Achieving for Children provide a wide range of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities to the children’s workforce through face to face training days, e-learning, workshops, network meetings, briefings and INSET days. Access to the learning offer ensures staff have the skills, knowledge and expertise to work with and support children, young people and their families.
Applications and the booking process
All training opportunities are advertised on AfC CPD Online (www.afccpdonline.co.uk). If you are a new user please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Please note the following:
When you log-on to AfC CPD Online charges will be displayed against the course details relevant to your organisation. For further details regarding charges for individual organisations please contact Workforce Development on 020 8831 6353.
A non-attendance charge will be the full cost of the course and will be applied in all cases where attendees are absent on the training day without prior notification (with the exception of accredited programmes that will be charged at the cost of delivery e.g. Paediatric First Aid)
After the course end date, the organisation will be invoiced for training attended by their member of staff. The payment needs to be made within 30 days from the date of invoice. If there are errors, concerns or questions with regards the invoice received, it is the organisation's responsibility to notify the Workforce Development Service. Notifications such as this must be made within the financial year that the event took place.
Cancellation and non-attendance
If you have booked and received confirmation but are unable to attend an event you must;
Please note, we cannot accept cancellations over the phone without an accompanying email to email@example.com
In the case of an emergency please telephone 020 8831 6353. You will be advised to follow up your call with an email.
If you are attending a conference please note that these are charged on an individual basis and have differing cancellation terms and conditions. Please refer to individual conference details on AfC CPD Online for information.
It is our policy not to postpone or cancel a course unless:
If a course has to be cancelled in either of these circumstances all candidates will be contacted via email. It is therefore essential that colleagues registering for a programme of professional development provide relevant up to date contact details.
If you arrive late for a course or are absent from any session, we reserve the right to refuse you onto the training course, if we feel you will gain insufficient knowledge or skill in the time remaining. In all such cases, the full course fee remains payable and your place maybe offered to those on the reserve list. To conform with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements for our health and safety training, and for you to receive your statutory certificates, attendance for the duration of the event is mandatory.
The Workforce Development Service must be advised of any bookings that require a name change/substitution. Substitutions will only be accepted with the agreement of the Workforce Development Service.
Requalifications and refreshers
To be eligible to attend any of our requalification or refresher courses, delegates will be asked to present certificates of attendance of prior learning. Please do contact the Workforce Development Team if you would like to discuss your previous learning and for it to be recognised.
It is strongly suggested that one person in every organisation should be designated as the lead in each of the following areas:
All our events will be evaluated. Delegates will be required to complete a standard evaluation form at the end of each session via the online system. The Workforce Development Service will analyse the evaluations for each programme and report as required to the course providers and heads of service areas, the Local Safeguarding Children Board, Signs of Safety Steering Group and the Workforce Board.
A number of courses / programmes offered will be subject to more in depth impact assessment. This will include follow up evaluation of impact on practice and delegates will be informed of this during the course.