Welcome to the Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB) face to face and e-learning courses
To access either face to face training or E-learning please log in with your existing Virtual College learning account. If you do not have one you will need to create a learning account via the Virtual College website. After you have registered you will receive log in details by email.
Please note that there are charges for some of our face to face courses for those agencies that do not contribute to the WSCB.
Agencies that do not contribute to the WSCB
include independent schools, academies, nurseries, children’s centres and voluntary and community groups (this is not an exhaustive list). If you are not sure whether there is a charge for your agency or organisation to attend a course contact your manager or Designated Safeguarding Lead. Invoices for attendance at training will be sent out after the course date.
Full details of the courses and charges can be found in the course descriptions during the application process. There is also a training page on the WSCB website - please follow this link to access this: http://www.wiltshirescb.org.uk/professionals/training/
Some courses have prerequisites. This is detailed in the course description during the application process.
Face to face training
Priority will be given to staff from agencies and organisations that contribute to the WSCB and we aim to ensure all courses have appropriate multi-agency representation
Before you apply for a place on any of the courses please discuss with your manager or Designated Safeguarding Lead. They will check that the course you are applying for is appropriate for your role and that you have fulfilled any pre-requisites
Please apply for one course date only. If an applicant is found to be applying for multiple places this will be fed back to their manager. Applying for a course does not automatically reserve a place on that course.
Once you have applied for a place you will receive an email confirming that we have received your application. This is not a confirmation of a place on the course.
We will then contact you at least 4 weeks before the course date to confirm your place on the course. This process is to ensure that the right people are on the right courses and that any prerequisites have been fulfilled.
If you are not allocated a place it is likely to be for one of the following reasons:
- you have already completed the course and do not need to repeat it
- you need to complete an update course
- the course is not appropriate for your role
- the agency allocation is full for the course
- you have not completed the pre-requisite course
Please note: If you attend a course without confirmation of a place you will not be accepted on the day.
You can cancel a place on a course up to 10 working days without charge via your Virtual College account. If a place on a course is cancelled after this time or you do not attend on the day the cancellation charge will now be £75 for a one day course, £125 for a 2 day course and £50 for a half day course.
E-learning can be accessed from any computer connected to the internet. Each module will take up to 2 hours to complete and you can work through the interactive modules at your own pace, dipping into them when it is convenient.
You can only select one course at a time. Once selected, you will have up to 6 weeks to complete your chosen course. Having started the course you and your manager will be emailed after 3 weeks to remind you to complete within the timeframe. Once completed, you will be able to select another course from your learner record. The e-learning courses are currently free to access however some courses have a non completion charge of £30
To register or log in please follow the instructions below
If you already have a Virtual College learning account please log into your account here:
Once you have successfully logged in please use the ‘Requested Learning Tab’ to request your face to face training or e-learning course
If you have forgotten your password please use the password reminder function on the login page.
For new learners please register for training here
For WSCB training enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Learning support enquiries please contact Virtual College directly on 01943 885095