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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 2 sections

  1. 1 Modern Slavery Spectrum
  2. 2 You and Your Organisation
A still of a slave being sold by a perpetrator - Modern Slavery Training
A modern slave in our Modern Slavery Training

Modern Slavery is an umbrella term that covers various words like slavery, servitude, forced labour & human trafficking.  There are many different categories that sit within these types and they often overlap, so a victim of one type of slavery can often be a victim of two or three. Throughout this course, we will be sharing case studies to raise awareness of the most common types and to show you how to spot the signs.

Organisations that might be guilty of Modern Slavery

In this section, we’ll discuss what you and your organisation can do to help eradicate it and will cover; how to report any concerns or suspicions, compliance with the Modern Slavery Act, working practices and policies and your organisation's supply chain. We also include a couple of extra case studies from two industries that are at high risk for modern slavery.

About this course

Modern Slavery is an on-going issue within the United Kingdom. In 2017, the National Referral Mechanism reported that over 5000 potential victims were submitted, from 116 different nationalities. Which is a 35% increase from 2016. In fact, there are more slaves in the world today (40 million) than ever before.

Modern-day slavery is a crime. It includes slavery, human trafficking, forced or compulsory labour and servitude. People subject to slavery have to work against their will and do not have freedom of choice. 

Someone is defined as being a victim of slavery if they are:

  • forced to work
  • controlled or owned by an individual or organisation that uses physical or mental exploitation 
  • dehumanised and is bought or sold as 'property'
  • is constrained or has restricted freedom of movement
  • deceived into servitude

This online Modern Slavery training course aims to educate users on identifying signs of modern-day slavery and to give confidence to people to speak up about it. 

Michelle Livings, a presenter of Modern Slavery Training

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Michelle Livings

The importance of Modern Slavery 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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Modern Slavery Training certificate

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

This Modern Slavery Training course concludes with a 10 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 Modern Slavery 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.

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856 real user reviews

4.8 out of 5
very informative

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars


Informative and useful to have awareness of modern slavery

Eye opening

I thought I was already quite switched on when it came to this issue, but this has been an eye opening and practical insight into the signs of modern day slavery.



Very educative.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

I find this course very helpful.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Principles and thought-provoking.

I had to repeat the module several times but learned a lot from doing this. The content is interesting and bears repetition, thank you for creating this material. I was surprised by several facts reported, the numbers of overseas workers here in Britain. This is a potentially a plus but not the scope for structured exploitation. I found the case studies shown really helpful as spotting human slavery can be difficult. In the past it was more normal and hence hard to challenge; now illegal but often well concealed. In my line of work we help people access books and local services so we help contribute to democracy. I am new in post and enjoying different challenges, especially learning about our governance.

Yes it was really interesting.

Yes it was really interesting to get an insight into Modern Day Slavery

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015, is designed to combat modern-day slavery within the UK. 

The Act was created in order to help law enforcement to punish those who are involved in these acts and also increasing the amount of support that victims receive. As well as other factors, the Act aims to;

  • create an independent anti-slavery commissioner
  • require businesses over a certain size to publish any actions taken to ensure there is no modern slavery within their business or supply chain
  • introduce a defence for victims
  • assign an obligation to the Secretary of State to produce statutory guidance for victims.

The Act will "send the strongest possible message to criminals that if you are involved in this disgusting trade in human beings, you will be arrested, you will be prosecuted and you will be locked up."

James Brokenshire - Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Business benefits

This course will help you raise awareness and educate your employees on the signs of slavery, helping to build their confidence and increase the likelihood that they’ll speak up if they notice anything suspicious.

This’ll help you root out any potential slavery in your supply chain, making sure that you stay legally compliant, increasing your moral standing and reputation with customers, and, most importantly, improving the lives of people forced into servitude the world over.

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