E-Learning

Bullying awareness

The Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) offers free online CPD anti- bullying training for anyone that works with children and young people. The online training has been developed as part of the ABA’s All Together programme which aims to reduce bullying of disabled children and those with special educational needs (SEN) but applies to all children.

Cost: Free
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Attachment in the early years (Open University)

This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This OpenLearn course describes Bowlby’s theory and the work that has built on it, illustrated with video recordings of the assessment of attachment in a laboratory setting and a talk by an eminent attachment researcher.

Cost: Free
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Caring for Vulnerable Children (Future Learn)

Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course. In times of austerity and shrinking public services, the task of identifying and caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. In this free online course, we’ll help you explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task.

Cost: Free
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Childhood in the digital age (Open Learn)

Are you a technology optimist or a technology pessimist? The amount of technology available to children today is greater than in any previous generation, and it is more specifically designed to capture their imaginations. There is heated debate as to how the digital influx is shaping children’s development and experience.

Cost: Free
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Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics

Understand your own amazing brain. We will look at what your brain is made of, how these components are organised and how they function. This information is helping neuroscientists across the globe understand the brain – and how it is able to do everything from stopping you falling off your bike, to making you feel sad that your football team lost their game, to helping you learn how your brain works.

Cost: Free
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Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences

This online learning package covers an introduction to ACEs, brain development in the early years, the impact of childhood adversity, social, Health and community Impacts of ACEs early trauma, protective factors, looking at ACEs through a trauma informed lens and building resilience

Cost: Free
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Building Character through Youth Social Action

Learn about how you can support young people on their social action journey. Youth social action – activities young people do to help others and the environment – is becoming increasingly recognised as a way to improve communities and develop young people’s characters. Educational institutions, businesses, voluntary organisations and governments are investing in social action to provide opportunities to young people of all backgrounds.

Cost: Free
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Human Rights Friendly Schools

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Explain the importance of fostering a school environment that is human rights friendly
Assess the human rights friendliness of your own school environment
Take practical steps to make your school more human rights friendly
Design your own initiatives for advancing knowledge of and respect for human rights in your school
Advocate for a whole school approach to strengthening a culture of human rights in your school
Apply strategies for gaining supporters inside and outside your school

Cost: Free
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Autism and the police service (National Autistic Society)

There have been a number of cases over the years of people with autism being wrongly arrested or approached by the police due to their ‘unusual and stereotyped behaviour’. Our new ‘Autism and the police service’ module aims to make the police more aware of autism spectrum disorders and give them a better understanding of autism and ways in which they can offer support to individuals on the spectrum. Difficulties may arise at any stage of communication between the police and someone on the autism spectrum, from the initial approach on the street to the interview process, whether that be as a suspect or as a witness to a crime. The online module will focus on different elements of policing by using case studies, exploring people’s experiences in public spaces and offering advice on how to make reasonable adjustments.

Cost: £30.00
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Awareness of Forced Marriage

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk. This course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk and is aimed specifically at child protection services, health professionals, education professionals, police officers, children’s social care, adult social care and housing authorities.

Cost: Free
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Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion (FutureLearn)

Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability – robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society. On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area.

Cost: Free
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Understanding autism (National Autistic Society)

This module provides perspectives from people on the autism spectrum about how autism is defined and experienced. The module will enable learners to recognise the strengths and challenges experienced by many autistic people and how to respond to create enabling environments.

Cost: £30.00
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Domestic Violence

In this Domestic Violence course you will learn of the existing legislations surrounding domestic violence in order to protect individuals. You will consider the key elements of domestic violence in relation to the behaviours that are experienced by both the abuser and the victim.

Cost: £20.00 + vat
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Certificate in Understanding County Lines

Child exploitation and drugs trafficking are illegal throughout the UK. All school staff should be aware of indicators that children are at-risk from, or are involved in, serious violent crime, including county lines, as part of their statutory safeguarding duties. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand, identify and support children who may be vulnerable to exploitation and at risk of being recruited into county lines.

