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Safer Recruitment

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This course has been certified by The CPD Certification Service

Safer Recruitment

KCSIE 2018 has introduced further safeguarding requirements which have a direct impact on recruitment procedures, which must be fully met by schools (maintained, free and independent) and academies. It is essential those with recruitment roles have a good understanding and can effectively apply safer recruitment processes to meet the new standards.

The Safer Recruitment training course is a key element of our safeguarding suite and is designed to ensure schools and academies have a clear understanding of the vetting remit and how to fulfil statutory requirements.

As with all elements of our safeguarding suite, the course content has been robustly developed with specialist safeguarding expertise. Our accredited CPD solution will ensure safer recruitment procedures and practice are secure and a culture of vigilance developed.

How our training works

Our system has been designed to make safeguarding training in schools and academies simple, with no complicated setup for administrators or staff.

Our system is secure (128-bit SSL-encrypted), can be accessed 24/7/365 and works across 2 online websites.

  1. The Admin Dashboard – (

    Our system requires no complicated setup. From the Admin Dashboard simply copy and send an invitation email to your staff with the login details for your school or academy. Once your staff commence training, all progress, results and CPD certificates are presented in the Admin Dashboard as evidence of training.

  2. The Training Site – (

    Staff complete a course via any PC, Mac, Smartphone or Tablet. Each course is made up of an engaging multimedia presentation created using 3D animation, comprehensive course notes and a fully tracked multiple-choice assessment. On completion, staff can view and print their CPD accredited certificate.

    All courses are kept up-to-date with any changes in legislation or policy ensuring practice in your school or academy is compliant with current requirements.

What is covered in this course?

By completing this course, your staff will have a fully CPD accredited understanding of:

  • Regulated Activity
  • Pre-appointment checks
  • Employment History & References
  • Vetting
  • Single Central Record
  • Overseas trained teachers
  • Trainee/student teachers
  • Work Experience
  • Volunteers
  • Governance
  • Contractors
  • Visitors
  • Residential visits
  • Interview Guidelines

Who should complete this course?

Our training is applicable to the following educational settings: Primary Schools, Primary Academies, Secondary Schools, Secondary Academies, Private Nurseries, Maintained Nurseries, Public Schools, Free Schools, Pupil Referral Units, and SEND Schools.

To fulfil the latest HM Government statutory guidance and Ofsted Common Inspection Framework requirements, training is advised for the following roles:

  • Senior leadership team
  • Business managers
  • Any governors/trustees involved in the recruitment process
  • Any other staff members involved in the recruitment process


Our course content is updated when changes in legislation, statutory guidance and/or inspection frameworks are issued, ensuring you fully comply with the latest requirements.

Disparity in cascading training is removed. Continuity, through the individual assessment of learning, gives leadership assurance that practice is informed by robust evidence.

Provides a full training audit trail for governance and to evidence compliance with the Ofsted inspection requirements.

What are the benefits of using this course?

  1. Delivers robust CPD accredited online training to ensure you comply with Ofsted and Statutory requirements and promote best practice to keep children safe.
  2. Enables you to meet inspection framework requirements.
  3. Always kept up to date by our team of experts.
  4. Regularly updated to ensure practice is current.
  5. Removes the need to cascade training.
  6. Provides high quality robust training accessible anytime anywhere via PC, MAC, Smartphone or Tablet.
  7. Provides a full audit trail to evidence compliance.

How long does this course take to complete?

This course should take approximately 1 hour to complete, including the multiple-choice assessment element.

The multimedia presentation has a running time of 37 minutes,.

Courses do not need to be completed in one session. If a user logs out of the system they will be returned to the same point when they next log in.