The NSCB offers more than 35 e-learning courses through the Safeguarding E-Academy. These range from basic 'Introduction to Safeguarding' and refresher courses to specific subject areas including CSE, FGM, Domestic Abuse and many more.
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Here's what practitioners say about the e-learning courses:
“Great training package with good visuals and content, very easy to take in.”
“It's good that you don't have to complete the course in one go, I liked how you could save it and go back at any time.”
“Thank you for making this course very understandable with easy features to use.”
Over 1,500 practitioners in Northamptonshire have taken an e-learning course in the last year.
Which e-learning module should I book?
There are over 35 courses available.See the full list of courses in the e-learning Catalogue (PDF). Practitioners should discuss with their line manager to determine the most appropriate module and consult the NSCB Learning and Development Strategy.
e-Learning courses are free of charge for:
- Northamptonshire's children's workforce
- Staff in Northamptonshire's schools
- Staff in Early Years settings and childminders
- Staff and volunteers in Northamptonshire charities and voluntary groups
If you don't fall into one of the groups above, you may still be able to access the e-training free of charge - please email us at NSCB@northamptonshire.gov.uk to check.
If you are unable to take the course free of charge, you can take it at a reduced cost of £25 per user when booking, just use the promotional charge LSCBNORTH when applying - you can apply by calling 01943 885083 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Timescales for completion and non-completion
Please ensure you only request one course at a time and complete each course before completing a new one. You will have four weeks to complete each course.
Please note that there will be a charge of £40 +VAT to your organisation for anyone who fails to complete the course within 4 weeks.
Minimum computer system requirements
Frequently asked questions about e-learning courses:
What do I do if I sign up for the wrong e-learning course?
Contact the Virtual College on 01943 885083 or email email@example.com.
What happens if I fail an e-learning course?
There is a short test at the end to ensure you have understood the subject. You will be given 3 attempts to pass the test. If you fail all 3 attempts please contact the Business Office on 01604 364036 or e-mail NSCB@northamptonshire.gov.uk. Your agency will be notified that you failed the test 3 times.
What if the e-learning course won't work on my computer?
If you have any technical issues please contact the virtual college on 01943 885083 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I don't complete the e-learning course within 4 weeks?
You have 4 weeks to complete the E-Learning Course. If you fail to complete within this timescale you will be sent a reminder. Further failure to complete within given timescales will result in a £40 charge for your organisation.
Why does my manager need to know I'm doing an e-learning course?
You need your manager's permission to attend all NSCB courses to ensure that s/he is in agreement and that the course will contribute towards your professional development.
Last updated: 30 March 2016