Online training to support secondary school teachers and leaders to deliver inclusive sex and relationships education
We want all young people to grow up understanding healthy behaviours in relationships and to get help from a trusted adult if they need it.
These elearning courses are part of our Talk Relationships service that supports people working in secondary education to overcome any challenges they may face when delivering sex and relationships education.
There are two courses for:
teachers Supporting teaching staff delivering sex and relationships training and helping to develop their confidence in this area.
school leaders Helping leaders to implement a whole-school approach to sex and relationships education and support teaching staff delivering this.
The NSPCC Learning team would like to thank Rebecca Jennings (RAISE) for her significant contribution to the Talk Relationships online course for teachers.
Benefits of the courses
Developed by safeguarding and education experts.
In line with current legislation in the UK’s four nations.
Includes film interviews that share insight from teachers, young people, and safeguarding experts to help develop your understanding and confidence.
Both courses are CPD-certified.
Complete at your own pace and in your own time.
Train anytime, anywhere and take the course as many times as you like within one year.
Personalised downloadable certificate of achievement.
Once you’ve taken the course, it doesn’t stop there. We have a series of of age-appropriate lesson plans and a dedicated helpline to support you in delivering inclusive sex and relationships education.
Talk Relationships service
Browse our full Talk Relationships package, including free age-appropriate lessons plans and a dedicated helpline to support you.
* We received 39,176 evaluation forms from people who had taken our elearning and face-to-face/virtual live training courses between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. 38,394 (98%) said they would recommend the course they had taken.
The teachers’ course will help you to:
understand the importance of good-quality sex and relationships education
create safe and respectful learning environments
confidently respond to safeguarding concerns and young people sharing their experiences of abuse
handle difficult discussions and respond to questions from young people
overcome common challenges and barriers
have effective conversations with parents and carers
understand how your attitudes and beliefs play a part in your delivery of sex and relationships education
understand the relevant education and safeguarding legislation and guidance.
implement a whole-school approach to sex and relationships education
create safe, inclusive learning environments
adhere to national guidance and legislation
understand how sex and relationships education relates to safeguarding and child protection
support teaching staff delivering sex and relationships education
recognise and monitor outcomes of the school’s sex and relationships education provision.
The teachers' course is for anyone who is responsible for delivering any element of sex and relationships education to secondary school-aged children and young people.
The leaders’ course is for anyone in a school or academy leadership team, responsible for delivering the ethos and vision agreed by your school governors, board or trustees.
Contact our dedicated Talk Relationships Helpline for advice on:
how to respond to questions or concerns from students, parents or carers
preparing a response to questions you think you may be asked
managing a safeguarding concern or disclosure
managing anxieties about delivering sex and relationships education.
We are committed to supporting people working in secondary education to overcome any challenges they may face when delivering sex and relationships education. If there are any other related topics you want to discuss, please contact the Helpline and we will do our best to support you.
At the NSPCC, we work to keep children and young people safe from abuse and neglect every day.
As the UK's experts on safeguarding and child protection, we understand the issues organisations and people working with children can face. That’s why professionals trust us to provide the support, training and resources they need to help protect the children and young people they work with.
Our highly-rated training courses are developed by experts. We work with a number of organisations, experienced consultants and subject matter experts in a range of sectors to develop courses that are clear, easy-to-use, up-to-date and in line with the latest statutory guidance, and tailored to your needs.
And as a charity, income generated from the sale of our training courses is reinvested back into the NSPCC to help protect children.
Both these elearning courses are CPD certified by the CPD Certification Service. This means you can be confident that the training meets the highest standards.
Continuing professional development, or CPD for short, helps professionals keep their skills and knowledge up to date. It demonstrates your commitment to safeguarding children and upholding the standards of your profession.
Some professional associations have mandatory CPD or safeguarding training requirements for their members, but all professionals will benefit from investing time in their CPD. And taking an online CPD course means you can train at your own pace, wherever suits you.
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This course can be taken on PCs and Macs, as well as iPads or other tablet devices. Please note, we are unable to provide full technical support for tablet users. We do not support other mobile devices.
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