Safeguarding learners online

Make your classroom a safe space for online learning. Help your learners to feel confident, be successful and recognise when they may need help. Access 'Safeguarding learners online' from 4 June 2024 - enrol now.

boy at a desk in a classroom with a tablet

Welcome to Safeguarding learners online


 How can you enrol?

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account and click the button below to enrol on this free course.


Enrol button


How will the course help you?

Make your classroom a safe space for online learning. Help your learners to feel confident, be successful and recognise when they may need help.


What does the course include?

Safeguarding learners online is a free self-study training course, which is divided into three hour modules. It also includes:

  • A dedicated Facebook community of course participants with up-to-date insight, resources and innovative ideas for you to try out.
  • Engaging discussions taking place in the Facebook community
  • Live events with your course tutor and language teaching experts.
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

Module 1: Understanding safeguarding

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the topic of safeguarding. You'll gain an overall understanding of the topic, consider some issues which can arise for the teacher and the learners, and gain some practical tips for best practice in the classroom.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

- identify some typical symptoms and signs of child abuse
- understand the basic categories of digital risks and how and who to report it to
- distinguish between preventative and responsive actions in safeguarding
- see your responsibilities in the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
- create relevant posters and codes of conduct for your context.
- select appropriate child protection and digital safeguarding topics to bring into your classroom.

Module 2: Digital citizen identity

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher recognise the ways that we construct our identities online in a positive way and how we can find balance between our online and offline lives. You will define key terms and ideas, explore positive identities and reflect on the the impact of your online self.

By the end of this module, you’ll be able to:

-define the basic vocabulary needed to talk about online activities with learners
-identify key aspects of digital citizenship.
-explain the pressures that young people feel when shaping their online image
-select lesson activities to explore how to shape online identities
-describe how digital media can make you feel
-plan activities to help learners find a media balance.

Module 3: Digital privacy and security

The aim of this module is to help you as a language teacher recognise the risks that are a part of your own and your learners' online lives and how you can protect yourself, including your identity and data. You will learn how to identify risks, leverage cybersecurity tools and mitigate against potential threats.

By the end of this module, you’ll be able to:

-identify different types of threats and child protection issues online
-define types of information that you should not share online
-discuss preventative and responsive actions for dealing with safeguarding issues
-identify cybersecurity strategies to avoid threats online
-discuss cybersecurity strategies with learners
-demonstrate an awareness of online behaviours that can affect online security
-understand what to do when online security is affected
-plan activities to make learners aware of cybersecurity issues.

When is the course?

Access this free course from 4 June 2024. Enrolment closes on 24 July and the course closes on 31 July 2024.


How much does the course cost?

The course is free.


How can you get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate if you successfully complete all self-study modules.


What level of English do you need?

Minimum CEFR B1


How do you sign up for the course?

Please follow the steps below carefully to access this free training course.

IMPORTANT: If you are already logged in to your free TeachingEnglish account, we recommend that you log out and log in again.

Step 1: Log in to your existing TeachingEnglish account or create a free TeachingEnglish account.

You MUST be logged into your free TeachingEnglish account to access the course. Click or tap to Create a free account or log in to your existing account

Step 2: Enrol on your course

Click or tap the button below to enrol on this free course.

Enrol button


How do you access the course after you've enrolled?

IMPORTANT: If you didn't log out of TeachingEnglish after your previous visit, do this first.

From your desktop or laptop computer

1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.

From your mobile device

1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
2. Tap the three horizontal lines next to the home button to open the menu.
3. Below ‘Home’, you will see MY PORTFOLIO and ‘My courses’ below. Tap on MY PORTFOLIO if you don’t see ‘My courses’.
4. Tap on ‘My courses’ to access your training.


Having problems accessing the course?

Please see our troubleshooting guide below if you are having problems accessing the course.


Support and troubleshooting

If you have signed up for this course and have problems accessing your learning, please make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes
 

If you are still having problems accessing your course, please see the advice and videos below:

I can't register for the course

Please make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. If registration is available, you will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. If registration is not available, you will see the message 'This course is not available for registration'.

