E-Learning Courses offered

Course overview

Additional Course Information

The following training is provided by Virtual College:

  • You are only able to access this training if you have already set up a Virtual College account through the WSCP, please login – click the blue link.

Please complete your courses and download certificates by 26th March as you will no longer be able to access Virtual College after 26th March.


If after following the above information you have problems registering or logging in please email wscpevents@wakefield.gov.uk and we will respond to you as soon as possible.  If when registering/setting up an account you can’t find your organisation, please email wscpevents@wakefield.gov.uk

All of the courses are available free of charge to all staff working in the Wakefield District. The e-learning courses can be accessed from your own computer using the self-registration service.

NEW Working with Children with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Children with learning difficulties and disabilities need particular consideration with regard to safeguarding and care.  This course gives an overview of information and guidance needed for those who work or care for children and young people in this situation.

Level 1 Safeguarding Children

This course introduces safeguarding as a subject and covers key safeguarding topics. Level 1 training is designed to be the most accessible level of safeguarding training enabling anyone, no matter what their previous knowledge. This training gives learners the knowledge they need to effectively and accurately report signs of abuse or if they suspect a child is being abused. Please choose the course appropriate to your role. Suitable for a range of roles including: receptionists, administrators, caterers, transport staff, maintenance staff, volunteers, and many more roles.


Level 2 Safeguarding Children

This course will give learners the knowledge they need to be able to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and what they need to do if they suspect a child is being abused or discloses sensitive information to them. Level 2 training is designed for those who regularly come into contact with children in their work and need to maintain a more advanced level of safeguarding knowledge. Please choose the course appropriate to your role. Suitable for a range of roles, which might include: teaching assistants, daycare assistants, doctors, nurses, care workers and many more roles.

Level 3 Safeguarding Children

Designed for managers working in roles where they frequently come into contact with children and their families. It contains core safeguarding modules to ensure that learners are up to date with the latest information and goes into more detailed information about reporting suspected abuse whether it has been reported directly to them or via a member of staff. This course covers key topics to ensure learners have a strong grasp on current safeguarding knowledge and key procedures. Please choose the course appropriate to your role. Suitable for those working with children and young people including teachers, childminders, doctors, nurses, social workers, sports teacher/coaches, police, paramedics, council workers and many more roles.
Please note this does not replace Face to Face DSL training for teachers.


Safeguarding Children in Education

It is a statutory requirement that all staff working with children receive appropriate child protection training. The Department of Education states ‘everybody who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children’. Suitable for anyone working with children including administrators, reception staff, teachers, teaching assistants, early year’s practitioners.


Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse

This course has been created with victims in mind and will inform learners about domestic violence and abuse, and how to support those experiencing it. Suitable for anyone who works with children or vulnerable adults and those practitioners who have regular contact with families including, social workers, teachers, healthcare staff, youth workers, council workers and many more roles.


Child Sexual Exploitation

This course provides information on dealing with both Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Adult Sexual Exploitation (ASE). It is aimed at those who work with vulnerable individuals, it includes guidance on grooming, trafficking, consent and reporting. Suitable for practitioners working with children including, teachers, care workers, support workers, social workers, hospital staff, youth workers, school support staff and many more roles.

Suicidal Thoughts

This course explains why some people are vulnerable, and gives guidance on how to support people in this situation.  Suitable for practitioners working with children including, teachers, teaching assistants, social workers, police, volunteers, care workers, school support staff and many more roles.

Toxic Trio – Hidden Harm, Parental Mental Health, Parental Substance Misuse

This course will help the learner define what the toxic trio means and its effects. It contains information and resources to enable practitioners to define and identify the effects of such abuse and act accordingly. Suitable for practitioners working with children including, teachers, teaching assistants, school support staff, administrators, social workers, volunteers.

FGM and Abuse linked to Faith or Belief 

This course covers Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), abuse linked to faith or belief, and forced marriage, it will help learners to understand the links between these issues, provide information on how to identify vulnerable people, and how to report and act on such knowledge.  Suitable for those working with children, young people and adults in safeguarding, teachers, or various volunteer roles.

NEW Gang related issues and County Lines 

This course covers gang related issues for children and young people, defines and explains ‘county lines’ and its links to organised criminal networks. Suitable for practitioners working with children including, social workers, care workers, teachers, teaching assistants, healthcare professionals, council workers, youth workers, anti-social behaviour officers, housing officers, refuse collectors, maintenance staff and many more roles.


Radicalisation and Extremism 

This training course will help learners to understand various forms of radicalisation and extremism and how it can be recognised and countered. It explores how some people become vulnerable to radicalisation and extremism and how this can potentially lead to terrorism, it covers actions that you can take. It also details government initiatives and legislation. Suitable for a range of practitioners including, teachers, teaching assistants, care workers, social workers, safeguarding teams, university staff, HR workers and many more roles.

Modern Slavery & Trafficking 

This course gives learners an awareness of trafficking and modern slavery.

Virtual College worked with West Yorkshire Police to develop this e-learning course, as well as safeguarding boards and ECPAT UK, a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against child trafficking and exploitation. Developed for those who may come into contact with vulnerable children and adults, including teachers, youth workers, local authorities, police officers, council workers, nurses and many more roles.


This course will help learners to identify adults and children at risk of online abuse. It will give learners the knowledge they need to spot children, young people and adults at risk and suffering from online abuse.  Developed for those who may come into contact with vulnerable children and adults including, teachers, governors, support staff, volunteers, librarians, health workers, social workers, care workers youth workers and many more roles.



This is a wide-ranging course covering awareness of LGBTQ matters, including health and education, definitions of important terms, bullying and discrimination faced by LGBTQ people, it includes challenges and interactivity to engage learners.


The following training is provide through different training sources (not through Virtual College):

Please remember to complete an evaluation form link and email it to: wscpevents@wakefield.gov.uk


Wakefield Relationship Matters / Reducing Parental Conflict online training link

This course is to be booked via our website, please click on the blue link and follow the booking instructions.  Once you have booked, please wait up to 7 days for login details to be sent to you from the training company Knowledgepool.

The Reducing Parental Conflict Programme (known locally as Wakefield Relationship Matters) has been designed to provide practitioners and their managers with the skills in supporting parents/carers to reduce conflict within their relationship, whether they are together or separated. Research has found that children exposed to parental conflict experience a decline in their mental health and long-term outcomes. There are four modules to work through in the e learning programme.  Suitable for a range of front line practitioners working within both adult and children services in a variety of roles across the reach of local authorities and all partner organisations, including health, school, police, housing, third sector, administration, anyone working with parents.


PACE link

Click on the blue link, you will the be taken to the PACE website to do the training.

Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) have developed an online awareness course which practitioners and parents can access. Keep them Safe Online CSE Training. Suitable for parents and professionals who work alongside children and young people.


ECPAT UK Training on Child Trafficking link

Click on the blue link, you will the be taken to the ECPAT website to do the training.

‘In Your Hands’ e-learning course about child trafficking is appropriate for all professionals who may work with children who may have been trafficked. This course provides you with an awareness of the main issues around victim identification and what steps to take to provide support to a child victim of trafficking. Suitable for practitioners working with vulnerable children from abroad including, health professionals, voluntary sector workers, social workers, police officers, immigration officers, teachers, and school support staff.


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