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EduCare for Education: Secondary

Whilst the needs of an eleven-year-old child vary from those of an eighteen-year-old, the duty of care to protect them remains the same. As does the duty to report concerns and allegations.

EduCare for Education: Secondary is our comprehensive safeguarding and duty of care e-learning service for those who work with, or support, 11-18 year-olds. Content and imagery has been designed to reflect the needs of that age group and the broad range of courses that are included in the service will help meet key induction and compliance training needs.

Sold as an annual licence, EduCare for Education® allows unlimited access for all staff including new starters, governors, support staff and volunteers all year round.

This unlimited access means that for one annual payment, you can be confident that every adult within your setting is fully trained and able to provide the essential level of care and support that all children and young people deserve.

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 this service.

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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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 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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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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Sexual Violence and Harassment between Children and Young People

Sexual Violence and Harassment between Children and Young People

This course, which maps to Part 5 of KCSIE 2018, is written for those who work with children aged up to 18 years.

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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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Sexual Violence and Harassment between Children and Young People

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preventing Bullying

Preventing Bullying

This course on recognising and preventing bullying behaviour, endorsed by experts at Bullying UK and Family Lives, covers what bullying is, who is affected by bullying, the part technology can play, the damaging physical and emotional effects and the actions you can take to tackle it in your organisation or setting.

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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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Preventing Bullying

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

  • Understand what bullying is, including the five components of bullying behaviour
  • Identify who is affected by bullying
  • Understand the part that technology can play in bullying behaviour
  • How to recognise a child who may be being bullied and the damaging physical and emotional effects
  • Recognise the actions you can take to tackle bullying in your organisation or setting

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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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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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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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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 and the cost of neglect to society
  • the key components of effective parenting and the factors that may contribute to child neglect
  • the work of professionals in children's social care, whose job it is to weigh up all the factors and consider interventions to protect children who may be at risk of harm
  • the signs and indicators that should alert you to the possibility a child or young person is being neglected and how to report your concerns.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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You can bolt-on any of these courses to your annual licence for a small fee if they are relevant to your educational setting:

Education Law for Management

Education Law for Management

A collection of courses that are suitable for those tasked with managing and monitoring school attendance and children missing education, as well as school exclusions.

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Child Protection in Education (Music)

Child Protection in Education (Music)

Child Protection in Education (Music), developed by the Musicians' Union, is for those who work with children and young people in a music setting.

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Education Law for Management

Child Protection in Education (Music)

This five module course delivers five CPD hours and covers:

  • what forms child abuse can take (including other harms such as FGM, forced marriage and sexual exploitation) and the effect it can have
  • extremism, radicalisation, 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

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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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An Induction to Boarding

An Induction to Boarding

An Induction to Boarding, written by experts at the Boarding Schools’ Association, is designed to underline and reinforce the crucial underpinning knowledge and skills that are so necessary to any role in boarding schools and the associated pastoral duties.

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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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An Induction to Boarding

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

  • the legal framework
  • safeguarding and child protection, and how they differ
  • the National Minimum Boarding Standards
  • how school policies, procedures and protocols work together to support you in your day-to-day boarding role
  • how to work safely and effectively, including the skills all boarding staff need
  • effective communication and information sharing

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An Induction to Boarding for International Schools

An Induction to Boarding for International Schools

An Induction to Boarding for International Schools, written by experts at the Boarding Schools’ Association, is designed to underline and reinforce the crucial underpinning knowledge and skills that are so necessary to any role in boarding schools and the associated pastoral duties.

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School Development Planning

School Development Planning

This EduCare course, written with the Independent Association of Prep Schools, focuses on the process of looking at all aspects of your school and planning how you wish to move it forward in order to achieve your strategic intent.

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An Induction to Boarding for International Schools

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

  • best practice guidelines on the boarding environment 
  • key aspects of boarders' safety
  • safeguarding and child protection
  • school policies, procedures and protocols
  • creating a safe, effective and successful boarding framework
  • working effectively
  • assessing and meeting the needs of boarders

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School Development Planning

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

  • what development planning is
  • what a successful development plan looks like
  • the development cycle timescales
  • understanding your current position
  • gathering evidence and perceptions
  • writing, sharing and reviewing the plan
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School Admissions

School Admissions

The purpose of the course is to help schools that are their own admissions authority to understand their legal duties as detailed in the School Admissions Code 2014 (the Code).

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SEND Awareness

SEND Awareness

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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School Admissions

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

  • an introduction to the Code
  • the law and guidance on school admissions
  • the role of the admissions authority in setting and consulting on its admissions arrangements
  • the role of the Schools Adjudicator
  • the key considerations of the Code
  • the key actions that an admissions authority must carry out under the Code

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SEND Awareness

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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Assessing, Recording and Reporting Pupils' Progress

Assessing, Recording and Reporting Pupils' Progress

This online course, written with the Independent Association of Prep Schools, is specifically designed for use by teachers to assess, record and report pupils' progress in their school.

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Assessing, Recording and Reporting Pupils' Progress

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

  • the purpose of assessment
  • the different outcomes of assessments
  • principles of good practice and how to apply them
  • the role of tests and examinations in assessment
  • recording and reporting progress
  • communicating with parents
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10 key benefits of training with EduCare

Compliance

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

CPD

Verified for CPD

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

Progress Monitoring 

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.

Certification

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

24-7 Access

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

Helpful

Our UK based Customer Services team are available to answer queries by phone, email or online chat

Unlimited access 

All new starters, support staff, volunteers, governors and parents can access training throughout the year. Unlimited really means unlimited.

Informative 

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

Peace of mind 

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

Our learning platform

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.

Value for money

Our EduCare for Education® can be bought as an annual licence and offers you the best quality service at the best value for money. Prices start at £350 per year, depending on the size of your setting, and includes 12 months unlimited access to all courses.

Step 1

Pay a one-off annual fee
(from £350), based on your
number of pupils in your setting.
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Step 2

Get unlimited access to
a range of online courses
for every member of staff all
year round.

Step 3

Ensure everyone is up-to-date
on key duty of care issues,
download their certificates, and
attain 62 CPD hours per learner.

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