Learn to identify the signs of child trafficking, human exploitation and modern slavery with the Virtual College Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery e-learning course.
Human trafficking, human exploitation and modern slavery are alarmingly widespread issues in today's society. Statistics from Unseen show that there was a 35 per cent increase in the number of people identified as trafficking victims in the UK from 2016 to 2017, while 4,586 victims of modern slavery were reported to the Home Office in 2016 alone.
Thousands of children and adults are exploited each year for cheap or unpaid labour, sexual abuse or domestic servitude, which can have a devastating impact on their physical and mental wellbeing.
This course has been developed for those who may come into contact with vulnerable children and adults, including teachers, youth workers, local authorities, local police officers, council workers, nurses and all hospital staff or anyone looking for more information on human trafficking and modern slavery. This course gives learners an awareness of trafficking and modern slavery.
It is vital that the perpetrators of these crimes are caught, which is only possible with the support of front-line professionals who are trained in identifying potential signs of exploitation and understand the appropriate course of action to take. That's what our Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery e-learning course is designed to educate people about.
After completing the course, learners will be able to:
Virtual College worked with West Yorkshire Police to develop this e-learning course, as well as safeguarding boards and ECPAT UK, a leading children’s rights organisation campaigning against child trafficking and exploitation. Virtual College is donating 10% of all sales of the Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery course to ECPAT UK to help in the fight against child trafficking.
Our Trafficking, Exploitation and Modern Slavery course covers the following lesson plan:
This e-learning course is designed for anyone who comes into contact with children or vulnerable adults as part of their job who could be at risk of falling victim to human trafficking or exploitation. This could be teaching assistants, headteachers, school administrative staff, youth workers or healthcare professionals, for example.
After completing this course, learners will be able to download and print a Virtual College certificate for their personal records.
This course should take between two and three hours to complete, but this depends on your individual learning speed and how quickly you absorb the study material. E-learning is completely self-paced, so you can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but the course does have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. Learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out on the next working day.