E-Learning Courses offered

Course overview

Additional Course Information

The following training is provided by Virtual College:

Click the blue link beside the presentation, then follow the instructions:

  • If you are a new user to Virtual College you will need to register/set up an account with Virtual College – click the blue link.
  • If you have already set up a Virtual College account through the WSCP, please login – click the blue link.

 

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 link 

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 link 

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 link 

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 link 

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 link 

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 link

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 link

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 link

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 link 

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 link

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 link

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 link

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 link

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.

ESafety link

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.

 

LGBTQ link

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.

 

Click here to login / register for the following:

  1. NEW Safeguarding Children Level 1

This course introduces safeguarding as a subject and covers key safeguarding topics. Safeguarding children is crucially important for everyone regardless of where they work or at what level. Everyone has a responsibility when it comes to protecting children. Level 1 training is designed to be the most accessible level of safeguarding training enabling anyone, no matter what their previous knowledge, to understand key safeguarding terms and procedures alongside the most common types of abuse learners may come across.

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.

This training course covers a wide range of topics including:

– An overview of safeguarding
– Why is safeguarding important
– Serious case reviews
– The latest legislation and guidance
– Multi-agency working
– Jargon and key terms

The course uses real-world scenarios to help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life and supporting case studies that enable learners to see how the training can apply to their roles.

Level 1 is suitable for a range of roles who need to be able to correctly report suspected signs of abuse involving vulnerable children. This might include: receptionists, administrators, caterers, transport staff, maintenance staff, volunteers, and many more roles.

Please note you don’t need to complete all 3 levels, just the appropriate level for your role.

2. NEW Safeguarding Children Level 2

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.

This course covers a wide range of topics including:

-Identifying the different levels of harm and following the appropriate safeguarding procedures

– An overview of safeguarding

– Why is safeguarding important

– Serious case reviews

– Latest legislation and guidance

– Impact some well-known cases of child abuse and neglect have had on legislation

– Multi-agency working

– Jargon and key terms

– Disclosure of information from children

– Signs and symptoms of abuse Whistleblowing

– Types of abuse

– Roles and responsibilities

– Record-keeping and recording.

– The roles and responsibilities Level 2 early years and young people practitioners may have.

This course uses real-world scenarios and cases studies which enables learners to see how the training can apply to them in their role.

Level 2 is suitable for a range of roles, which might include: teachers, teaching assistants, daycare assistants, doctors, nurses, care workers.

The course has been mapped to the following best practice frameworks;
Intercollegiate Frameworks, Core Training Skills Framework, National Competency Safeguarding Framework.

Please note you don’t need to complete all 3 levels, just the appropriate level for your role.

  1. Safeguarding Children Level 3

Previously known as Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect

Level 3 safeguarding children training has been 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.

This course covers a wide range of topics including: 

– An overview of safeguarding                                                   – Signs and symptoms of abuse
– Why is safeguarding important                                               – Whistleblowing
– Serious case reviews                                                                   – Types of abuse
– Latest legislation and guidance                                                – Roles and responsibilities
– Multi-agency working                                                                 – Record-keeping and recording
– Jargon and key terms                                                                  – Disclosure of information from children

– Outlines the responsibilities that lead workers in the children’s and young person’s sector have.

To help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life, this course uses real-world scenarios which can help learners to better understand.

This course is suitable for those working with children and young people including teachers, childminders, doctors, nurses, social workers, sports teacher/coaches, police, paramedics, council workers.

The course has been mapped to the following best practice frameworks;
Intercollegiate Frameworks, Core Training Skills Framework, National Competency Safeguarding Framework.

Please note you don’t need to complete all 3 levels, just the appropriate level for your role.

  1. 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’. It is the duty of schools and colleges to prioritise this responsibility at the highest level.

The Safeguarding Children in Education course has been created with child protection in mind, giving advice and information for schools and college staff using practical, real-life examples. The course is written by safeguarding experts with over 100 years’ joint experience in the education sector.

On completion of this course learners will:

– Recognise the legislation and guidance that governs safeguarding children in education
– Identify safe working practices in education settings
– Recognise the importance of early intervention and specific safeguarding issues
– Recognise the signs of abuse and neglect

– Identify what to do if you have concerns about children
– Illustrate how safeguarding children works in practice

This course is suitable for anyone working with children including administrators, reception staff, teachers, teaching assistants, early year’s practitioners.

  1. Suicidal Thoughts

Previously known as Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People

This course explains why some people are vulnerable, and gives guidance on how to support people in this situation.