I can't access the course. I am logged in to my account, but when I click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO I just go to my profile page

Check that you are not logged into your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers, and log in again. Click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again.

I can't get my certificate

Certificates are available to participants who complete 100% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 100% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

The name on my certificate is wrong

On the course platform where you access your training, please use the 'Help' button to request a new certificate. Names on certificates are taken from your personal details in your free TeachingEnglish account. To change your name, click or tap on your name to edit your profile. Update the details on your profile page and save the new details.


What can you do now?

While you're waiting for the online modules to open, if you're interested in learning more about safeguarding learners online, you can:

Comments

Submitted by Mon Yee Soe on Mon, 09/04/2023 - 02:00

I finished that course and received the certificate last week but couldn't find it now. I don't see my portfolio or award option on my account page.

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Hi val_g5

Thanks for your comment. There were some issues with accessing the learning platform yesterday because we were updating the website. These issues are now resolved, and you should be able to access your training in the usual way.

Please let me know if you are still having problems accessing your courses.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by acsfnm on Sun, 09/03/2023 - 14:08

Hi. I don't see any My portfolio option to access my course. I had enrolled myself in multiple courses. Though these courses are still yet to expire, I am not able to access. Please help.

Thank you for letting us know you are having problems accessing your training. We are having some technical issues and your access to your course was removed. I confirm I have reactivated your enrolment. You can now log in and access your training by clicking on 'My Portfolio' > My courses.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Thank you for your comment. Please see the information on this page about certificates:
 

"Certificates are available to participants who complete 100% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 100% of the course, your certificate should be available to download."

Submitted by Doma on Sun, 03/24/2024 - 13:32

In reply to by Paul Braddock

Please I have completed my course on helping teachers to learn and my progress is 100 percent and when I clicked on my awards I didn't get my certificate.please help me.

Hi Doma

I've just taken a look at your courses, and it looks as if you haven't completed the Helping teachers to learn course yet - if this is an error, can you contact the courses team directly? You can do this by using the orange "help" button on the courses page.

Let me know if you have any more questions,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi,

To join our courses you need a TeachingEnglish account which you can set up here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/user/register

After that you can go and register for any of our open courses: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training

I hope this helps,

Louise (TeachingEnglish team)

Submitted by grant_malcolm_bailey on Thu, 08/10/2023 - 09:37

Hello,
Will it be possible for overseas participants to take part in this course? I live in Australia (9 hour time difference).
I'd be grateful for your reply. Thank you.

Hi,

Any teacher, in any location can join our courses. They are all self-access so you can move through it at your own pace.

To join our courses you need a TeachingEnglish account which you can set up here: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/user/register

After that you can go and register for any of our open courses: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/training

I hope this helps,

Louise (TeachingEnglish team)

Dear Timatish

Thank you for contacting us. I can see from your profile that you should already be enrolled on the course. If you are still having problems, please try the following the steps:

  1. Log in to your account.
  2. From the menu, go to 'MY PORTFOLIO' and then 'My Courses'. Click or tap on 'My Courses' and you should be redirected to our training platform where you can access your course.

Best wishes

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

 

Hi MIMI

First you need to make sure you are logged into your TeachingEnglish account. Then you can either click on the link in Step 2 under "How do I register for the course?" above, or click directly on this link: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes  You should be able to see this course and then you can just click to enrol.

Thanks,

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Precious 😍123 on Mon, 07/31/2023 - 21:12

Thnk you I'm already in

Submitted by zaqlouta on Fri, 07/14/2023 - 00:26

I can't register for the course

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 07/17/2023 - 07:59

In reply to by zaqlouta

Hi

Have you followed the 2 step process above where it says "How do I register for the course?" - if so, can you let us know which step you are stuck on? Remember you need to have a TeachingEnglish account to be able to register and must be logged in.

Thanks,
Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Thu, 07/13/2023 - 12:08

Hi Tharushi

You should be able to enrol in this course now- please let us know if you still have problems.

Thanks,

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Research and insight

Browse fascinating case studies, research papers, publications and books by researchers and ELT experts from around the world.

See our publications, research and insight