Safeguarding and Child Protection Courses

Please see the individual courses listed below for more information, learning objectives and who the courses are suitable for.

If you have completed the Advanced Safeguarding - Train the Trainer course you will receive a confirmation email from NDNA with a code to access the online aspect of the course. Once you receive this press the 'Start Course' button to access the online modules, certificate and training resources.

Understand how to keep children safe with this Qualifi accredited Level 2 Introduction to Child Protection qualification. This online course will give you extra reassurance that you're providing high-quality safeguarding measures and meeting all EYFS requirements.

Course key topics:

  • Legislation relating to safeguarding children
  • Recognising the signs of abuse and what to do next
  • Types of child abuse
  • Emotional and sexual abuse and neglect
  • How to report concerns
  • The Prevent Duty.

As an accredited course, your certificate could be accepted more widely if you are studying an early years Level 2 qualification.* There is a final assessment in the form of an interactive test requiring an 80% pass mark to achieve accreditation. If you fail to achieve this mark you can revisit the training and retake the assessment with further randomised questions based on the whole course content.

* If you are unsure if this course can contribute to your level 2 Children and Young People or level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications, check with their learning provider.


This course has been designed specifically for early years practitioners working in early years settings. It will give practitioners a range of strategies and ideas on how to develop and support online safety with children, staff and parents with an in-depth audit to help develop and improve practice in this area.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Developed your understanding of how children are using the internet
  • Identified the benefits and dangers using the internet can pose
  • Identified good practice in online safety in order to complete an audit of integral online safeguarding practices
  • Identified appropriate ways to keep yourself and colleagues safe online
  • Strategies to effectively support parents with their personal online safety in order to develop and maintain a safe online environment for the whole family
  • Selected and implement appropriate safety strategies to minimise the online risks to children.


To access this free course:
1. Log in or create a Development Zone account
2. Enter the code FREE in the box above
3. Read through the materials and begin the briefing.

The Counter Terrorism and Security Act came into force on the 1st July 2015. One of its provisions was to place a duty on organisations, including Early Years Settings and Schools to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism. This duty is known as the 'Prevent Duty'.

Key Topics Include:

  • Explore the context of the Prevent Duty
  • Highlight how Prevent links with your other policies and procedures
  • Discover what is meant by Fundamental British Values
  • Identify how these values link to everyday early years practice.

We will introduce the Prevent Duty and Fundamental British Values exploring how they fit into your every day Early Years practice.

Who should complete this course?
This course is suitable for individuals working with children in early years, e.g. nursery practitioners, pre-school practitioners, playgroup practitioners and childminders. The content is tailored to early years frameworks within the Home Nations.

This online course supports practitioners in England to understand what child abuse is and how to protect children and be aware of when and where this abuse may happen. It provides information on what to do if you are worried about a child in your care and provides next steps and support for you and the child.

NOTE: This course now includes updated information regarding the 'Prevent Duty' (Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015).

By the end of this course learners will be able to:

  • Describe legislation relating to protecting and safeguarding children from harm
  • Recognise and respond to the signs and symptoms of child abuse
  • Describe procedures for reporting concerns
  • Recall the process after referral of concerns 
  • Identify ways in which you can support children’s welfare and safety

This course is no longer available to purchase and is being phased out as of 24 October 2017. We now offer a Level 2 Introduction to Child Protection accredited course available hereIf you previously purchased an enrolment key this can still be entered above.