Cost-effective statutory training

Essential CPD provides a cost-effective solution for schools to roll-out statutory training to the entire school workforce.

  • Evidence compliance
  • Available anywhere
  • Delivered by experts
  • Engaging video eLearning
  • Designed for busy workloads
  • CPD Certified

Certificate in Understanding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 54 minutes (approx.) Female Genital Mutilation is illegal in England and Wales under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. All teachers have a statutory duty under Section 5B to report to the police where they discover (either through disclosure by the victim or visual evidence) that FGM appears to have been carried out on a girl under 18. Those failing to report such cases may face disciplinary sanctions.

Certificate in the Role of a Fire Warden (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 82 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand the roles and responsibilities of the fire warden role and what your duties are under the latest fire legislation.

Certificate in Display Screen Equipment in Schools (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 65 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on display screen equipment provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your DSE regulations.

Certificate in Data Protection & GDPR for Governors and Trustees (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 25 minutes (approx.) Our essential CPD course in data protection provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are complying with your legal responsibilities in protecting personal data.

Certificate in Data Protection & GDPR for Senior Leaders (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 28 minutes (approx.) Our essential CPD course in data protection provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are complying with your legal responsibilities in protecting personal data. 

Certificate in Data Protection & GDPR for Staff (Data Influencers) (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 25 minutes (approx.) Our essential CPD course in data protection provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are complying with your legal responsibilities in protecting personal data.

Certificate in Food Hygiene & Safety (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 2 hours 16 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with a comprehensive insight into how to understand and apply the legal requirements surrounding food preparation, the potential hazards related to food safety and how to apply best practice.

Award in Food Hygiene & Safety (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the legal requirements surrounding food preparation, the potential hazards related to food safety and how to apply best practice.

Certificate in Food Hygiene for Education Providers (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes (approx.) Our essential CPD course in food hygiene provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are maintaining high-quality food hygiene standards.

Award in Food Hygiene for Education Providers (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes (approx.) Our essential CPD course in food hygiene provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are maintaining high-quality food hygiene standards.

Certificate in Food Allergy Awareness and Anaphylaxis (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 17 mins (approx) Our Essential CPD Course in food allergies provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are protecting your students from food-related allergic reactions.

Certificate in the Role of a First Aid Appointed Person (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 21 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to carry out your duties competently and confidently as the first aid appointed person, including the best way to support colleagues, when to contact outside help and how and when to provide cover to first aiders.

Certificate in Paediatric First Aid Awareness (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 45 minutes (approx) Our Essential CPD course on Paediatric First Aid provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your Paediatric First Aid regulations.

Certificate in First Aid Awareness in Schools (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 50 minutes (approx) Our Essential CPD course on first aid provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your first aid requirements.

Certificate in Manual Handling (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 34 minutes (approx.) Our essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the principles and practice of safe manual handling and ensure you are meeting the necessary legislative requirements.

Certificate in Fire Safety for Schools (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 55 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on Fire Safety provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your Fire Safety regulations.

Certificate in Health and Safety at Work (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 30 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on Health and Safety at work provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your work Health and Safety regulations.

Certificate in Health and Safety in Schools (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on health and safety provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your health and safety regulations.

Certificate in the Prevent Duty in Schools (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration:53 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on the Prevent duty provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with Prevent policy.

Certificate in the Role of the Senior Mental Health Lead 2021-22

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 3 hours 53 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge, practical skills and tools to be able to plan for and effect positive whole school or college change towards mental health and wellbeing.

Annual Certificate in Cyber Security for Workplaces (Non-Education / International Schools)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 2 hours (approx.) This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand what cyber security is, the different types of cyber threats and the measures you can take to protect your organisation from harm.

Annual Certificate in Cyber Security for Workplaces (Non-Education)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 2 hours (approx.) This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand what cyber security is, the different types of cyber threats and the measures you can take to protect your organisation from harm.

Annual Certificate in Cyber Security for Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 2 hours (approx.) This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand what cyber security is, the different types of cyber threats and the measures you can take to protect your organisation from harm.

Annual Certificate in Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence for Teaching Staff

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour and 23 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements around sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

Annual Certificate in Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence for School Governors

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour and 25 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements around sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

Annual Certificate in Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence for RSHE/PSHE Leads

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour and 26 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to lead and develop your RSHE curriculum to safeguard children from sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Annual Certificate in Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence for Non-Teaching Staff

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour and 21 minutes (approx.)This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements around sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

Annual Certificate in Understanding Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence for DSLs & Deputy DSLs

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour and 28 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements around sexual harassment and sexual violence in schools.

