Safeguarding Basic Awareness Course

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or £12.50 per year when subscribing to the annual refresher course

Level 1 (Basic)

10 Lessons

1 hrs 30min

Updated: 13/09/2023

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In the United Kingdom and many other countries, schools with students under the age of 18 have a legal ‘duty of care’ to safeguard those students. Therefore it is compulsory for everyone working with the organisation to understand safeguarding and their responsibilities.

What You’ll Learn

  • Safeguarding
  • Child Protection
  • Recognising and Responding to Abuse
  • The Government’s ‘Prevent’ Strategy

About the Author

Nigel Heritage has been involved in safeguarding children for over 40 years, since he first trained as a teacher of children with learning difficulties. He has dealt with many different safeguarding situations in his career which has included working in the UK state sector, in ELT overseas and in the UK, managing junior summer programmes and for the last 14 years, training.

Nigel was one of the leading safeguarding consultants and trainers for ELT in the UK and has worked a lot with English UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this course?

Every adult who works with students under the age of 18 must understand safeguarding, including those who are involved in teaching online.

What do I need to start the course?

You can complete this course using any smart computing device anywhere in the world.

Do I receive a certificate after completion?

Yes, after completing this course you will receive a digital certificate issued by Gallery Teachers.

How often do I need to refresh my safeguarding training?

The UK authorities recommend the basic safeguarding training be refreshed once a year, this is why we make revisions to the course every year to reflect the latest developments in safeguarding.

What happens when I subscribe to the annual refresher plan?

When you subscribe to our annual refresher plan, you can be confident that your safeguarding training is always up to date. You’ll be automatically enrolled in a refresher course every year, leading to the issuance of a new certificate. Should you wish to cancel your subscription, you have the flexibility to do so at any time.

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"This training in Safeguarding (with Prevent), is well-presented, accessible, and informative. I felt the information I received was accurate and understandable so I was able to undertake the quizzes at the end of each section confidently.

Sarah Harkins
  • ★★★★★

"It’s very useful to have the intentions supporting Tutors’ inclusion in Safeguarding, spelled out in this way. I don’t anticipate hearing ‘disclosures’ from any student group members (which has been naive, I suspect), and it’s a reminder of the position of responsibility I’m in. There was only one question featured here, where the option of picking more than one answer to a question appeared blocked, yet the answer was indeed, all of those possible answers suggested."

Elroy Simmons
  • ★★★★★

"Excellent course! I believe that all ELT institutions and all establishments that work with under 18s should oblige potential employees to take a course of this kind before taking them on. It is of paramount importance for minors to be safeguarded at all times."

Thérèse Nicola Marshall
  • ★★★★★

"I enjoyed this course very much and even though I have done many before there were a couple of new updates to UK legislation that I was not aware of. I do think however that the instructions for how to get down to the quiz for each section could be made more obvious. I watched the link several times without success and finally had to ring Gallery for help in finding them!"

Helen Phillips
  • ★★★★★

"I have found this course very informative and helpful and I feel I now have a good understanding of the principles of safeguarding. I liked the mixture of video clips, written information and asking questions (AI) and also the quizzes which made learning more interesting."

Kim Streader
  • ★★★★★

"The course is clear, concise, and well organised. Chapters and content are structured well, with a balance of video explainers, written content and tests to check we’ve understood well. The AI trainer too was useful to learn a bit more."


  • ★★★★★

"A useful training course that prepares staff for day to day through to extreme situations, describing how to deal with issues that arise."

R Galpin
  • ★★★★★

"Excellent work Nigel. You explain things very clearly."

Joe Wallis
  • ★★★★★

"Every part of safeguarding covered thoroughly."


  • ★★★★★

"The course was highly informative and presented in clear easy-to-understand bite-sized pieces, so the information is retained."

Krystyna O’Brien
  • ★★★★★

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