Have your staff missed essential training?

Have your staff missed essential training?

At the start of every academic year, schools and educational settings want to ensure that all new starters receive their school induction training. And since the new Keeping children safe in education guidance came in to force on the 3rd September, an increased focus has been placed on ensuring staff have access to up-to-date safeguarding training.

What happens when staff miss essential training?

Even the best laid plans can go awry. Weather, traffic and staff sickness can all disrupt staff training, which then has an effect on the school and compliance.

Essential safeguarding training and new staff inductions have to be evidenced to inspectors, and so what seems like a small amount of disruption on the day, could have more far-reaching consequences.

How to get everyone up-to-date

The benefits of using online training courses is that, regardless of any unforeseen challenges on the way, ALL staff can access essential knowledge at ALL times. EduCare's portfolio of Duty of Care, Safeguarding and Induction training courses mean that all learners can access the content they need to be compliant.

Whether that is Fire Safety, Equality & Diversity or Health & Safety training for new starters or Child Protection training that is updated to reflect KCSIE 2018, we can help.

You can view our complete portfolio of online training courses in our course library.
If you need to purchase different courses for a range of different staff, you may find that our comprehensive service, EduCare for Education®, contains everything you need, all in one place, on an unlimited basis, for one great price.

EduCare for Education® contains all of the following courses:

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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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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How to be an Effective Fire Warden or Fire Marshal

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

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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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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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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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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Child Protection in Sport & Active Leisure

Child Protection in Sport & Active Leisure

Child Protection in Sport & Active Leisure, written with Kidscape and Family Lives, is written for those who work with children and young people in a sport or leisure setting.

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Safeguarding Young People

Safeguarding Young People

Safeguarding Young People, 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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Child Protection in Sport & Active Leisure

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

  • what forms child abuse can take and the effects it can have
  • 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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Safeguarding Young People

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

  1.  Identify who may be vulnerable.
  2. Recognise the signs and indicators of abuse.
  3. Understand what to do if a young person confides abuse to you.
  4. Learn about recording and reporting procedures.
  5. Recognise good practice guidelines.

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Child Protection – Refresher

Child Protection – Refresher

Child Protection – Refresher is designed for those who have already undergone level 1 or 2 child protection training who wish to refresh their knowledge, keep up to date with recent changes in legislation and guidance, and stay aware of recent serious case reviews.

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Child Neglect

Child Neglect

Child Neglect is written to raise your awareness of neglect and to help you to understand the factors that may contribute to it.

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Child Protection – Refresher

The content is divided into three concise learning modules that cover:

  • recent changes and how they will affect your work,
  • a refresher of what child abuse is and recognising
  • responding to signs of abuse

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Child Neglect

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

  • what neglect is and how common it is
  • the different areas of a child or young person's life that neglect may touch
  • the factors that may contribute to child neglect
  • the work of professionals in children's social care
  • the signs and indicators that should alert you to the possibility a child or young person is being neglected
  • how to report your concerns

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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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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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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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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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An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation

An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation

An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation, which meets national Police approved standards will help you to understand the issue of child sexual exploitation, know the signs and be equipped to act.

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Online Safety

Online Safety

Online Safety, which meets national Police approved standards, will help you to understand the potential risks and dangers associated with keeping children and young people safe online.

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An Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation

On completion of this course you will have gained an understanding of:

  • what child sexual exploitation is and who is most at risk
  • the impact it has on children and young people
  • the warning signs that a child might be suffering
  • what to do if you are worried about a child or young person

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Online Safety

On completion of this course you will have gained an understanding of:

  • how technology is changing and its effects
  • what children and young people do online
  • the risks that technology can pose
  • which children are more vulnerable
  • what we can do as individuals
  • good practice guidelines

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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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The Prevent Duty

The Prevent Duty

This course is designed to build your understanding of extremism and radicalisation, how people may be drawn into terrorism and what you should do if you have a concern. This course meets national Police approved standards.

