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Certificate in Professional Development: Investigating Modern Slavery, a programme developed in partnership with the University of Derby to give individuals the knowledge, skills and confidence to identify labour exploitation.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (and equivalent legislation in Scotland and Northern Ireland) has increased awareness of labour exploitation and drawn together various strands of legislation to ensure that the UK has a focussed approach to deal with all forms of slavery. The GLA has been heavily involved in the development of the legislation, in particular using its expertise in the area of labour exploitation. The Modern Slavery Act requires business to consider its approach to tackling this abhorrent crime.
The GLA and law enforcement partners cannot tackle labour exploitation alone. The authority continues to work alongside businesses to raise awareness and offer support to identify and tackle labour exploitation. This support includes providing a training programme to enable businesses to: identify labour exploitation, non-compliance with the GLA Licensing Standards and act as a deterrent to those who seek to exploit workers and support the transparency in the supply chain requirements placed upon business from 1 November 2015. Importantly, it will also ensure that any business which identifies issues of labour exploitation knows when and how to report concerns.
The programme is based upon the training received by GLA inspectors and uses real life examples of GLA inspections. It utilises the expertise of the University of Derby’s International Policing and Justice Institute who are recognised as leaders in the area of investigative interviewing and this programme is being accredited by the university. The programme does not seek to place the responsibility for tackling the most serious forms of exploitation on individuals within a business. It seeks to support them through increased knowledge and awareness with the emphasis that if Modern Slavery or non-compliance is identified it should be reported immediately to the relevant authorities.
What is included?
The period of study is designed to take 8-10 weeks. This allows for time to undertake the online and pre course material which must be completed prior to attending the two day classroom workshop.
A further 2 – 3 weeks is then allowed for completion of the reflective assessment which will be required to complete this programme.
The online modules cover:
- Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
- GLA Legislation
- GLA Licensing Standards
The programme provides an overview of the indicators of human trafficking and forced labour, the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004, the GLA Licensing Standards and covers how they are applied and how non-compliance can be assessed.
The classroom element of the programme will enable delegates to understand how compliance can be tested and includes the basic elements of interviewing which can be applied to the interview of workers, along with those who either supply or use workers, to ensure compliance with the legislation. It will enable delegates to understand how interviews can be constructed to ensure that information can be assessed and verified through the interview process. This will be delivered through tutor input, group discussions and role play.
By the end of the programme delegates will have demonstrable knowledge in relation to the requirements of; the GLA Licensing Standards, interviewing workers, labour providers and labour users, how to assess compliance and how to identify and report exploitative practice. It will equip delegates to examine the arrangements under which workers are supplied and how they are treated. The skills gained can also be applied to other business areas such as recruitment, appraisals and disciplinary procedures.
The programme will support the examination of the labour supply chain with knowledge and practical tools that can be applied across all areas of labour supply. It will also assist businesses in order to meet the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, particularly with regard to transparency in the supply chain.
Who is this course for?
This programme is relevant to Compliance Managers, Contract Managers, Technical and Field Managers, Labour Co-ordinators, Recruitment Managers, Ethical Auditors, HR Managers and Training Managers with responsibility for delivering training in relation to the recruitment and placement of workers.
When is it available?
Available course dates are as follows:
- 04 & 05 July 2017 - Full
Dates for the next academic year have yet to be finalised.
The face to face sessions run approximately one month after enrolment on the programme.
Tea and coffee will be provided but lunch is not included.
What is the cost?
Each course will be run with a minimum of six and maximum of eight delegates. The cost is £600 per delegate.
How is it assessed?
The programmed is assessed by:
- e-learning knowledge checks/ short classroom exam to test knowledge of the pre reading
- demonstration of interviewing skills
- completion of a 1,500 word reflective portfolio with an action plan contextualised in the learner’s workplace environment.
Upon successful completion of the programme the delegate, will receive a Certificate in Professional Development: Investigating Modern Slavery.
How to apply
Email email@example.com with your preferred training date. We will then contact you for your registration details. These details will be sent on to the University of Derby, who will issue you with a user ID password and links to the enrolment process.
Please be aware to take up the maximum use of study time you must enrol when invited to do so by the University of Derby. You will be contacted by them least 3 weeks prior to the 2-day workshop. The programme does not begin with the workshop; there is essential learning to do prior to your attendance.
Important Note for International students only:
In order to comply with UK Border Agency legislation you must bring a colour photocopy of the front cover and personal details page of your passport together with a colour copy of your visa (where relevant) to the first day of the workshop.
If you any questions about this Brief, please contact the GLA helpline on 0345 602 5020 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org