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 name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and all relevant approvals.
Due to the nature of this training course, there is no required legislation available at this time. However, the Gov.uk 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.