Safer Recruitment in Education

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Our Safer Recruitment in Education course is suitable for those working in education, including schools and colleges. You will gain detailed insight into preparing to recruit in education, the selection process, interview process, pre-appointment and the induction and safe work culture.

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Course Description

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All about this Safer Recruitment in Education Course

In our Safer Recruitment for Education course, you will be introduced to safer recruitment in education, what it means and how it relates to safeguarding. You will consider why safer recruitment is important, who is at risk and where it applies.

The course will cover the relevant legislation and guidance relating to safer recruitment, including Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018 guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 guidance, the Governance handbook etc.

You will cover the early stages of recruitment from planning safer recruitment to placing a job advert and receiving applications. You will explore how to encourage the most suitable applicants for the role and deter unsuitable applicants from working with children and young people.

You will also explore the selection stage of the recruitment process, including what to consider on receipt of application forms. You will cover scrutinising applications, shortlisting and informing applicants whether they have been successful or unsuccessful. You will look at requesting and scrutinising references and some things to look out for when checking them. You will also look at self-disclosure forms and other considerations, such as equality, discrimination and special requirements.

You will then move onto the preparations that must be done before carrying out interviews, what should happen in an interview including examples of techniques and questions to ask. You will also consider when separate safeguarding interviews may be required and some actions to take if there are any causes for concern.

You will then move onto looking at making a conditional offer of employment to the successful candidate and the checks required before an appointment is made, including DBS checks. You will also look at what is required when recruiting agency workers and overseas workers. You will learn about the importance of maintaining a single central record of pre-appointment checks.

Finally, you will explore the purpose of inducting new staff and what to include when planning and developing a programme. You will also look at the statutory requirements regarding policies, procedures and training. You will also look at what is involved in maintaining a safe culture within an educational setting and the importance of supervision and monitoring.

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.

This course will also cover four case studies on child abuse occurring in educational settings and by staff.

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

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Safer Recruitment – In the first unit you will be introduced to safer recruitment in education. You will explore relevant legislation and guidance relating to safer recruitment. The unit will finish by exploring four case studies of child abuse occurring in educational settings, which will emphasise the importance of having and following safer recruitment practice.
  • Unit 2 – Preparing to Recruit – In this unit you will be introduced to the early stages of recruitment, including planning and how to deter suitable and unsuitable applicants. You will look at the requirements for safer recruitment arrangements and the need for policies and procedures. You will consider what to include in a safer recruitment policy.
  • Unit 3 – The Selection Process – In this unit you will explore the selection stage of the recruitment process, scrutinising references and how to use self-disclosure forms, including considerations about equality, discrimination and special requirements. You will finish the unit by looking at how to prepare for the interview stage of the recruitment process.
  • Unit 4 – The Interview Process – In this unit you will consider the preparations to carry out before interviews commence, such as selecting the interview panel, meeting before the first candidate arrives and reasonable adjustments. You will finish the unit by looking at briefly what should happen when closing an interview and after the process is completed.
  • Unit 5 – Pre-appointment – In this unit you will look at making a conditional offer of employment to successful candidates. You will consider the traditional checks required for teachers and management, as well as requirements for agency workers and overseas workers. The unit will finish with you looking at what to consider when completing all checks and the requirements for keeping records after making an appointment.
  • Unit 6 – Induction and Safe Culture – In the final unit you will explore the purpose of inducting new staff and the statutory requirements regarding policies, procedures and training. You will finish the unit by looking at the processes for confidential reporting or whistleblowing and what education providers need to do.
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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 hello@cpdonline.co.uk.

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 Safer Recruitment in 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 Safer Recruitment in 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 Safer Recruitment in 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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Safer Recruitment in Education Course
Safer Recruitment in Education
£20 + VAT