COVID-19: Training Update

Following the suspension of classroom courses in March we have now developed a programme of virtual classroom training that is available to book. The programme includes many of the courses that would have previously been delivered face to face but for foreseeable future we will not be delivering any classroom based courses.

Due to the virtual delivery of these courses places are more limited and it is unlikely we will be able to accommodate as many delegates as pre COVID-19. If you are not successful in you application you will be asked to join a waiting list and places will be assigned when they become available. We do ask for your patience while we continue to develop the programme. More courses will become available over the coming months.

In addition to the elearning modules found in the learning catalogue, further training opportunities to update safeguarding knowledge and skills are available from national organisations providing webinars and e-learning opportunities free of charge. Other learning options, from external providers, are outlined HERE. Online training options for education settings are outlined HERE.


Wiltshire Safeguarding Vulnerable People Partnership provides multi-agency safeguarding training courses for all staff from statutory, voluntary and independent agencies who work with children, young people, parents, families and vulnerable adults in Wiltshire. See the 2020 multi agency training brochure for information on available courses.The 2020 Courses Sep-Dec document lists all course dates for the rest of the year.

What Training is Right for Me?

The SVPP recommends that all those working with children, young people and/or parents/carers should access training in child protection and safeguarding. This should include training as part of their agency induction and refresher training at least every three years. The exception to this guidance is for Designated Leads in Education settings who are required to refresh training every two years. Information on courses suitable to update training can be found HERE

Key information for schools and early years settings 

This guidance identifies what schools and early years settings need to do to comply with current statutory guidance and local best practice.  This includes information and guidance on safeguarding and child protection training requirements. This document has been developed by Wiltshire Council Safeguarding Effectiveness Advisers.  Any queries can be sent to the team at


Booking for all SVPP e-learning and virtual classroom training is via the Virtual College learning management system.  Although courses may be labelled ‘face to face’ in the learning catalogue these are ALL virtual classroom courses for the foreseeable future.  Please CLICK HERE to access the booking system. If you already have an account you can log in and open requested learning tab. If you do not have an account click on register and follow the instructions.

Instructions on how to apply for face to face training

Allocation of training places

Once you have applied for a place we will contact you to confirm your place on the course. This process is to ensure that the right people are on the right course pre-requisites have been fulfilled


Anyone working within Wiltshire with children, young people and families, in the statutory or voluntary and community sector may apply for any SVPP training courses.
For staff whose organisations contribute to the SVPP budget, places will be free of charge.
For those who do not contribute, fees will be charged at the following rate:
  • £75 per person for half-day training
  • £100 per person for a full-day course
  • E-learning courses are FREE of charge

Cancellation Policy

Any delegate failing to attend a course or cancelling a place without 10 working days notice will incur the following charges:

£75 for a one day course and £50 for a half day course.

For all queries regarding the training programme please contact

For technical difficulties in accessing your Virtual College account please contact