Which courses should staff complete?

We provide a wide range of training options with course pathways dependent on a member of staff's role.

Clearly not all staff need to complete every course within the suite.

To help you plan who should do what, please look at the tables below:

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New employees
CoursesIn Regulated Activity 1Not in Regulated ActivityIn Administration RolesAncillary StaffCatering/Kitchen
Core training
Child Protection - An Introduction To The Thematics YesYesYesYes
Child Protection for Administration Staff  Yes  
Child Protection for Ancillary Staff Yes YesYes
Child Protection for Staff in Regulated Activity RolesYes     
Thematics
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)Yes Yes   
County LinesYes Yes   
Domestic AbuseYes YesYesYesYes
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) AwarenessYes Optional   
Forced MarriageYes Optional   
Honour Based Abuse (HBA)Yes Optional   
Prevent DutyYes Yes   
Serious Violence & Knife CrimeYes YesYesYesYes
Sexual Violence, Abuse and Harassment between PeersYes Yes   
Other courses
Administration of Medication in an Educational SettingOptional OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
E-SafetyYes YesYesYesYes
Fire Safety Awareness in Educational SettingsYes YesYesYesYes
Fire Warden In Educational SettingsOptional OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
First Aid Basics In An Educational SettingOptional OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Food Safety & Hygiene Training    Yes
Food Safety in Classroom SettingsOptional OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Yes YesYesYesYes
Health and SafetyYes YesYesYesYes
Policy in PracticeOptional OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Risk AssessmentYes OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Safer RecruitmentOptional  OptionalOptionalOptional
Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young PeopleYes YesYesYesYes
1 Regulated activity includes:
  • Teaching, training, instructing, caring for or supervising children if the person is unsupervised, or providing advice or guidance on well-being or driving a vehicle only for children;
  • Work in specified spaces, which includes educational settings where there is opportunity for contact with children. (Note: this does not include work done by supervised volunteers).
Existing employees
CoursesIn Regulated Activity 1Not in Regulated ActivityAdmin staffAncillary staffCatering/Kitchen staff
Has completed core training courses?Has completed core training courses?Has completed core training courses?Has completed core training courses?Has completed core training courses?
NoYesNoYesNoYesNoYesNoYes
Core training
Child Protection - An Introduction To The Thematics  YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Child Protection for Administration Staff    Yes Yes Yes 
Child Protection for Administration Staff - Refresher     Yes Yes Yes
Child Protection for Ancillary Staff  Yes       
Child Protection for Ancillary Staff - Refresher   Yes      
Child Protection for Staff in Regulated Activity RolesYes         
Child Protection for Staff in Regulated Activity Roles - Refresher Yes        
Thematics
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)Yes Optional       
Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) - Refresher Yes Optional      
County LinesYesYesOptional       
Domestic AbuseYes Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Domestic Abuse Refresher Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) AwarenessYes Optional       
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Awareness Refresher Yes Optional      
Forced MarriageYes Optional       
Forced Marriage Refresher Yes Optional      
Honour Based Abuse (HBA)Yes Optional       
Honour Based Abuse (HBA) Refresher Yes Optional      
Prevent DutyYes Yes       
Prevent Duty Refresher Yes Yes      
Serious Violence & Knife CrimeYes Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Serious Violence & Knife Crime Refresher  Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other courses
Administration of Medication in an Educational SettingOptional Optional OptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
E-SafetyYes Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Fire Safety Awareness in Educational SettingsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Fire Warden In Educational SettingsOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
First Aid Basics In An Educational SettingOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Food Safety & Hygiene Training        Yes 
Food Safety in Classroom SettingsOptional Optional       
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Yes Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Health and SafetyYes Yes YesYesYesYesYesYes
Policy in PracticeOptional Optional       
Risk AssessmentYes Optional       
Safer RecruitmentOptional Optional OptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young PeopleYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
1 Regulated activity includes:
  • Teaching, training, instructing, caring for or supervising children if the person is unsupervised, or providing advice or guidance on well-being or driving a vehicle only for children;
  • Work in specified spaces, which includes educational settings where there is opportunity for contact with children. (Note: this does not include work done by supervised volunteers).
Specialist roles
CoursesDSLDMHL
New to role 1Has completed core training 2New to roleHas completed core training
Designated Mental Health Lead (DMHL) Optional YesYes
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)Yes Yes   
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Refresher Yes   
Domestic AbuseYes Yes   
First Aid Basics In An Educational SettingOptional Optional   
Serious Violence & Knife CrimeYes    
Serious Violence & Knife Crime Refresher  Yes   
Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young PeopleYes Yes   
All the courses in this table specifically relate to the DSL and DMHL roles. If you are taking on any additional roles such as administering medication please access the courses specific to that topic.
1 Staff new to the DSL role should also have completed core child protection and thematics training. If not completed our core modules should be accessed.
2 The core training referred to includes child protection and all thematic topics. If not completed our core modules should be accessed.
Other roles
CoursesGovernors/TrusteesVolunteers
Not namedNamedIn regulated activityNot in regulated activity
Child Protection - An Introduction To The ThematicsOptionalYesYesYes
Child Protection for Ancillary Staff   Yes
Child Protection for Staff in Regulated Activity Roles  Yes 
Domestic AbuseYesYesYesYes
First Aid Basics In An Educational SettingOptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
Food Safety in Classroom Settings  OptionalOptional
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)YesYesYesYes
Health and SafetyOptionalOptionalOptional 
Policy in PracticeOptionalOptional  
Risk AssessmentOptionalYes  
Safeguarding for GovernorsYes   
Safeguarding for Named Governors Yes  
Safer RecruitmentOptionalOptional  
Serious Violence & Knife CrimeYes Yes 
Serious Violence & Knife Crime Refresher  Yes Yes
Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young PeopleYesYesYesYes