It course covers the following:

– A definition of suicidal thoughts and mental wellbeing
– A description of suicidal ideation and how to identify it
– Why some people are vulnerable to suicidal thoughts
– Vulnerabilities for substance misuse, social isolation and other external influences
– Guidance, how to assess risk, strengths-based practice, information sharing, interventions and how to help

This course is suitable for practitioners working with children including, teachers, teaching assistants, social workers, police, volunteers, care workers, school support staff.

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

Previously known as Hidden Harm – The effects of parental problem substance use on children

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.

This course covers the following:

– Definition of the Toxic Trio itself: domestic abuse, parental mental ill-health, parental substance abuse
– Statistics, facts and figures, and research into the Toxic Trio
– The impact the Toxic Trio can have on children, and on adults’ parenting ability
– NICE guidelines about alcohol misuse and drug misuse
– Vulnerabilities for substance misuse
– The risk and impact to children and adolescents: health, increased vulnerability, development
– Guidance, how to assess risk, strengths-based practice, information sharing and interventions
– Working Together

This course uses real-world scenarios to help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life. These real-world scenarios and the supporting cases studies will enable learners to see how their training can apply to them in their role.

This course is suitable for practitioners working with children including, teachers, teaching assistants, school support staff, administrators, social workers, volunteers.

7. Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse

This Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse course has been created with victims in mind and will inform learners about domestic violence and abuse, and how to support those experiencing it.

The impact of domestic abuse can extend beyond the victim, affecting their children, future relationships and even their job. As a result, it is vital that awareness of domestic violence and abuse improves, so people know how to spot potential signs.

– After completing this course learners will be able to:
– Explain what domestic violence and abuse is and identify who is at risk
– Describe the physical and psychological effects of domestic violence and abuse
– Classify the behaviours displayed by an abusive person
– Explain the impact of domestic violence and abuse on children, young people and vulnerable adults
– Outline the multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC) process
– Describe best practices for supporting those experiencing domestic violence
 
This course is 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.

8. Child Sexual Exploitation

Previously known as Safeguarding Children and Young People from Abuse by 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. The aim of these modules is to give learners an awareness of what sexual exploitation is and how to identify it whilst also describing the best practice of how to safeguard those who are at risk.

The course covers a range of topics including:

– The definition of both child and adult sexual exploitation (CSE and ASE)
– Ways in which people can be sexually exploited, and vulnerability factors
– Sexual offences
– Sexual exploitation and consent
– Indicator behaviours and signs
– The impact of sexual exploitation
– Risk assessments
– Grooming and trafficking
– How to report instances of ASE and CSE.

It includes interactive scenarios and case studies to help learners see how they can apply the learning to a real-world scenario.

This course is 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.

9. Suicidal Thoughts

Previously known as Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People.

This course explains why some people are vulnerable, and gives guidance on how to support people in this situation.

It course covers the following:

– A definition of suicidal thoughts and mental wellbeing
– A description of suicidal ideation and how to identify it
– Why some people are vulnerable to suicidal thoughts
– Vulnerabilities for substance misuse, social isolation and other external influences
– Guidance, how to assess risk, strengths-based practice, information sharing, interventions and how to help

This course is suitable for practitioners working with children including, teachers, teaching assistants, social workers, police, volunteers, care workers, school support staff and many more roles.

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

Previously known as Hidden Harm – The effects of parental problem substance use on children.

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.

This course covers the following:

– Definition of the Toxic Trio itself: domestic abuse, parental mental ill-health, parental substance abuse
– Statistics, facts and figures, and research into the Toxic Trio
– The impact the Toxic Trio can have on children, and on adults’ parenting ability
– NICE guidelines about alcohol misuse and drug misuse
– Vulnerabilities for substance misuse
– The risk and impact to children and adolescents: health, increased vulnerability, development
– Guidance, how to assess risk, strengths-based practice, information sharing and interventions
– Working Together

This course uses real-world scenarios to help professionals apply knowledge into everyday life. These real-world scenarios and the supporting cases studies will enable learners to see how their training can apply to them in their role.

This course is suitable for practitioners working with children including, teachers, teaching assistants, school support staff, administrators, social workers, volunteers.

 11. FGM and Abuse linked to Faith or Belief

Previously known as An Introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour based Violence

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.

Areas covered in this training include:

– Definitions of FGM, its terminology and types, its origin
– How it is carried out
– Legislation relating to issues in these courses
– Guidance for practitioners

This training uses real-world scenarios to enable learners to apply the techniques and learning into their workplace.

