Safeguarding training

Safeguarding training for UK ELT

Safeguarding training for ELT centre staff

Our safeguarding training is tailored specifically for English language centre staff who work with students under the age of 18. 

There are three levels of safeguarding training. Understand which training level you need.


Upcoming training

Costs: all sessions are £120 for non-members, £75 for English UK members. From 2022 costs will be £130 for non-members, £80 for English UK members. To claim your member discount, enter your member number in the 'promotional code' box.

Advanced safeguarding - for designated staff in England and Wales

Prerequisite: basic safeguarding awareness training. 

  • Wednesday 15 December 2021 | 09:30 to 13:00 (online) | Register

Specialist safeguarding - for designated leads in England and Wales

Prerequisite: advanced safeguarding for designated staff training.

  • Wednesday 15 December 2021 | 14:00 to 17:30 (online) | Register

Advanced safeguarding - for designated staff in England and Wales

Prerequisite: basic safeguarding awareness training. 

  • Thursday 20 January 2022 | 09:30 to 13:00 (online) | Register 

Specialist safeguarding - for designated leads in England and Wales

Prerequisite: advanced safeguarding for designated staff training.

  • Thursday 20 January 2022 | 14:00 to 17:30 (online) | Register

Refresher specialist safeguarding - for designated leads in England and Wales

Prerequisite: specialist safeguarding for designated leads training.

  • Thursday 10 February 2022 | 09:30 to 13:00 (online) | Register

Social programmes and safeguarding in ELT - in England and Wales

  • Wednesday 30 March 2022 | 10:00 to 13:00 (online) | Register

Child protection training in Scotland

There is a difference between safeguarding in England and Wales and child protection in Scotland - make sure you take the right course for your centre.


Understanding safeguarding training levels

There are three levels of safeguarding training available to UK ELT staff:

Basic safeguarding awareness training

All adults who work with under 18s should complete basic safeguarding awareness training so that they know about UK legal requirements and their responsibilities for keeping children safe.

This basic training is available for free from the British Council.

There are different versions of the training with examples for different roles: language centre management, teachers, homestay hosts, activity and group leaders, customer service staff and staff accompanying student groups from abroad.

Advanced safeguarding training - for designated staff

Designated safeguarding staff support safeguarding leads to deliver safeguarding throughout the organisation.

This half-day course helps designated staff better understand their role and responsibilities, using practical exercises.

Course requirements: participants must have completed basic safeguarding awareness training, available for free from the British Council.

Specialist safeguarding training - for designated lead

Designated leads take the main role in their organisation's safeguarding provision.

Accreditation UK rules state that every centre must have a designated lead available 24/7. This means more than one staff member must be trained to this level, at least one of which should be from the senior management team.

This half-day training course, tailored for UK ELT staff, helps designated leads better understand their role and responsibilities. You will learn how to manage designated staff, train other adults, managing an allegation or child protection incident, understand Prevent requirements, learn how local authorities operate and pursue the ongoing development of safeguarding practices.

Accreditation UK rules state that every centre must have a designated lead available 24/7. This means more than one staff member must be trained to this level, at least one of which should be from the senior management team.

Course requirements: Participants must have completed advanced safeguarding for designated staff training.

 

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