Certificate in Knife Crime in Schools

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About the Course

About the Course

Duration: 50 mins (approx)

As knife crime is on the increase, educational institutions have a duty of care to keep young people safe. It’s essential that all staff who work with children and young individuals are aware of their safeguarding responsibilities around knife crime. In 2019, Ofsted made a number of policy and practical recommendations for schools to consider. The report was in response to agencies, schools, colleges and other educational providers who want to do more given the huge impact knife crime is having on young people.

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. Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our knife crime training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

Delivered by subject matter expert Craig Pinkney, the course contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your knife crime training compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Ofsted ‘Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime’

Learning Outcomes

  • Review key findings from the Ofsted ‘Safeguarding children and young people in education from knife crime’ report
  • Explore the extent of the problem of knife crime within the UK
  • Understand the term ‘violent hours’ and factors for schools to consider
  • Understand the Ofsted recommendations and identify key policy and practice areas
  • How schools can be effective in reducing knife related incidents
Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to knife crime. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years through to...

Module 1: Defining Knife Crime

In module 1, you will learn exactly what knife crime is defined as and the criminal offences that relate to it. You will learn about a different range of factors relating to knife crime and explore some of the terminology and statistics that research...

Module 2: Ofsted Recommendations

Module 2 will cover recommendations made by Ofsted and explore the five policy and practice areas that should be considered by school leaders and staff in helping to create an environment in which they can work as effectively as possible to keep chil...

Module 3: Are We Meeting the Needs of Young People?

In module 3, you will explore Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how this can be adapted and associated with how school staff engage with and manage pupil’s behaviour within school.

Module 4: What Ofsted Didn’t Mention

In the final module, you will learn about a number of important factors that should be considered alongside the recommendations made by Ofsted, based on contemporary literature and from a more criminological perspective.

Informative watching

Very informative and interesting information
Diane Cundall, Admin - Hilbre High School

Excellent and informative

Really clear advice on a tricky subject
Sarah Rhodes - Swinton Academy

Great way to quickly update knowledge

Amanda Neville, Deputy Headteacher - Tupton Hall School


Very informative
Dan Granger, Teacher - Tupton Hall School

Very useful and informative course

I have learned so much in an hour. This is a topic we should mention more often during Insets at school.
Alice Laudas - Kingsdale Foundation School

Knife crime

Excellent webinar with clear info. It will be interesting to see how the statistics are impacted by Covid 19! Presenter was fantastic.
Sharon Bardo - Anglo European School

Knife Crime

Well delivered
Sue Frowen - The Forest High School

PE Instructor

interesting course that I can pass on to my own children
Price Jason - Kingsdale Foundation School

Useful and informative.

I enjoyed the course.
Rita Butkeviciute, Teacher - Queen Katharine Academy

Knife Crime in Schools

Very informative.
Pamela Dunkley - Selly Oak Trust School

Knife Crime

Information was delivered in a clear way providing me with a good understanding of the subject.
Rachael Warren, Teacher - Hemswell Cliff Primary School

CPD on Knife Crime

Statistics show knife crime increasing. Clear that a multi-agency approach is vital. Useful having the statistically most likely times for children under 16 to be stabbed (4pm-6pm). Important to be aware of student demographics. Secondary trauma and fear are areas for staff awareness. Engage student voice re safeguarding training for staff. Interesting and informative webinar.
Richard Stroud - The Forest High School

Review of knife crime in schools course

This course gives a brilliant insight into not only the official guidance relating to knife crime in schools, but also offers practical insights into the reasons behind knife crime in young people, and suggests practical strategies which schools can use to improve the situation. The presenter is relatable and very clear.
Kim Wallace, Teacher - Tupton Hall School

knife crime in schools

good information
GAIL HOSIE, Retail Catering Manager - Birkenhead Sixth Form College

Excellent and thorough

Well paced, informative and thought provoking. Involved all aspects - detailing Ofsted vital information, and other aspects. Very well delivered. Exam at the end to ensure participant has taken the information in.
Teresa Roberts - Phoenix Collegiate

Knife Crime

I enjoyed this webinar. Informative, helpful and supportive. Thank you
s lloyd, Teacher - Holy Family Catholic School & Sixth Form

