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Calling all schools: Why now is the perfect time to sort your training

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It’s no secret that any workplace in the education sector is an extremely busy place to work, particularly when the summer holidays are swiftly approaching.

As always, leaders in the education sector will already have plenty of things to consider for when the new school year starts, and training, particularly around core compliance, is usually one of them. 

There are a number of benefits for schools to sort out their training requirements early, including…

  • It’s one less thing to consider at a busy start of the school year
  • It gives the opportunity to use the summer holidays as a means to complete staff training and get ahead of the curve
  • It helps to ensure that new staff are trained before they start working
  • iHASCO will save on costs and drive efficiency - Effective management systems drive efficiency and save unnecessary costs during a difficult economic time. iHASCO is proven to save hours of business time (see our eLearning savings calculator). 

When you sort your training out with iHASCO, not only do you get access to high-quality training at a brilliant price, you’ll also receive access to our easy-to-use Learning Management System and unrivalled customer support in the form of a dedicated Account Manager who can help you plan your training activity of the summer holidays and into the start of the new school year.

"You were the leading provider when it came to research on online training and provided excellent value for money as well as fantastic and friendly customer support, especially through our amazing account manager, Jack. We also felt that iHASCO would give us the excellent quality training packages we needed to support staff and have not been disappointed. It had a flexible system, both in allowing us to allocate as and where necessary at a click of a button and also in terms of the overall management of an online CPD system. Your packages are adapted and updated as changes in the law, and social factors, influence the content needs of the training. With a constant flow of new and useful courses, we knew we had found a winner."

- Chris Lovett, Systems Manager at St Marks Primary

What training do schools require?

Educational institutions are subject to many different regulations, usually even more so than standard workplaces due to the number of staff and students in the building at any one time. 

Due to their nature, training high up the agenda in many educational institutions will usually be courses like: 

  • Safeguarding & KCSIE - All staff working in schools must complete safeguarding training, however different staff will require different levels of training that is appropriate to them. You can find out more in our Safeguarding Guide for Schools. KCSIE guidance is updated annually and must be read (At least part one or Annex A) by all school staff. 
  • Safer Recruitment - At least one member of a recruitment board must be trained in Safer Recruitment. 
  • GDPR & Data Protection - 703 data breaches were recorded in academies and schools in 2017 alone and there are different rules when it comes to handling data in the Education sector. Luckily, we have a course designed specifically for the sector! 

Here’s a brief rundown of some of the regulations most relevant to schools in the UK and what training courses can support schools in working towards compliance…

The Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA) 1974

This piece of legislation affects the management of Health & Safety in every kind of workplace across all industries.

Courses which can help schools work towards compliance with this piece of legislation include:

The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

Under these regulations, employers have a duty to assess the workstations of staff who regularly use display screen equipment (DSE) and provide suitable training.

DSE Training can help schools work toward compliance with this piece of legislation.

The Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2012

These regulations place a number of duties on employers to manage the risks from asbestos fibres that may be released when building or maintenance work takes place.

Asbestos Awareness Training can help schools work towards compliance with this piece of legislation.

Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981

These regulations require employers to provide first aid equipment, an adequate number of first aiders, and a first aid appointed person when first aiders aren’t available.

Courses that can help schools work towards compliance with this piece of legislation include:

Equality Act 2010

This Act provides a single, consolidated source of discrimination law that covers all the types of discrimination that are deemed unlawful.

Courses that can help schools work towards compliance with this piece of legislation include:

Children’s Act 2004

This Act requires anyone who works with children to understand how a child should be looked after and protected in the eyes of the law.

Safeguarding Children Training and Safer Recruitment Training can help schools work towards compliance with this piece of legislation.

How iHASCO can help

Here at iHASCO, we’ve been providing the education sector with high-quality eLearning for over a decade, so we know a thing or two about training for schools! Don’t believe us? Check out our client stories from St Marks Primary School, London Academy of Excellence, and York St John University

Our wide range of online courses provide the perfect, cost-effective training solution for early years, schools, colleges, and institutes of higher education.

Many of our courses for the education sector are approved by the likes of IOSH and RoSPA, and are endorsed by Skills for Care, so you can be guaranteed that they are of the highest quality.

As an added bonus for those in the education sector, every nursery, school or college that makes a purchase with us will also receive free access to our KCSIE Training programme, which provides statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.

Why not get started with a free, no-obligation trial today? Alternatively, you can request a bespoke quote for your organisation and a member of our team will get in touch to discuss your training requirements.

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