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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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The Prevent Duty

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

  • what Prevent is
  • what extremism and radicalisation are
  • who may be vulnerable
  • how people may be drawn into terrorism
  • how messages are spread
  • reporting concerns.

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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

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

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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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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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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Food Hygiene and Safety

Food Hygiene and Safety

This Food Hygiene & Safety course is specifically designed for those who prepare and handle food, and is accredited by RoSPA.

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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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Food Hygiene and Safety

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

  • how bacteria can cause food-borne illness
  • recognising high risk foods and food allergies
  • contamination and food spoilages and how to control it
  • effective hygiene
  • the importance of storage
  • HACCP and the law

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Health and Safety in Education: Staff Awareness

Health and Safety in Education: Staff Awareness

This course is aimed at those who work within any educational establishment.

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Health and Safety in Education: Management Team

Health and Safety in Education: Management Team

This specific course is aimed at Senior leadership teams who are looking to set up Health and Safety Executive compliant systems policies and procedures for their staff.

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Health and Safety in Education: Staff Awareness

This course covers:

  1. The legal position and who enforces health and safety law in the UK.
  2. Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  3. Risk assessments - including the HSE’s 5-step process for undertaking them.
  4. The importance of communication, co-operation, co-ordination and consultation in your organisation.
  5. Statutory inspection, maintenance and monitoring of systems and equipment.
  6. Specific health and safety considerations including fire/emergency procedures, first aid, display screen equipment, working at height, manual handling, hazardous substances, electricity, welfare, asbestos, water hygiene and lone working.

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Health and Safety in Education: Management Team

This course covers: 

  • Recent health and safety statistics (HSE 2016/17).
  • Statutory compliance - the legal framework and who enforces health and safety law in the UK.
  • Leadership and governance arrangements for managing health and safety, using the Plan, Do, Check, Act process.
  • Policies and procedures.
  • Performance management and monitoring to ensure systems remain effective and highlight gaps in performance.
  • The importance of staff training to embed a health and safety culture.
  • Risk assessments including the HSE’s 5-step process.

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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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An Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

An Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

This course identifies the main aspects which differentiate the new GDPR from the Data Protection Act 1998.

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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

Additional information

An Introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation

After completing the course you will understand:

  • the changes that the GDPR will bring to data storage and the handling and processing of information
  • the role of Data Protection Officer (DPO) and reporting responsibilities
  • what privacy by design means
  • what a breach register is and what should be recorded and monitored
  • the steps that you can take now to help you prepare for the introduction of GDPR

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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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Fire Safety in Education

Fire Safety in Education

Fire Safety in Education, written by expert authors and accredited by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers and RoSPA, provides the fundamental information needed to protect any education premises against fire.

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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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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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Preventing Bullying

Preventing Bullying

The purpose of the course is to help you understand, recognise and prevent bullying behaviour.

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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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Preventing Bullying

At the end of the course, learners will:

  • Understand what bullying is, including the five components of bullying behaviour
  • Identify who may be affected by bullying, as there are some groups of people who are likely to be more affected than others
  • Understand the role technology can play in bullying behaviour (cyberbullying)
  • Be able to recognise a child who may be being bullied and understand the damaging physical and emotional effects
  • Be able to put actions in place to tackle bullying in their organisation or setting
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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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The SEND Code of Practice

The SEND Code of Practice

This course provides an overview of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years, first published in July 2014 and revised in January 2015. The course explains how the reforms affect those in an educational setting. The Code of Practice is statutory guidance and a wide range of organisations must have regard to it.

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The SEND Code of Practice

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

  • the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice: 0-25 years
  • what those in education must do for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Education, Health and Care assessments and Plans
  • maintaining and reviewing the EHC Plan

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Child Protection: Good Practice Checklist

Your organisation should develop safe ways of working where safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare is embedded into all you do.

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