Schools

This course will help you to understand your obligations and duties in relation to the rights and responsibilities of parents. It references the law and government guidance and offers a range of scenarios for your consideration.

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Effective Health and Safety for Children with SEND and ASN Online Course

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

  • Legislation and guidance
  • Managing risk
  • Reasonable adjustments
  • Moving and handling
  • Other considerations
  • Emergency procedures

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Parental Responsibility in Schools

This course covers:

  • The legal definition of a parent under family and education law
  • An overview of parental rights and responsibilities
  • Scenarios to establish who has parental responsibilities
  • Examples of how court orders are used to resolve disputes
  • Schools' legal requirements in relation to the admission register
  • Communication between schools and parents, with real-life situations for discussion
  • Dealing with conflict between parents and complaints
  • Information on surname changes, safeguarding and additional support

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Search, Screen and Confiscate for Schools

Search, Screen and Confiscate for Schools

Schools have a responsibility under health and safety legislation to minimise risks to pupils, staff and visitors, and they have statutory powers to make rules about pupil behaviour to facilitate this. Both searching and screening contribute to the safety of the school by enabling staff to identify and remove prohibited items such as weapons and alcohol.

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Risk Assessments for School Trips

Risk Assessments for School Trips

Schools have been organising and delivering successful educational visits and trips for many years. This course has been written in partnership with health and safety experts to help you develop risk assessments that are sensible and proportionate for the level of risk presented during the trip.

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Search, Screen and Confiscate for Schools

This course covers:

  • who can search and when?
  • what you can search for the consent and without consent
  • the statutory prohibited items
  • items the school can ban at their own discretion
  • examples of reasonable grounds for conducting a search
  • the extent to which the staff can search
  • how to conduct a search
  • what to do if a pupil refuses to co-operate with a search
  • different types of screening
  • what staff should do with confiscated items
  • what to do with electronic devices found during a search
  • recording and reporting searches
  • what the law says about searching, screening and confiscation
  • good practice

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Risk Assessments for School Trips

This course covers:

  • the legal position for educational visits and their requirements
  • parental consent
  • policy, procedures and competency
  • the risk assessment process
  • the terminology used
  • other factors to be considered
  • what should be in place when using partnership, host organisations and tour operators
  • the importance of carrying out the required research
  • the evaluation and debrief process
  • contingency planning in the event of something going wrong

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Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

According to the National Crime Agency, fraud is the most commonly experienced crime in the UK. The impact isn’t simply a financial cost for big organisations; fraud has devastating physical, psychological and social effects on individuals, families and communities. By finding out more about fraud, bribery and corruption, you can help to reduce them, and keep yourself and your organisation safe.

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Fraud and cyber-crime are the country’s most common offences and the biggest threat to national security. Many organisations become victims of cyber-crime because of human error, just not thinking or people not following the correct protocol. This course will help you understand the best practice to minimise the risk of a cyber-attack.

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Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

Anti-Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

This one-module, CPD-acredited course covers:

  • What fraud, bribery and corruption are, and what form they can take
  • Being aware of the increased risk factors in organisations and industries
  • Examples of common types of fraudulent activities
  • The prevention and detection measures everyone must take
  • How to report a suspected fraud
  • Scenario examples of fraud, bribery and corruption
  • Further information on the organisations you can contact for help and advice

Additional information

Cyber Security

Cyber Security

This one-module, CPD-acredited course covers:

  • Risk in the online world
  • Understanding what a cyber attack is
  • Understanding what information needs protection
  • The effects of cyber-crime
  • Understanding the types of cyber-attack
  • Understanding the cyber security policies your organisation should have in place
  • The steps you can take to minimise the risk of a cyber-attack
  • Guidance on the detection and reporting of cyber-crime
  • Information on the support available

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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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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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Terms and conditions

  • This offer is being made to support schools affected by Coronavirus.
  • Complete the form to be sent a link to purchase the courses from our online shop.
  • A discount will be applied to reduce the cost to £0 but checkout will be needed to access the course content.
  • These are only available via our online shop and if you are an existing customer may not be accessed via your usual account. 
  • Only one set of courses is available per person.
  • Free courses available until 30th June 2020.
  • EduCare reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

Safeguarding preparations

We are working with DSLs and pastoral experts on a number of free resources to help safeguard vulnerable children and young people. These will be available to download for free from the Tes Coronavirus resources hub.

Go to the Tes Coronavirus support hub

Latest news and advice

Our colleagues at Tes have prepared a news portal to provide schools with the latest advice and updates.

Go to the Tes Coronavirus news hub

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