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Slips, Trips and Falls in Education

About the course

This is a fully online course and requires access to an internet enabled computer or tablet. Once students receive the log in details for the programme then they can complete the course at any time and the certificate can be printed off at the end of the course. The course consists of a series of short training units followed by a quiz. The quiz can be retaken if it is not achieved at the first attempt.

In 2018/19, slips, trips and falls were the biggest cause of injury in education (alongside public administration & defence, compulsory social security, human health and social work activities) being responsible for 30% of workplace injuries – over 6,000 cases.

If a student slips or trips, any injuries they may sustain have the potential to significantly disrupt their education, personal development, and the lives of their family members. Additionally, a teacher taking time off work to recover from a slip and trip accident has the potential to disrupt their livelihood and, potentially, the education of their students.

With 4.7 million working days were lost in 2018/19 due to non-fatal workplace injuries, sufficient slips, trips and falls training is very important in educational institutions to ensure a low-risk (or ideally risk-free) environment for staff and students alike.

Entry Requirements: This course is available to all individuals with an internet enabled tablet or computer. The training and assessment is only available in English.

Certification: This course is certified by the CPD certification service.

Course Units:

  • health & safety law concerning slips, trips and falls in educational institutions,

  • conducting a slips and trips risk assessment

  • dealing with slip, trip and fall hazards

  • effective slip, trip and fall prevention.


All applicants must complete fire awareness before they can access any further courses. The fire awareness course is free with the first course booked per applicant and must be repeated annually with new bookings. 1 booking = 1 course (regardless of whether this is multiple individuals on one course or one individual on multiple courses.

To book multiple courses please complete the Business Course Booking form. This can be requested through adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk.

Number of bookings per application (business or individual) - Cost

1 - £12

2-9 - £10

10-49 - £8

50+ - £6

Discount is applied per booking and not per company, for example a company/individual booking 15 candidates/courses will pay £8 per course. If they subsequently book a further 6 places, they will pay £10 per course.

Progression: Please see the industry short online training section of the Adult Skills website for our full training offer. Learners requiring a formal qualification in Safeguarding may be interested in our Level One Safeguarding Online offer (https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/courses/short-course/).

How to Apply:

To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively, printed application forms are available from Adult Skills:


Myerscough College, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow, Preston. Lancashire, PR3 0RY

Telephone: 0800 652 5592

Email: adultskills@myerscough.ac.uk

Website: www.myerscough.ac.uk/shortcourses

Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.

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Booking Forms

If you are booking courses as an individual please book and pay through the online system linked to each course website.

If you are booking any courses for multiple employees or are submitting a company booking please use this form.

If you are booking multiple 'Online Short Industry Courses please use this booking form.