Cost: £50.00
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Gang Related Issues and County Lines

This online Gang Related Issues and County Lines training has been designed to give learners a better understanding of gang issues and county lines by looking at these terms, what they mean and the signs and symptoms of abuse. The online CPD approved safeguarding training also looks at Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), its definition and how to recognise it and much more.

Cost: £30.00
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New Psychocative Substances (Project Neptune)

In partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Project NEPTUNE has developed training modules that are accessible and easy to use for busy front-line clinicians and other practitioners. These e-learning modules are developed based on the principles used by the College to develop Continuous Professional Development (CPD). They include multi-media and interactive elements and are open access (free of charge).

Cost: Free
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Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion (FutureLearn)

Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability – robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society. On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area.

Cost: Free
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Harmful sexual behaviour in schools training

Are you aware of the differences between healthy sexual behaviours and those which are of concern? Do you know what to do if a child or young person has experienced sexual harassment and abuse or is displaying sexualised behaviour? Get the knowledge and skills you need to recognise, report and record sexualised behaviour concerns with our elearning courses for primary or secondary schools.

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Human Rights Friendly Schools

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Explain the importance of fostering a school environment that is human rights friendly
Assess the human rights friendliness of your own school environment
Take practical steps to make your school more human rights friendly
Design your own initiatives for advancing knowledge of and respect for human rights in your school
Advocate for a whole school approach to strengthening a culture of human rights in your school
Apply strategies for gaining supporters inside and outside your school

Cost: Free
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Managing sexualised behaviour in schools (NSPCC)

An online course for anyone working in primary schools in the UK. Gain the skills to assess and manage incidents of sexualised behaviour within your school. Guidance in all four UK nations stresses the importance of providing an effective response to harmful sexual behaviour (Department for Education, 2018a; Department of Health. Northern Ireland, 2017; Scottish Government, 2014, All Wales Child Protection Procedures Review Group (AWCPPRG), 2012). It’s an issue of growing concern to schools, reflected by the Department for Education’s decision to publish specific advice on managing sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges in England (Department for Education, 2018b).

Cost: £30.00
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Gambling Awareness for Professionals

Gambling awareness course for professionals, volunteers and frontline staff. This course looks at what gambling is, how to identify someone affected by gambling harm as well as the risks, hidden harms and gambling support services available. 18+ only

Cost: Free
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Gambling Awareness for Young People

Gambling awareness course for young people aged 11-19 years old (content aimed at Key Stages 4 and 5 – but available to all ages). This course looks at different types of gambling activities and the law, what problem gambling looks like and how to spot the signs and how to stay safe when gambling.

Cost: Free
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Understanding and responding to gambling harms: A brief guide for professionals

This free online learning course has been developed in collaboration GambleAware. Our online course will provide useful guidance for people who want to provide brief interventions to address risks and harms related to gambling disorders. The course also contains an optional topic for organisational leaders wishing to set up and implement the processes necessary to support their employees to provide intervention in the workplace.

Cost: Free
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Harmful sexual behaviour in schools training

Are you aware of the differences between healthy sexual behaviours and those which are of concern? Do you know what to do if a child or young person has experienced sexual harassment and abuse or is displaying sexualised behaviour? Get the knowledge and skills you need to recognise, report and record sexualised behaviour concerns with our elearning courses for primary or secondary schools.

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Managing sexualised behaviour in schools (NSPCC)

An online course for anyone working in primary schools in the UK. Gain the skills to assess and manage incidents of sexualised behaviour within your school. Guidance in all four UK nations stresses the importance of providing an effective response to harmful sexual behaviour (Department for Education, 2018a; Department of Health. Northern Ireland, 2017; Scottish Government, 2014, All Wales Child Protection Procedures Review Group (AWCPPRG), 2012). It’s an issue of growing concern to schools, reflected by the Department for Education’s decision to publish specific advice on managing sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges in England (Department for Education, 2018b).

Cost: £30.00
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Home Office Prevent Learning

This offers an introduction to the Prevent duty, and explains how it aims to safeguard vulnerable people from being radicalised to supporting terrorism or becoming terrorists themselves. A link to the prevent duty guidance is available at the end of this e-Learning.