This course is suitable for those working with children, young people and adults in safeguarding, teachers, or various volunteer roles.

12. 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.

Topics covered in this module include:

– Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), its definition and how to recognise it
– Spotting the signs and characteristics of those involved with gangs, and ‘pull factors’ that could indicate vulnerability of children and young people
– Definition of ‘county lines exploitation’ and its connection to human trafficking, modern slavery and forced labour, how to recognise the signs of activity
– Definitions of gang terminology
– Links between gangs and knife crime
– What to do if you suspect gang involvement
– The National Referral Mechanism (NRM)

Case studies and videos are used to illustrate the information contained in the courses.

This course is 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.

 13. Radicalisation and Extremism

Previously known as Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme

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.

The topics covered in this module include:

– Extremism, radicalisation and terrorism, and the differences between them
– Sources and types of terrorism threats
– How the radicalisation process happens
– Risk factors and how to identify people vulnerable to radicalisation
– Government strategies, including CONTEST, Channel, and Prevent
– UK legislation and actions to reduce acts of terrorism
– Actions you can take

Case studies and videos are used to illustrate the information in the course.

This course is suitable for a range of practitioners including, teachers, teaching assistants, care workers, social workers, safeguarding teams, university staff, HR workers and many more roles.

14. Modern Slavery & Trafficking

Previously known as Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery

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

After completing the course, learners will be able to:

– Define and explain the meanings of adult and child trafficking, human exploitation and modern slavery

– Be aware of and make sure to respect the rights of victims of human trafficking

– Act in line with your own responsibilities as a professional and be aware of the responsibilities of other authorities in the UK

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.

This course has been 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.

15. eSafety

Previously known as eSafety – Guidance for Practitioners and Parents

This course explains why some people are vulnerable, and gives guidance on how to support people in this situation.

It course covers the following:

– A definition of suicidal thoughts and mental wellbeing
– A description of suicidal ideation and how to identify it
– Why some people are vulnerable to suicidal thoughts
– Vulnerabilities for substance misuse, social isolation and other external influences
– Guidance, how to assess risk, strengths-based practice, information sharing, interventions and how to help

This course is suitable 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.

16. NEW LGBTQ Awareness

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, and includes challenges and interactivity to engage learners.

 

The following training is available separate to Virtual College:

Reducing Parental Conflict – Wakefield Relationship MattersClick here for more information and to book

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.

Practitioners will explore how to discuss parental conflict with parents, focusing on practising skills such as negotiation and compromise when handling conversations with parents. Practitioners will be provided with tools and techniques to enable parents to resolve destructive conflict with positive outcomes not only for parents but improve outcomes for their children.

There are four modules to the e learning programme.

Module 1: Understanding the parental conflict evidence-base. Providing practitioners with the knowledge to underpin practice, this introductory workshop explores the evidence base and the impact of parental conflict on outcomes for children.

Module 2: Identify and discuss parental conflict with parents. Focusing on the causes of parental conflict, this workshop equips practitioners with the skills to work with parents to identify and explore relationship conflict

Module 3: Working with parents in conflict

This skills-based workshop introduces a series of tools that can, be used to work with parents, encouraging behaviour change and promoting positive communication

Module 4: The role of supervisors and managers in managing people to address parental conflict

Aimed at supervisors and managers, this workshop focuses on the importance of recognising parental conflict, with an aim to develop the skills to coach and support practitioners.

The course is 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.

Please note in September we are also offering modules 2 and 3 via Virtual classroom’s – so you can attend from your home/office.  

16th September Half day – Module 1/2 link

16th September Half day – Module 3 link

 

Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE) – Click here to access the training

Keep them Safe Free Online CSE Training

Parents against Child Sexual Exploitation (PACE) have developed an online awareness course which practitioners and parents can access.

PACE is a national charity offering information, support and guidance to parents and careers in relations to CSE. The website has a number of free resources for parents and careers which can be accessed online or downloaded. PACE also run a national telephone support service, details of which can be found on their website.

This 20/30 minute e-learning course is for parents and professionals who work alongside children and young people.

ECPAT UK Training on Child Trafficking – Click here to access the training

‘In Your Hands’ E-learning course on child trafficking.

This is a free resource which 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.

In Your Hands is also available in 2 alternative versions for professionals based in Scotland or in Wales which refer to the relevant Scottish or Welsh legislation and guidance.

This course is suitable for practitioners working with vulnerable children from abroad including, health professionals, voluntary sector workers, social workers, police officers, immigration officers, teachers, school support staff.

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