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E-Learning - Common Core of Skills and Knowledge

Course Information

  • Course Code: CHEL053
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £40.00

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This module is designed to be relevant for all staff, paid and voluntary, working with children and young people. It is based around the Common Core of Skills and knowledge and the CWDC induction standards.

Who is the course for?

Individuals who work with children, young people and families, this includes: teachers, midwives, social workers, GP's, school nurses, social workers, youth offending service, police officers and early years workers.

What will I study?

On completion of this module learners will have covered these learning objectives:

  • An overview of Every Child Matters and Integrated Working
  • Principles and values
  • Equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practise
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Confidentiality, information sharing and record keeping

Course Details

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Understanding Principles and Values
  • An overview of Every Child Matters and integrated working
  • Principles and Values
  • Equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice
  • Person-Centred approaches
  • Confidentiality, information sharing and record keeping
  • Understanding Your Role
  • Work Role
  • Legislation, policies and procedures
  • Relationships with carers, parents and others
  • Team Working
  • Complaints and Compliments
  • Supervision and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety Laws, Policies and Procedures
  • Moving, lifting and handling people and objects
  • Premises
  • Medication, Healthcare and Food Handling
  • Personal Safety and Security
  • Risk Assessment
  • Effective Communication
  • Key skills, knowledge and characteristics of an effective communicator. Some of the barriers to communication
  • The importance of professional relationships and the boundaries to these
  • Understanding Development
  • Theories on why children and young people may behave in certain ways
  • The importance of play to learning and development
  • How a child or young person is part of a number of different but connected systems
  • What ‘transition' means in relation to children and young people
  • Safeguarding
  • The various types of child abuse and neglect
  • The signs and what to look for
  • Steps to take if a child or adult discloses abuse
  • The importance of keeping records
Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this module.


How will I be assessed?

With 120 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.

What can I do next?

We offer a wide range of health and social care e-learning courses, click here for further information. 

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email

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