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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Background Check Basics
  2. 2 Common Background Checks
  3. 3 Other Background Checks
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In the opening section of this course, we look at what background checks are and how it involves processing personal data.


In the second section of this training course, we take a look at the most common types of background checks and who they might be relevant to.


In the final section of this course, we look at a few other types of background checks that are a little less common but still used by many businesses.

About this course

After multiple interviews, you’re confident you’ve found the ideal candidate. But do you have the complete picture? Background checks will confirm their character, skills and experience to help you make an informed decision.

This course is for managers and employers who initiate or carry out background checks. Users will learn about the different types of background checks, why they’re important, and how to carry them out.

The course is concise and informative, providing users with a downloadable certificate upon completion.

The importance of An Introduction to Employee Background Checks Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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An Introduction to Employee Background Checks Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Introduction to Employee Background Checks Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your An Introduction to Employee Background Checks Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

An Introduction to Employee Background Checks Training certificate

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Why is this training important?

Business benefits

Background checks are how you protect your organisation. They help you make the right decision first time round, and they protect your organisation’s reputation and the working lives of your existing team.

All new team members need to be checked, including temporary workers, contractors, and even some existing colleagues who are changing roles, depending on the circumstances.

Some background checks are legally required for everyone, but others are only necessary in certain circumstances, like working with children or vulnerable adults. Some background checks may even need to be completed before the person is able to enter the workplace. Carrying out a risk assessment for a role is a great way to help you decide which checks to perform on a job-by-job basis.

Depending on the size and structure of your organisation, you may have multiple people involved in performing background checks, such as HR, your security team, or the line manager of the candidate. Ideally, at least one senior member of the team has taken ownership of this process, even if other colleagues action certain things on their behalf.

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