We are pleased to offer a wide range of e-learning courses which form part of our training pathway. This learning is being offered in collaboration with the safeguarding Children e-Academy.
Courses are provided free of charge for contributing partner agencies but for others there is a charge of £25 per licence (voluntary, community and Early Years sectors £12.50). If you are a non-contributing agency you will be invoiced for the course.
Please seek permission from your manager before you undertake any e-learning
When you register, you will only be allowed to select one of the safeguarding courses. The courses on offer have been selected to support your on-going development. To help with the selection process, we have provided a summary of the course content and target audience which is shown next to each of the graphics.
Please review each course and decide which one best suits your needs (you may also be informed which course to complete by your own organisation). Once you have made your choice please press the submit button and you will then be asked to enter your details. Once you have been allocated a course, you will have four weeks in which to complete it. If you do not complete the course your manager may be notified and if you are a contributing agency, you will be invoiced for the cost of the course.
Once completed, you will receive an email explaining that you can apply for one of the other courses using the ‘Requested Learning’ tab (instructions on what to do will be included in the email).
For learning support enquiries please contact Virtual College directly on 01943 885095
If you already have a username and password, please click the following link to log in or to request a password reminder.
If you haven't got an account then registration is simple, just click the following link and follow the step-by-step guide:
For more information on the training pathway and other training opportunities, please visit our
Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) Training
The following courses are available via the training portal.
If you currently have e-learning account please log in and use the 'Requested learning Tab' to choose the course you wish to complete.
Please note if you are not a contributing partner agency of WSCB you will be charged for this course. Early Years settings should purchase their e-learning directly from Virtual Academy (see WSCB page for further details).
This course covers a variety of child protection issues and is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children. It aims to inform about the various types of abuse or neglect to a child and then explain what you must do if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected. A section of this course looks into multi-agency cooperation focusing specifically at Police, Social Services, Social Housing, Healthcare, Education (Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Further or Higher), Prisons, Secure Units, Probation, Youth Justice Youth Groups Community Groups & Voluntary groups.
Universal Training Refresher
This course covers a variety of child protection issues and is suitable for anyone who comes into contact with children. It aims to inform about the various types of abuse or neglect to a child and then explain what you must do if you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected. This course is for those who have already completed Universal Training and need to refresh 2/ 3 years later (the length of time dependent on your place of work.) Please only self-register for this course if you do not already have a learner record with Virtual College. If you do already have a learner record, then please login and use your Requested Learning Tab to apply for this course.
Target Training 1 Refresher
This course is for those who have already completed Target Training 1 and need to refresh 2/ 3 years later (the length of time dependent on your place of work.) Please only self-register for this course if you do not already have a learner record with Virtual College. If you do already have a learner record, then please login and use your Requested Learning Tab to apply for this course.
Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse including the Impact on Children, Young People and Adults at Risk
The course is suitable for volunteers, practitioners and managers from the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors
Hidden Harm - The effects of parental problem substance use on children
This course is designed for anyone who works with children, young people and their families. The course aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting the children of problem substance users. It helps the learner to spot the signs of harm and identify appropriate windows of opportunity to break the cycle and safeguard the child.
Safeguarding Children from Abuse by Sexual Exploitation
This course is designed to raise awareness of the background to child sexual exploitation, including definitions, the key legislation and guidance and research findings.
It is aimed at anyone who comes into contact with children and young people during the course of their work.
Working with Children with Disabilities
The course contains an overview of the national and local agenda in relation to children with disabilities, basic knowledge of the range of protection needs of disabled children and information on how you can enable them to communicate about their experiences and provide support.
Safeguarding Children in Education
This module contributes towards protecting children as well as supporting them and their families when in need, by providing all staff, working with children in education settings, with consistent and reliable safeguarding information, based on current local and national guidance.