Welcome to the Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership face to face and e-learning courses
Please be aware, we will be moving to an updated booking system from the 1st August 2021. All e-learning training and evaluations will need to be completed before this date. You will also need to print off any certificates that you have on your accounts, as you’ll no longer be able to access them or your account after the 31st July 2021.
Anyone who applied for training running after the 1st August on the old booking system will automatically be moved over to the new system. You’ll be sent a welcome email once this has happened so you can access your new Virtual College account. Anyone who has an account on the old system but doesn’t have any future training booked with us will not be moved over to the new system. You’ll need to register with a new account if you would like to book any training with us.
Please note, the new booking system will use your email address as the username which will mean you’ll be unable to use the same email address as someone else to register with an account. This will mean that any setting that only has one generic email address for all staff will be unable to use this; staff will need to use their own personal email address if they don’t have their own work email address.
WE WILL BE RUNNING SOME OF OUR TRAINING COURSES VIRTUALLY FROM SEPTEMBER 2020. PLEASE BE AWARE, IT MAY STILL STATE “FACE TO FACE” ON THE COURSE LIST WHEN YOU GO TO APPLY – PLEASE IGNORE THIS AS IT WILL STATE IT IS BEING RUN VIRTUALLY FURTHER INTO THE BOOKING PROCESS. PLEASE MONITOR THE SVPP WEBSITE’S TRAINING PAGE FOR FURTHER UPDATES AND ONLINE TRAINING OPTIONS: www.wiltshirescb.org.uk/professionals/training/
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 SVPP.
Agencies that do not contribute to the SVPP 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 SVPP 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 SVPP 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 SVPP training enquiries please contact email@example.com
For Learning support enquiries please contact Virtual College directly on 01943 885095