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Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges training

Gain the knowledge and skills required for a lead safeguarding role in schools and colleges based in England. Delivered and facilitated by experienced professionals, this course will enable you to develop knowledge and skills in application of the role and responsibilities.

Cost: £450.00
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It’s your call (NSPCC)

An online training course for people, who as part of their job enter homes to undertake their work or deliver their service. Do you feel confident enough to trust your instincts and senses if you witness signs of child abuse or neglect? Do you know how to act on these concerns and report possible signs of child abuse? The NSPCC have produced this 15-minute interactive online learning course to help workers who enter or have access to people’s homes to recognise the signs of possible abuse and neglect, encourage them to report concerns either through their work channels, the NSPCC helpline, or if the concern is urgent, the police and support those who may have already witnessed signs of child abuse know what to do about it and provide advice

Cost: £19.00
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Keep Them Safe: Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation free course

Thousands of children in the UK are at risk of being forced or manipulated into sexual activity in a form of abuse called child sexual exploitation. This abuse can happen to any child, anywhere. Knowing what to look for is an important way you can help to protect your children. Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and Virtual College have teamed up to provide this short (20 to 30 minutes) online course designed for parents and carers. (This course will be of interest to those working with children but is NOT a replacement for a full training course).

Cost: Free
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Childhood in the digital age (Open Learn)

Are you a technology optimist or a technology pessimist? The amount of technology available to children today is greater than in any previous generation, and it is more specifically designed to capture their imaginations. There is heated debate as to how the digital influx is shaping children’s development and experience.

Cost: Free
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Online safety training (NSPCC)

Do you know your Fortnite from your Snapchat? Do you know the role online technologies play in children and young people’s lives and the risks they might face? The online world brings many positives and possibilities, but it’s also full of risks – and it’s constantly changing. Developed by the NSPCC in association with NCA-CEOP, the child protection unit of the National Crime Agency, this elearning course will help you to understand what children and young people do online, why they take risks and how to respond to these risks so you can feel confident in protecting the children you work with.

Cost: £35.00
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Caring for Vulnerable Children (Future Learn)

Develop an understanding of some of the approaches involved in caring for vulnerable children, with this free online course. In times of austerity and shrinking public services, the task of identifying and caring for vulnerable children has never been more challenging. In this free online course, we’ll help you explore some of the issues involved in undertaking this task.

Cost: Free
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Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences

This online learning package covers an introduction to ACEs, brain development in the early years, the impact of childhood adversity, social, Health and community Impacts of ACEs early trauma, protective factors, looking at ACEs through a trauma informed lens and building resilience

Cost: Free
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Awareness of Forced Marriage

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk. This course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk and is aimed specifically at child protection services, health professionals, education professionals, police officers, children’s social care, adult social care and housing authorities.

Cost: Free
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Certificate in Understanding County Lines

Child exploitation and drugs trafficking are illegal throughout the UK. All school staff should be aware of indicators that children are at-risk from, or are involved in, serious violent crime, including county lines, as part of their statutory safeguarding duties. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand, identify and support children who may be vulnerable to exploitation and at risk of being recruited into county lines.

Cost: £50.00
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Understanding violence against women and girls

The course provides an understanding of violence against women and girls, its extent, drivers and impact. It also provides evidence-based guidance for policy-makers and stakeholders in complementary fields to better understand the key pillars for preventing it from occurring in the first place and responding to it when it does occur.

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Awareness of Forced Marriage

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk. This course is aimed at all professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults at risk and is aimed specifically at child protection services, health professionals, education professionals, police officers, children’s social care, adult social care and housing authorities.

Cost: Free
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Understanding violence against women and girls

The course provides an understanding of violence against women and girls, its extent, drivers and impact. It also provides evidence-based guidance for policy-makers and stakeholders in complementary fields to better understand the key pillars for preventing it from occurring in the first place and responding to it when it does occur.

Cost:
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