Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) induction standards


The induction standards from CWDC set out the knowledge, skills and understanding which are essential to improving outcomes for children, young people and their families. Most services induct new staff and it is recommended that all those working in children’s services should do so.

Induction is your first step along a journey of developing your professional skills and understanding your role. Workplace induction is a planned programme of activities to prepare and orient new staff to the workplace.


Based on the Children, Young People and Families Workforce Development Council (CWDC) Induction Standards, this e-learning programme sets out the first things you need to know for your work in providing care or support to children and young people, whatever their needs may be.

Screening assessments allow individuals who can demonstrate prior knowledge to “fast track” their induction.

Topics Covered

  • Understand the principles and values essential for working with children and young people.
  • Understand your role as a worker.
  • Understand health and safety requirements.
  • Know how to communicate effectively.
  • Understand the development of children and young people.
  • Safeguard children.
  • Develop yourself.
Average time to complete e-learning and assessments

Duration 11 hours

e-learning content

14 e-learning modules

Course assessments

8 online assessments

Learner support

Online learner support

Certifcate on completion

Certificate available on completion

Training records archived for future tracking and reporting

Courses and qualifications

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Care-Academy key features - Content


All of our e-learning content is designed to exceed minimum standards giving you absolute confidence in the quality of training provided to employees. It is written by industry respected Subject Matter Experts and accredited by nationally recognised Awarding Bodies including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.


Learner Guarantee

We guarantee that any learner who completes our learning and assessment will be ‘fit-for-work’ and will meet the learning outcomes applicable to their course or qualification. In the unlikely event of an issue being raised, we will provide access to further training from within our portfolio at no extra cost. This means we share the risk of achieving 100% compliance with you.



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Structured Learner Pathway

We offer a fully integrated pathway from induction, specialist course and mandatory refresher training through to fully accredited qualifications. This means your learner's can quickly progress from new employee through to qualified worker with the minimum support. This reduces your cost of ongoing support and frees up your training personnel to provide higher value training interventions.