Safeguarding in Further Education

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This course will introduce you to safeguarding in further education, including why it is important, relevant legislation and policies that apply to further education sectors, the types of abuse students may encounter, including the possible signs and symptoms. As well as reporting concerns and post-referral.

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All about this Safeguarding in Further Education Course

All staff in Further Education providers have a statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in the same way that school staff do. Further Education colleges and providers also have a statutory duty to protect vulnerable adults who study on their premises. This course is suitable for all staff working in Further Education, including college tutors, counselling staff, classroom support staff, admin and facilities support staff and FE college management.

When it comes to the safety of learners, it is important that all FE staff know the key principles of safeguarding. You will explore the relevant safeguarding legislation that applies in further education, as well as learning about learners rights, as well as your responsibilities towards them. You will look at how legislation changes between learners younger than and older than 18 years old.

You will explore why policies are important and your responsibilities under your FE provider’s safeguarding policy.

Unit 3 will explore in detail the different types of abuse, including emotional abuse, sexual abuse including, sexting, child sexual exploitation, grooming and upskirting. Physical abuse including domestic abuse, honour-based violence, forced marriage, FGM, eating disorders and self-harm. Neglect and acts of omission, bullying including online abuse, prevent, radicalisation and extremism. Child criminal exploitation including, county lines and modern slavery. Financial abuse, mate crime, peer-on-peer abuse, discrimination and hate crime and organisational/institutional abuse.

All allegations of abuse need to be taken seriously whether made by a learner, a member of staff or other service provider. The primary aim of safeguarding is to keep an individual safe and prevent further abuse from occurring. During unit 4 you will cover the types of disclosures, how to respond to them, how to record and report concerns and what happens post-referral.

In order to complete the course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

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  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Suitable for those working in further education settings
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Safeguarding in Further Education – In the first unit of this safeguarding in further education course, you will examine what safeguarding in further education is, as well as safeguarding learners with special educational needs and disabilities and what safeguarding risk factors are.
  • Unit 2 – Relevant legislation and policies – In this unit you will explore the relevant safeguarding legislation, why it is important and how safeguarding legislation changes between learners younger than and older than 18 years. You will also explore your responsibilities under your FE provider’s safeguarding policy.
  • Unit 3 – The types of abuse – This unit will examine the different types of abuse, including county lines, modern slavery, grooming, upskirting, mate crime, peer-on-peer abuse, etc. Each type of abuse will be explained in detail, as well as the possible signs and symptoms of each.
  • Unit 4 – Reporting concerns and post-referral – In the final unit of the safeguarding in further education course you will explore the different types of disclosures, how to respond to disclosures, how to record and report concerns, the role of the Designated Safeguard Lead and what happens post-referral.
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“The learner is able to take a break and go back to the training at any time. The certificate is easy to download and a printed version is also posted to the learner. The quiz at the end really tests the learner’s knowledge to evidence they have learnt what is expected.”

Sophie Aiken

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Safeguarding in Further Education course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Safeguarding in Further Education course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Safeguarding in Further Education course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Safeguarding in Further Education
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