Covered in this course

The Safer Recruitment in Education Training course is broken down into 5 sections.

1) Laws, Policies and Procedures Surrounding Recruitment in Education

Schools and colleges have a legal responsibility to do whatever they can to stop dangerous people from gaining access to their students. This means thoroughly checking the backgrounds of all staff and making sure that any volunteers, contractors and visitors are also appropriately checked or supervised.  

In this section, we look at the background to safer recruitment, including the relevant laws and the policies and procedures that are needed in educational settings.

Flags highlight the things that need to be considered when hiring as part of safer recruitment in education training

2) Pre-Employment Checks

This section is all about the checks that should be done to make sure a person is who they say they are, have the references and employment history they say they have and are not barred from working with children or prohibited from teaching. 

It includes Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) criminal records checks and using the Government Employer Access Online Service check.

Diagram shows things that need to be checked during the pre-employment stage as part of safer recruitment training

3) Employees and Volunteers

When it comes to safeguarding and safer recruitment, it’s not just new staff that need to be considered. It's anyone new, and you may also have to consider people who are not new, but who's role is changing. 

Anyone on your premises who is potentially in contact with children has to be checked or supervised.

This section considers anyone who may work in a school or college and the level of DBS check they require. It includes supply teachers, contractors and volunteers.

Image showing the different levels of DBS checks that are required for the different levels of staff

4) Induction and Probation Period

The safer recruitment process doesn’t just stop when an applicant takes the job. It’s important to follow up with a rigorous induction and probationary period to check the right person has been appointed. This section also looks at creating and maintaining an entire culture of safety within an organisation and includes what to do if you have any concerns.

We teach you how to get the induction and probation period right as part of our safer recruitment in education training

5) The Safer Recruitment Process

Finally, this section brings everything together and provides a 14 step guide to the safer recruitment process. At each step it reminds you of the relevant safety points at that stage.

Image showing the different stages of The Safer Recruitment Process

Safer Recruitment in Education Certificate

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

This Safer Recruitment in Education Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires 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 Safer Recruitment Training Certificate includes your namecompany name (if applicable), name of course takenpass percentagedate of completionexpiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Safer Recruitment Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 64 real user reviews.

4.55 out of 5
Clear, concise, easy to follow.

The content was ordered in an excellent way and I appreciated the review at the end of each section. The presenter was clear and unaffected and didn’t get in the way of the content. However good the presenter, and she was good, I did wish for a change of voice sometimes. The graphics helped with concentration as the subject matter was important but not exhilarating.

Very informative and interesting

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Straightforward and easy to use

This training was easy and straightforward to use. The clips made the training so much more interesting too. As we all know online training can sometimes been a a drawn out process with lots of reading but this made it much more relaxed. I also liked that you could keep popping back and forth to continue whenever you have a free hour.

The Course is very useful.

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Good training

I work in a Social Care setting (Independent Fostering Agency), would like to see a safer recruitment training not directed just on education but more generic. This did tick most boxes, however as I said too focussed on education .

Informative, easy to follow and relevant

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Very informative

This course was very thorough but customer friendly not using jargon or hard to understand terminology. The test was also thorough taking seriously this very important area of safeguarding.

The training was well presented with the

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It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

Due to the nature of this training course, there is no required legislation available at this time. However, the website states that: 

It is vital that schools and colleges create a culture of safe recruitment and, as part of that, adopt recruitment procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children. Governing bodies and proprietors must act reasonably in making decisions about the suitability of the prospective employee based on checks and evidence including criminal record checks (DBS checks), barred list checks and prohibition checks together with references and interview information. website
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