National Learning

E-Learning courses offered by other organisations

Awareness of Forced Marriage

The Virtual College offer a free e-learning course on Awareness of Forced Marriage.

It’s estimated that approximately 8,000 to 10,000 forced marriages of British citizens take place every year, often resulting in devastating long term consequences for the victims.

This online course has been developed with the Forced Marriage Unit of the Foreign Office and aims to raise awareness, challenge perceptions and inform you of the correct actions to take should you suspect someone is at risk.

Homelessness and Safeguarding Webinars

King’s College London are offering a series of webinars on Homelessness and Safeguarding.

This series of webinars on different aspects of homelessness is open to all. It is co-ordinated by Jess Harris, Research Fellow at the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, who works within the Homelessness Research Programme at the Unit.

The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team Practitioner E-Learning

Our Practitioner E-Learning has been designed to assist professionals and practitioners who will be interacting with victims of scams.

Accessing our e-learning will give you:
• An understanding of the scale of the problem of scams
• Insights into the behaviour of the criminals behind scams
• Practical advice on how best to support a victim of scams
• An understanding of the legislation that can be used to support scam victims and to prosecute the criminals behind scams.
Course Content:
Chapter 1:  Introduction
Chapter 2:  Chapter One – The Scale of the Problem
Chapter 3:  Criminal Behaviour
Chapter 4:  Legislative Framework
Chapter 5:  Supporting Victims
At the end of the e-learning you will be assessed on what you have learnt and be issued with a certificate.

The Health Education England E-Learning for Health Packages:

A range of e-learning courses are available through e-learning for Healthcare from Health Education England.
These free e-learning modules are aimed at professionals in the Health and Social Care sector.
You will need to set up an account with them in order to access the courses – this can be doing through their website:
They offer a wide range of topics, including Safeguarding Adults, Mental Capacity Act & Adult Safeguarding, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs), Compassion in Practice, and Domestic Violence & Abuse.

Modern Slavery E-Learning

The Open-University is offering a free course on Modern Slavery.

This Level 1: Introductory course is designed to develop an understanding of the international system of human rights protection in relation to modern slavery, but also encourage an appreciation of the influence of International Human Rights Law on the development of the domestic system of human rights protection.

Search the full catalogue of free OpenLearn courses.

Prevent and Channel E-Learning

Prevent sits alongside long-established safeguarding duties on professionals to protect people from a range of other harms such as substance abuse, involvement in gangs and physical and sexual exploitation. 

Prevent is one part of the government’s overall counter-terrorism strategy, CONTEST. The aim of Prevent is to:

  • tackle the ideological causes of terrorism 
  • intervene early to support people susceptible to radicalisation 
  • enable people who have already engaged in terrorism to disengage and rehabilitate

Visit the GOV.UK Prevent Duty training page