Professional Chaperone - Level 2 - Online CPD Accredited Training Course

The Mandatory Training Group
Delivery Method: eLearning

Professional Chaperone Online Training Course - Chaperone and Child Protection for Arts and Entertainment.

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's online professional chaperone and child protection training course for those working in arts and entertainment.

When a child takes part in a performance which can include TV, filming, theatre or modelling they must be chaperoned by their own parent or an approved chaperone. A parent may only chaperone their own child. Otherwise, professional chaperones are licenced by local authorities to undertake this role.

Professional chaperone online training course

Study method – Online, self-paced

Course format – Online (24/7 access), modular

Course duration – Part-time (1-year access)

Qualification – CPD certificate of completion

Course delivery – via desktop PC/MAC, laptops, tablets or smartphones

Awarded body – CPD Accreditation Service (UK)

Anticipated duration (Indicative CPD hours) – 2 hours.

Who should take this course?

This course is for local Authority-licensed chaperones. It can also be taken by those working in professional or amateur entertainment industries (for example, dance schools, amateur dramatics, choirs, television and film production companies, and professional theatres) who want to know more about a chaperone’s role and responsibilities, the statutory requirements and how best to protect children.

Note that this course supplements the training of chaperones and does not, in itself, confer accreditation. A chaperone must apply directly to the local authority for a chaperone licence.

Aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this professional chaperone course are to:

  • Provide learners with the knowledge required to ensure that children and young people are kept safe during arts and entertainment productions.
  • Improve your understanding of the current UK legislation and regulations relating to children working in arts, entertainment and similar settings.

Learning outcomes

Children see the world through their incredible imaginations. This is especially true when they are taking part in exciting activities, such as acting in a theatre production or being involved in a TV programme. But these exciting activities can be risky to children if they are not properly protected.

By the end of the online professional chaperone course, you will:

  • know the laws in each nation that underpin your responsibilities
  • understand how to recognise possible areas of concern
  • know how to respond to these concerns in the appropriate way
  • understand how to report any child protection concerns to those that are responsible for taking action
  • understand how to make a record of what you have seen and heard.

Course content

This comprehensive professional chaperone course covers the following:

  • Legislation and regulatory framework
    • Key legislation and regulations
    • Relevant regulatory outcomes
    • Local Authority statutory responsibilities
    • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS
  • Who is a chaperone?
    • When does a child need a licence?
    • Who is a Chaperone
    • Why is a chaperone required?
  • Understanding the chaperone's role
    • Number of children
    • Role of a Chaperone
    • Duties of a chaperone
  • Gaining appropriate knowledge and skills
    • Breaks during productions
    • What to do when a child is away from home
    • Children working overnight
    • Filming abroad
  • Documentation and record keeping
    • Record keeping requirements
    • Working hours
    • Performance times for children
  • The chaperone’s working day
    • So what else should you consider?
    • What should a chaperone take to work?
  • Health and safety requirements for chaperones
    • Risk assessment and health and safety
    • First aid arrangements
  • Safeguarding children
    • Child protection essentials
    • Safe practice for chaperones
  • Types of abuse
    • Physical abuse
    • Emotional abuse
    • Sexual abuse
    • Neglect
  • Recognising signs of abuse
    • Recognising signs physical abuse
    • Recognising signs emotional abuse
    • Recognising signs of sexual abuse
    • Identifying signs of neglect
  • What to do if you are concerned
  • Child abuse referral
  • What to do if a child makes a disclosure
  • Key things to remember
  • References and resources.

Why is this course important?

Are you a chaperone in the entertainment industry and want to better understand your role in protecting children and young people from abuse or harm?

Do you work in the professional or amateur entertainment industries and want to know more about the legal requirements that chaperones are required to follow?

The Mandatory Training Group's interactive online chaperone training course provides you with information you need to protect children during rehearsals and productions.

Essential skills for chaperones

You will need a range of skills, knowledge and experience to be a chaperone, including:

  • Good communication and negotiating skills
  • The ability to differentiate between first night nerves and genuine illness
  • The ability to take into account a child’s age and experience, concentration span, and exposure to adult conversation and expectations
  • The ability to keep children calm in an emergency
  • The ability to consider health and safety issues on stage and on set
  • To be able to recognise the signs and take action when a child is tired or unwell
  • An awareness of child protection issues
  • To fully understand the role and responsibilities of being a chaperone

Why choose The Mandatory Training Group's E-Learning courses?

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The Mandatory Training Group is a leading UK provider of accredited online training courses, programmes and qualifications. Contact our Support Team on 024 7610 0090 or via Email to discuss your online training requirements.

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