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Safer Recruitment in Schools - Level 3 Short Course - CPD Certificate Included*

Oplex Careers


£19 inc VAT
Study method
10 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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The online Safer Recruitment in Schools Course from Oplex Careers has been designed to provide learners with a thorough insight into learning key skills to a successful safe recruitment policy in schools. From discussing recruitment policies to your role and how you can contribute to maintaining an effective policy, this course will discuss key concepts related to safer recruitment in schools.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Description

This Safer Recruitment in Schools Course will provide learners with a fantastic insight into learning the importance of effectively carrying out safe recruitment in schools across the UK. The course will cover a range of topics discussing practices and policies for safe recruitment, the planning process to successfully implement a safer recruitment policy and more. Whether working in a school already and want the confidence to go for a more senior position, or you want to get started working as support staff in a school, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The is split into the following modules:

        • Introduction to Safe Recruitment in Schools

      • Recruitment in Schools
      • Importance of Safe Recruitment
      • Policies
      • Who it Applies to

        • Understanding the Recruitment Process

      • Planning Process
      • Job Description
      • Necessary Qualifications
      • Requirements
      • Choosing Candidates
      • Confirming Details

        • Interviews and Induction Process

      • Providing Evidence
      • Interview Formats
      • Interviewers
      • Interviewing Panel
      • Assessing Candidates
      • Induction Process

        • Background and DBS Checks

      • Standard DBS Checking
      • Enhanced DBS Checking
      • Enhanced with Barred List Check
      • Barred List

        • Dealing with Allegations

      • Process for Dealing with Allegations
      • Levels of Involvement
      • Supporting Involved Parties
      • Investigation
      • Suspension/Dismissal
      • Conclusion

      • Final Assessment Test


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Safer Recruitment in Schools Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Safer Recruitment in Schools Course learners will receive a CPD Certificate of Achievement award from Oplex Careers.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Safer Recruitment in Schools Course.

Course Duration

The online Safer Recruitment in Schools Course requires 10 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Safer Recruitment in Schools Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Safer Recruitment in Schools Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Safer Recruitment in Schools Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

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Mandip Kaur Sandhu asked:

I want to know in this course does I need to send some notes or answer questions how is work this please give all information thank u


All the course materials are online, and once registered onto your course, our team receive your order then send over your login details to get started right away. Hope this helps. Thanks!

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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