Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I have completed the Leadership/Advanced Module, do I need to redo the Foundation Module or only refresh the Leadership/Advanced  Training?

A. If you have already done the Leadership/Advanced Module, you will now need to retake the Advanced Module every 4 years.   The Advanced Training has now replaced the Leadership Training.  You will not need to also retake the Foundation Module - this is because the Advanced module builds on the Foundation module.  This is to keep your training up to date.  


Q. I have completed the Foundation training, do I need to retake it?
A. It has been agreed that  Foundation module training should be repeated every four years to keep up to date with requirements,. If you have also completed the Advanced Module, you only need to  repeat the Advanced Module. 
Q.  Many older volunteers have said that they feel daunted by the prospect of online safeguarding training and are considering stepping back from roles which require their attendance. Would it be possible to have a more flexible approach to Safeguarding training for older church members?

A. The Methodist Church values the ongoing input of our volunteers, many of whom have given of their time over many decades. We are not expecting everyone to complete their safeguarding training online. The online versions of the safeguarding training were developed to enable us to continue to deliver training despite the Lockdown conditions.

We will carry on using the online training when the restrictions end, to provide a useful alternative for many but we plan to deliver face to face training as well, especially for people who have difficulty accessing technology or who live in areas with poor Wi-Fi connections.


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