Safer Recruitment

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Studying our Safer Recruitment course will give you the information you need to know when advertising jobs, doing interviews and taking on new employees in a setting with children and young people. The course covers the legislation and policies needed to ensure child protection.

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Course Description

This course includes the option to play audio at no extra cost!

Please note – if you work in education, our Safer Recruitment in Education course will be more suitable.

All about this course

This Safer Recruitment course is perfect for people who work in settings with children, young people and vulnerable adults. It covers the policies and checks required to ensure that the recruitment process has the safety of children and vulnerable people as a priority.

Throughout this course you will cover best practices throughout the recruitment process. From the selection process right up to a new recruit starting in a role, we will explore how to check suitability throughout the hiring process.The course also explains the various checks needed when employing someone new to work with children including DBS checks, overseas checks and eligibility to work in the UK.

This course is perfect for people working in any kind of support service for children.

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.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Preparing to Recruit – In our first unit we will be looking at the early stages of recruitment and what the importance of the job description, as well as the person specification in getting the right applicants for the role.
  • Unit 2 – The Selection Process – This unit will be looking at the process that takes place once job adverts have been replied to, as well as ways in which organisations can ensure they are not acting in a discriminatory way.
  • Unit 3 – The Interview Process – In this unit we will be looking at what happens once candidates have been chosen to take part in an interview, as well as some questions and techniques that organisations can use to ensure they choose the most appropriate candidate.
  • Unit 4 – After the Interview – In this unit we will explore the processes that an organisation puts into place once initial interviews have been completed, it will also look at contacting referees and the types of references.
  • Unit 5 – Pre Appointment – In this unit will be looking at the importance of checks, including DBS checks, criminal record checks, as well as health checks. It will also look at how to ensure a candidate is eligible to work in the UK legally.
  • Unit 6 – Starting Employment – In our final unit we will look at the importance of ensuring health and safety in the work place, as well as what happens during probationary period, as well as the benefits of them being supervised.
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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

HR Manager
KASBAH Supported Housing

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 Safer Recruitment 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 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 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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