Safer Recruitment in Education Training


This course in Safer Recruitment in Education brings the user up-to-date on the laws, policies and procedures surrounding recruitment for roles in education. It covers the entire recruitment process, from pre-employment checks to the induction and probation period, to ensure the user’s understanding of how to safeguard children and vulnerable adults.

Targeted at those working in education, this CPD Accredited course provides the user with a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-training test.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • The law surrounding recruitment for roles within education.
  • What a DBS check is and how it can protect young people.
  • The follow-up procedures, such as probation periods, usually required for hiring within education, and why these might be necessary.

Course Contents

This course consists of five sections:

Section 1: laws, policies and procedures surrounding recruitment in education

Section 1 outlines the laws, policies and procedures that are in place to ensure appropriate measures are taken to understand exactly who is being recruited for a role in education. This includes the necessary background checks, as well as who needs to be supervised in their role.

Section 2: pre-employment checks

Section 2 focuses specifically on the checks that need to be completed before a new member of staff begins work in an education setting. These reveal employment history, criminal convictions, and any other reason that a person might be barred from teaching or working with children.

Section 3: employees and volunteers

Section 3 considers the people who may indirectly come into contact with children and young people through other roles. This includes volunteers, contractors, supply teachers and more.

Section 4: induction and probation period

Section 4 details the procedures for probationary periods, to ensure that new members of staff are as suitable for the position in reality as they are on paper. It also looks at the wider culture of safety within an education setting, providing information on what to do if you feel someone is acting in a way that presents danger.

Section 5: the safer recruitment process

Section 5 summarises all that has been covered so far as part of the 14-step safer recruitment process.

About the Course


The Safer Recruitment in Education training course focuses on protecting children and vulnerable adults from unsuitable people through rigorous checks and supervision of all new adults that enter an education setting.

Included within are guidelines on writing job descriptions, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates, background checks and references, and the processes of induction and probationary periods. The course concludes with a 14-step guide to the safer recruitment progress.

 Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 50 minutes to complete.


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