Knife Crime

Excellent presentation and very informative. Brilliant insight into the official guidance relating to knife crimes.
Andrea Townsend, Non-teaching - Queen Katharine Academy

Engaging and informative

An excellent webinar on knife crime.
K Ball, pastoral - Moorside High School ST9 0HP

Review: Knife Crime Course

The course was extremely informative and something I can use in my teaching practice as a Form Tutor, where I can better advise my tutees about this issue. The presenter was extremely passionate about this course content, which made the experience better.
Jonathan Poon - Kingsdale Foundation School

Knife Crime In Schools

Having the statistically most likely times for children under 16 to be stabbed (4pm-6pm). Important to be aware of student demographics. Secondary trauma and fear are areas for staff awareness. Interesting and informative . Evelyn Ilott TA Queen Katharine Academy
Evelyn Ilott, Non-teaching - Queen Katharine Academy


I enjoyed that session. Clear, precise and informative
Edward Otieno - Kingsdale Foundation School

Knife crime

The tutor was very clear and concise. Excellent course
carole connaughton, teacher - Unity Academy Blackpool

well presented, easy to follow, interesting
Carol Musgrave, Achievement Support Assistant - Thorpepark Academy


loved it
Joanne Carter, Teacher - Moorside High School ST9 0HP

Knife Crime in Schools

A very informative webinar delivered by a man very knowledgeable and passionate about this area.
Chris Foster, support staff - Grove Street Primary School and Nursery School

Clearly delivered.

Good and informative.
Jill Brannigan - Seaton Valley Federation of Schools

Great presentation

This was a really informative course, and the passionate presenter made it very interesting.
Leslie Bradshaw, Non-teaching - Queen Katharine Academy

very informative

some eye opening information here!
Robert Lester, Teacher - Queen Katharine Academy

Very informative

I have learnt a lot on how to engage children to enhance good mental health
Anita Awumey, Senior leader - Roding Primary School

Well presented and thoughtful

Would definitely revisit as it makes you wonder how hard teachers are working and having to deal with so much. Helps you to understand tat change is about to come. Reassuring to a point.
Imran Ali, Teacher - Queen Katharine Academy

Holistic approach

It was interesting and sparks awareness of the situation. Well delivered.
Laura Borelli Moya, Teaching assistant - Phoenix Primary & Secondary School

Crucial information in less than an hour

The webinar was excellent and set out in a way that I could absorb all of the information. A confident speaker - thank you!
Angela Smith - Oasis Academy Immingham

Certificate in Knife Crime in Schools

I thought that the course was sharp and straight to the point
Zahid Bashir, Teacher - Queen Katharine Academy


brilliant advice
Lisa Morrison, Teaching Assistant - Our Lady and St Patrick's Catholic Primary School


This webinar was excellent. The speaker was very knowledgeable. I could relate to this webinar as I work in am all boys secondary school in an area that has a high number of knife crime incidents.
Tracy Halfacre, HLTA - St Bonaventure's School

Knife Crime

This was such an engaging and interesting course. The presenter, Chris, makes you feel as if he is talking to you personally rather than reading from a script. He is enthusiatic about the topic and this in turn makes you feel the same. Very informative.
Pauline Spencer, Cover Supervisor - University Academy Long Sutton

Certificate in Knife Crime in Schools

Excellent course. Really well presented. Informative. Thank you
Ann Robinson, Teacher - Fir Tree Fishery CIC

Knife Crime

This course is very informative, detailed and thought provoking.
Jenni Mersh, Teacher - John Spence Community High School

Strongly recommend these online courses as they are very good.

Andrew Newman, PE Teacher - Shoeburyness High School

Very interesting

An interesting and sadly very relevant course. Engaging and interesting speaker
Julie Russell - Range High School


Well delivered and was interesting.
Zoie Wiseman, Pastoral Manager - Withernsea High School Humanities College

Very Interesting

Very useful for all phases.
Annabel Ashwell, Assistant Head - Quality of Education - Brooklands School

Knife Crime

Very good webinar, with lots of information and insight into why young people may resort to carrying knives.
Giselle Persinger, Other Pupil Support - Abbey Park School

Very informative

Made me think more about a challenging subject
Ben MOSS, Teacher - St Mary's C.E. Middle School, Puddletown

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