Alongside the CPD Certified Courses in your Safer Schools NI App, you can also access these training courses on your desktop using our Safer Schools iAcademy.

The iAcademy provides high quality, interactive and accessible training for staff and pupils. Every participant will have access to resources that prompt and support them as they apply what they have learnt in practice.

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  • A user-friendly design and layout provides easy access to course sections and content.

  • You can log in and out without losing your progress.

  • A progress bar will keep you on track as you learn.

  • Just like on your app, you can test your knowledge using our interactive quiz as many times as you like before you make the leap to the test.

  • Watch, read and learn about each topic on a desktop screen.

Courses currently available on iAcademy include:

Staff CPD Courses

Safeguarding Level 1

Build on your existing knowledge on how you can effectively safeguard children, spot the signs of child abuse or neglect and what actions you should take.

Safeguarding Level 3

For those who have a safeguarding role, this course contains the information you need to fulfil your safeguarding role. It looks at your key responsibilities and explores best practice guidance which highlight the importance of safeguarding first approach, professional curiosity and contextual safeguarding.

Appropriate Use of Social Media

Learn how to protect your reputation online, what employer expectations should be, what the law says about social media, and how to keep yourself and others safer online.

Youth Produced Imagery

We’ve designed this course to provide you with enough knowledge to recognise the signs, mitigate the risks, and monitor impacts of Youth Produced Sexual Imagery (YPSI).

Mental Health Awareness

Gain more confidence in how you can support the mental health and welfare of students including best practice in how you approach a student who is potentially suffering.


This awareness course will help you understand FGM, the context in which it takes place and the responsibility you have to address it.

Private Fostering

This course will help you understand to private fostering arrangements in your region, including when and how to respond as a professional.