Certificate in Understanding Child Criminal and Sexual Exploitation 2021-22

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are complying with your legal responsibilities in relation to protecting children from child criminal exploitation (CCE) and child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Annual Certificate in Safer Recruitment in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes (approx.)This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory and legislative requirements as part of the safer recruitment process.

Annual Certificate in Safer Recruitment (International Schools) 2021-22

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour and 1 minute (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to develop and deliver a comprehensive safer recruitment process and help deter, reject and identify individual considered a risk to children.

Annual Certificate in Safeguarding for Supply Staff

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 26 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements as a member of supply staff.

Annual Certificate in Safeguarding for Staff (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements as a member of school staff.

Annual Certificate in Safeguarding for School Governors (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements as a school governor.

Annual Certificate in Child Protection and Safeguarding for Staff (International Schools)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to deliver effective child protection and safeguarding provision as a member of school staff.

Annual Advanced Certificate in Child Protection and Safeguarding for Leaders (International Schools)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your key responsibilities as the lead for child protection or safeguarding in your school.

Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 72 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to feel confident and empowered to help keep children safe online.

Advanced Certificate in Safeguarding for Safeguarding Leads (2021-22)

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 163 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand your statutory safeguarding requirements as a DSL or deputy DSL.

Advanced Certificate in the Role of a RSHE/PSHE Lead 2021-22

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 3 hours (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills you need to understand your statutory RSHE requirements and drive local implementation in your school.

Certificate in Working in Confined Spaces

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 29 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to know in relation to working in confined spaces, including identifying risks and performing risk assessments.

Certificate in Accident Reporting

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 33 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to know in relation to reporting accidents in the workplace.

Certificate in Slips, Trips, and Falls at Work

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 20 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand how to prevent slips, trips and falls in your organisation as well as your responsibilities in complying with legislation that ensures workplaces are safe for everyone.

Certificate in Legionella Awareness

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 26 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to learn more about the health risks created by legionella bacteria, the legal responsibilities of duty holders and how to develop control measures, including risk assessments.

Certificate in Writing a Social Media Policy for Schools | Primary

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 93 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to know to implement best practice in relation to social media usage as a school, including by pupils and staff, and how to form and implement an actionable social media policy.

Certificate in Writing a Social Media Policy for Schools | Secondary

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 93 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to know to implement best practice in relation to social media usage as a school, including by pupils and staff, and how to form and implement an actionable social media policy.

Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control for Educators

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 35 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are equipped to prevent and limit the spread of infection and illness in the workplace and understand the importance of maintaining hygiene standards at work.

Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Misuse Awareness for Educators

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 28 minutes (approx.). This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to raise your awareness and develop strategies and guidance to support staff, colleagues or young people who have substance misuse problems.

Certificate in Working at Height

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 29 minutes (approx). This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure that work conducted at a height in your setting is done in a safe and reliable manner and follows the relevant legal framework.

Certificate in Understanding Risk Assessments

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 20 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the legislative framework around conducting risk assessments, key practical risk assessment techniques and the monitoring, evaluation and review processes.

Certificate in Understanding Bullying and Harassment for Educators

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 189 minutes (approx.) Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere.

Certificate in Understanding Bullying and Harassment at Work

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 167 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the legal positions on harassment and bullying within a workplace setting, the responsibilities of employers and how to correctly respond to incidents.

Certificate in the Use of Reasonable Force in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 20 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to feel more confident about using reasonable force in school and establishing the responsibilities of school staff, leaders and governing bodies.

Certificate in Organising and Managing School Trips

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 77 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand your legal responsibilities in relation to school trips and can conduct sensible and proportionate risk assessments.

Certificate in Effective Communication and Managing Difficult Conversations for Frontline Staff

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 2 hours 53 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand how to manage difficult situations and tackle difficult conversations using effective communication techniques confidently.

Certificate in Effective Communication and Managing Difficult Conversations for Leaders

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 3 hours 24 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to equip you with the tools to deal with difficult conversations and communicate effectively with resilience, empathy and understanding.

Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 29 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are equipped to prevent and limit the spread of infection and illness in the workplace and understand the importance of maintaining hygiene standards at work.

Certificate in Epilepsy Awareness

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 10 minutes (approx.). This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand what epilepsy is and how employers can manage and support those with epilepsy in the workplace, including risk assessments and reasonable adjustments.

Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Misuse Awareness

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 37 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to raise your awareness and develop strategies and guidance to support staff, colleagues or young people who have substance misuse problems.

Certificate in Diabetes Awareness

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 18 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the types of diabetes, how it affects individuals and confidently offer help and support to those managing diabetes in your workplace.

Certificate in Administering Medication in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 27 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to implement and maintain a safe and effective system for administering medication, plus an understanding of the various regulations around storing, using and when to dispose of medicines.

Certificate in Stress Awareness

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 70 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you have the right tools in place to recognise the symptoms of stress, develop a level of self-awareness and build your own stress management techniques.

Certificate in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Available On Demand

​​​​​​​Course Duration: 40 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure your workplace is meeting its legal requirements in equality and diversity and is promoting a more tolerant, inclusive and diverse working environment.

Certificate in the Role of a School Governor

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 50 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand the core functions of school governance and the roles and responsibilities assigned to the governing board of a school.

Certificate in Understanding Anti-Bribery

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand anti-bribery in your setting.

Certificate in Understanding the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours to Deliver Effective Governance

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour and 44 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand the 16 competencies needed to deliver effective governance.

Certificate in Understanding Domestic Abuse and Violence

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 7 minutes (approx.) Our essential CPD course in understanding domestic abuse and violence provides you with the core content you need to know to comply with legal responsibilities and to offer effective safeguarding support to your pupils.

Certificate in Writing and Implementing School Policies

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 48 minutes (approx.) All schools must have clear policies and procedures that guide day-to-day processes in order to function effectively. Any member of school staff can be given responsibility for the drafting of school policies, and not all of them need to be signed off by the full governing body.

Certificate in Understanding Modern Slavery

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 44 minutes (approx.) All school staff should acquire the relevant training to equip them with the knowledge and skills to recognise modern slavery. With an estimated 8.4 million children in slavery in the world today, schools have a significant part to play in identifying and reporting modern slavery to help combat it.

Certificate in Understanding Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 47 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course in sexual violence and sexual harassment provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are complying with your legal responsibilities to safeguard your students against sexual abuse.

Certificate in the Role of an Ofsted Nominee

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 59 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on the role of an Ofsted nominee provides you with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your Ofsted requirements.

Certificate in Asbestos Management in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 35 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on managing asbestos in schools provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand your requirements for the effective management of asbestos materials within schools and colleges.

Certificate in Delivering Effective Blended and Remote Education

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course in remote education provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are delivering a structured approach to remote education in line with key policy requirements.

Certificate in Handling, Storing and Disposing of Hazardous Materials

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 26 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on handling, storing and disposing of hazardous materials provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you understand your health and safety requirements when dealing with hazardous substances.

Certificate in Using Machinery

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 27 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on using machinery provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you understand your health and safety obligations with respect to using machinery.

Certificate in the Role of a Designated Teacher

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour and 21 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on the role of the designated teacher provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory roles and responsibilities.

Certificate in Understanding Fundamental British Values

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 51 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on fundamental British values provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure that you are delivering a strong SMSC provision and complying with Ofsted requirements.

Certificate in Managing Asbestos

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 38 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on managing asbestos provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you understand your health and safety obligations around work involving asbestos containing materials.

Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 85 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on Mental Health provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with the latest mental health guidelines.

Certificate in Understanding the Ofsted EIF

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 40 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on Ofsted provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with Ofsted recomendations.

Certificate in SEND Code of Practice

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 45 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on the SEND Code of Practice provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with the code.

Certificate in Cyber Security in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on cyber security provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with the latest cyber security guideline.

Certificate in Knife Crime in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 50 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on knife crime provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are able to tackle knife crime effectively.

Certificate in Understanding County Lines in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes (approx.) Our Essential CPD course on county lines provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you are able to tackle criminal exploitation effectively.

How is the training delivered?

All courses are delivered digitally and made available anytime, anywhere on any device through our award-winning learning hub. Organisations can upload users or send a unique enrolment link to staff to self-enrol.

Can I report on training?

Our award-winning learning hub provides two useful reporting dashboards to help you onboard users and then track their progress and completion. You can easily review individual learning records and download certificates of completion in bulk.

Is the training certified?

All courses are certified by the CPD certification service. Each staff member can download their own certificates, or the school manager can bulk download certificates for the entire workforce.

When is the training updated?

Courses are updated immediately should there be a change in policy for the DfE. We also update our courses every August in preparation for the new academic year.

How much does it cost?

Essential CPD courses FREE to school members.

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