ALL GSCE training has been suspended with effect from Wednesday 18th March until the end of December 2020 or until further notice.

What you need to know about GSCE 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 or you are new in post you are required to attend the Child Protection inter-agency training course.

If you have previously attended the Inter-Agency Child Protection course you need to attend the Child Protection Revision & Update training as a refresher 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 gscetraining@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Details of all multi-agency training, specialist courses as well as e-learning can be found on our Training Platform in the Course Library (https://gsce.melearning.university/course_centre)

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 register onto the GSCE Training Platform and browse the Course Library to the Safeguarding Children in Education (Level 1) training. This is a 120 mins e-learning course with a certificate for its successful completion.

Once Level 1 has been successfully completed, you may also book onto the Safeguarding Children (Level 2) training if you are looking to refresh or update your skills and knowledge to a higher level.  This is a 120 mins e-learning course with a certificate for its successful completion.

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.

Details of all multi-agency training, specialist courses as well as e-learning can be found on our Training Platform in the Course Library (https://gsce.melearning.university/course_centre)

To access our course library please follow the link to the GSCE Training Platform: https://gsce.melearning.university/course_centre

(This platform is supported by ME LEARNING).

 

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

a) centrally funded (Statutory – contributor to GSCE Board)

b) non- funded (Private Voluntary Independent sector)

c) Traded Services - bought in (Schools, Education settings Early Years Sector)

 

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.

 

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 on the training platform.

 

Charges for Traded Services (bought in) - Schools, Education settings and Early Years Sector

Schools and Education Settings

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.

Each setting is allowed 1 to 5 places every 2 years, anything over this limit will be charged.

All other GSCE courses are not included in the Traded Services package and will be invoiced separately.

 

Early Years Sector 

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.

Each setting is allowed 1 to 3 places every 2 years, anything over this limit will be charged.

All other GSCE courses are not included in the funded package for Early Years and will be invoiced separately.

Cancellation Policy and Charges

All staff 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.

All staff who have pre-paid will not be eligible for a refund.

Booking conditions

  • Bookings will be accepted via the on-line training booking platform accessed from this website.
  • For any special requirements e.g. loop system, wheelchair access etc. delegate must contact gscetraining@gloucestershire.gov.uk at time of booking to advise of requirements.
  • Lunch is not provided.  Refreshments will be available on all courses. 

 

 

Contacting GSCE Training with queries about booking onto courses

GSCE Training Enquiries: gscetraining@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

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