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KCS course structure

As our courses get rolled out, there may be variations in the amount of content. This example below is for the Understanding Child Safeguarding course:-

Course structure

There are 4 Units of this course which, for better learning experience are divided into weekly sessions.

Each week the course will cover one Unit of learning, which consists of up to four individual lessons. Each lesson in turn consists of an introduction, and collaborative learning sessions in which you share your thoughts with fellow participants. The lesson ends by recapping what you have just learnt by listing the learning points.

At the end of each Unit/week you will be invited to an interactive live workshop with the course facilitators to explore the topics in detail and share questions, challenges and good practices. These Clickmeeting workshops will be held twice, 10am (GMT) or 3pm (GMT), and recordings of these sessions will be made available shortly afterwards.

Each Unit will end with a quiz, to test your knowledge and understanding of the materials covered. At the end of the course there will be a final quiz covering all the course materials, and which will lead to you receiving a Certificate of Achievement.

Your certificate

When you have completed all the topics, and get 100% in the final course quiz, you will earn a Certificate of Achievement. If you do not get a full mark first time round, don’t worry. You can retake the quiz as many times as you need to. The reason for asking you to achieve a 100% score is that we want to be sure you have understood all the lessons learnt. Child safeguarding is too important for participants not to know all the lessons that have been taught.

The personalised certificate details the syllabus and learning outcomes, providing evidence of your interest in, and understanding of, child safeguarding, and can be downloaded in a digital format.

Working collaboratively

For the best course experience, and to be able to work more collaboratively, we recommend logging into the course just before 10am (GMT) or 3pm (GMT), so that participants from different time zones around the world can work together, and discuss the topics they are exploring.

Each Unit starts on a Monday at 9.30am (GMT), and the week finishes with the live workshops. You are welcome to join any one of them, or both of them, if you have the time.

For these workshops we recommend you register/login at least 5 minutes before (there is a waiting room), so you are ready to go when the workshop starts.

We recommend you join the live collaboration and discussion sessions each day, and perhaps revisit them to see what your fellow participants have added. However, we all lead hectic lives, so should you not be able to be there at those time, you can of course work through the course at your own pace.

Accessing this course

You can access this course using a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptop or desktop computers. However, accessing these lessons using a PC will enable you to see the content on a larger screen, which makes it easier to work and learn, especially for the interactive exercises.

All courses have been designed to be as accessible as possible. But, there may be some interactive exercises that could be difficult to access if you use a mobile or screen reader device. Please let us know if you have any problems, and we will do all we can to help.

Next steps

You can monitor your progress through the course by looking at the Progress bar at the top of the page. The list of Units and topics is displayed in the left-hand column.

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