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

Advanced Certificate in Child Protection / Safeguarding (International Schools)

  • Available On Demand

All schools have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It’s essential that senior leaders and safeguarding leads have a strong understanding of their responsibilities towards child protection and are aware of the challenges they might face in implementing best practice processes and procedures.

Advanced Certificate in Safer Recruitment (International Schools)

  • Available On Demand

All schools must ensure that they have robust policies in place around the selection and suitability of prospective employees and that they are proactively creating a culture of safer recruitment. It’s essential that schools adopt a consistent and rigorous approach towards safer recruitment processes that ensures the wellbeing and safety of children and protects them from harm and abuse.

Certificate in Asbestos Management in Schools

  • Available On Demand

This course will provide school leaders, school staff, governing bodies and responsible bodies (as duty holders) with practical advice and guidance on how to manage asbestos in educational settings, in line with the 2020 DfE ‘Asbestos Management in Schools’ guidance.

Certificate in Delivering Effective Blended and Remote Education

  • Available On Demand

Duration: 90 Mins Delivered by award-winning educators, Olly Lewis and Mark Anderson, the course is divided into six easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and case studies, with an assessment test to help you evidence your remote learning compliance.

Certificate in Using Machinery

  • Available On Demand

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

Designated Teachers have the responsibility to promote the educational achievement of looked-after and previously looked after children. Governing bodies and proprietors must appoint a Designated Teacher, who must have the appropriate training, relevant qualifications and experience.

Certificate in Safeguarding in Schools (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

Delivered by subject matter expert, Christina Rodgers, the course has been divided into six easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your safeguarding compliance.

Advanced Certificate in the Role of a RSHE Lead

  • Available On Demand

Delivered by subject matter expert, John Rees, the course has been divided into eight easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with an assessment test to help you evidence your compliance.

Advanced Certificate in Safeguarding for Designated Safeguarding Leads (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

Delivered by subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum, the course has been divided into nine easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your safeguarding compliance.

Certificate in Understanding Fundamental British Values

  • Available On Demand

Delivered by RSHE subject matter expert, John Rees, the course has been divided into six easily digestible modules and contains references to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with an assessment to help you evidence your fundamental British values compliance.

Certificate in Managing Asbestos

  • Available On Demand

Delivered by subject matter expert James Whelan, the course contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance in managing asbestos.

Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

  • Available On Demand

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

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

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 Paediatric First Aid Awareness

  • Available On Demand

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.

Advanced Certificate in the Role of the Designated Mental Health Lead

  • Available On Demand

Our Essential CPD course in the role of the Designated Mental Health Lead provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with your the statutory requirements of the role.

Certificate in Health and Safety at Work

  • Available On Demand

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 Fire Safety for Schools

  • Available On Demand

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 Online Safety in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Our Essential CPD course in online safety provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with your online safety statutory requirements.

Certificate in Health and Safety in Schools

  • Available On Demand

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

  • Available On Demand

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 Cyber Security in Schools

  • Available On Demand

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 Data Protection & GDPR in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Our Essential CPD course on data protection and GDPR provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with these policies.

Advanced Certificate in Safer Recruitment in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Our Essential CPD course on Safer Recruitment provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with all your recruitment regulations.

Certificate in Display Screen Equipment in Schools

  • Available On Demand

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 Knife Crime in Schools

  • Available On Demand

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 First Aid Awareness in Schools

  • Available On Demand

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 Understanding County Lines in Schools

  • Available On Demand

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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