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Safer Recruitment in Education Training

This online Safer Recruitment in Education Training Course provides all recruiting staff or volunteers, in any educational sector, with the skills they need to find suitable applicants to work with children or vulnerable adults. It's CPD approved and provides printable certificates upon completion of the course.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • Complete this course online in just 50 minutes
  • CPD accredited
  • Suitable for all recruiting staff
  • Perfect for schools, colleges, sixth forms, clubs and activity centres
  • Can also be used for those who work with vulnerable adults
  • End of course test and printable certificate
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
  • Course translations readily available!

Safer Recruitment in Education Training Course Contents

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 pupils and students.  This means thoroughly checking the suitability and 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 Safer Recruitment in Education Certificate

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 all relevant approvals.


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

 Reviews More reviews

Excellent course

By on June 1, 2018
The course was really easy to follow and very informative

Quality content and subject coverage

By on March 1, 2018
Quality resouces and easy to navigate. Time effective, quality training.

Great informatve course

By on February 24, 2018
I found the course easy to access, use and liked the media format. I also appreciated the ease of going back to access past material previously visited. This helped to confirm my understanding of the safer recruitment process.