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What you need to know about GSCB training courses

Professionals and practitioners who work with children and young people need to ensure that they access the appropriate safeguarding training. Training Pathways are defined by Groups based on your roles and responsibilities, to identify your Group, please read: What Group matches your role & responsibilities?.

Once you have identified the Group to which you belong, you can establish the appropriate training pathway by reading: What Safeguarding Training should I be doing?

For further information, please refer to the GSCE Training Strategy.

If you work with children and young people as a practitioner, manager or childminder or have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) role and you have not completed the inter-agency training you are required to attend the Child Protection inter-agency training course course 

If you have previously attended the Inter-Agency Child Protection course you need to attend the Child Protection Revision & Update training course.

Please be aware you will need to refresh your Inter-agency Child Protection training within 3 years; however, if you work within an Education setting as the DSL or you are a childminder you must refresh this training within 2 years. (If you require further information please contact the training administration team adedsafeguardingcourses@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Details of all multi-agency training and specialist courses provided by GSCE can be found on the Multi-Agency Training Courses page

All Early Years and Childcare Practitioners in Gloucestershire, who are not the Designated Safeguarding Leads, can book onto the e-learning training courses made available by the GSCE and supported by ME Learning.

Please follow the links to Safeguarding Children in Education (level 1) this is a 120 min

e-learning course with a certificate for its successful completion.

Once Level 1 has been successfully completed, you may also book onto the next level, Safeguarding Children (Level 2).

Both courses have been funded by Gloucestershire County Council - Early Years.

 All Gloucestershire -  Early Years staff working with the under 5's, nursery staff, day care settings, and childminders (who are not the designated safeguarding lead) have automatic access to these on-line courses and replace the previous (level 2) single agency training.

To access our library of multi-agency training courses (face to face) and our GSCE recommended e-learning courses, please follow the link to the GSCE Training Platform: https://gsce.melearning.university/course_centre

(This platform is supported by ME LEARNING).

N.B. We are currently unable to provide any face to face training at this time, due to the Covid-19 crisis, we are able to offer our new on-line courses.

The GSCE multi-agency training has a two Tier pricing structure, please read this information carefully to see if your training place is:

  1. a) centrally funded (statutory – contributor to GSCE board)
  2. b) non- funded (Private Voluntary Independent sector)
  3. a) Charges for statutory agencies – centrally funded places:
  • Half day course: £35
  • One day course: £60
  • Two day course: £80

Statutory agencies: Health Services (NHS), Police, CAFCASS, Probation, GCC staff.
These agencies contribute to the main GSCE board functions, staff places are invoiced centrally and staff can book on without an upfront fee.

All Early Years staff with a Designated Safeguarding Lead role and Registered Childminders: are centrally funded by Gloucestershire County Council for the following courses:

One-day Child Protection Inter agency course / Half-day Child Protection Revision & Update course.

nb: Each setting is allowed 1 to 3 places every 2 years, anything over will be chargeable.

All other GSCE courses are not included in the package and schools will be Invoiced accordingly.

  1. b) Charges for Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations – non funded places:
  • Half day course: £45
  • One day course: £90
  • Two day course: £130

All Private and Independent agencies / Maintained schools / Academies / Private Independent Schools and Colleges / Voluntary sector organisations, will be charged and directed to the pre-payment facility.

All Schools and Education settings opted into the GSCE Traded Services Scheme, will receive the following courses free of charge as part of their TSS package:

One-day Child Protection Inter agency course / Half-day Child Protection Revision & Update course.

nb: Each setting is allowed 1 to 5 places every 2 years, anything over will be chargeable.

All other GSCE courses are not included in the package and schools will be Invoiced accordingly.

Cancellation Policy and Charges

All staff who have not pre-payed, will incur a cancellation charge to their organisation if they do not comply with the cancellation policy:

If we receive less than 10 days notice of cancellation prior to the start of any course or there is a no show on the day, full fees will be applied without exception.

Booking conditions

  • We recommend a maximum of 25 participates.
  • Telephone or provisional bookings will not be accepted.
  • Bookings will be accepted via the on-line training booking platform accessed from this website.
  • The Course Booking Form must be fully completed.
  • Any special requirements e.g. loop system, wheelchair access etc. must be clearly stated on the Course Booking Form.
  • Lunch is not provided on full day or two day courses, although tea / coffee refreshments are.
  • If staff are unable to attend the course due to an emergency or sickness absence a cancellation fee will be charged. This fee will constitute the course rate and will only be waived in exceptional circumstances. 

Contacting GSCE Training with queries about booking onto courses

GSCE Training Enquiries: gscetraining@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

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