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Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH

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Email: info@swcouncils.gov.uk

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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Pre-Employment Checks



Course Duration:

1/2 day (9.00 - 13.00)


Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1SH - this course can be customised for in-house delivery.


This half day event is for anyone involved in the recruitment process who wants to avoid making a risky staff appointment.


Learners attending this half day workshop will:

  • Understand a range of checks that need to be made in the pre-employment phase, how to carry them out and what to look out for
  • Understand the impact if appropriate checks are not made


  • What are pre-employment checks and why are they are needed?
  • How are they carried out
  • Home Office advice and guidance to support pre-employment checks
  • Understanding relevant Employment Law
  • What is the Right to Work in the UK?
  • ID checking and what to look out for
  • Dealing with references
  • Checking qualifications
  • DBS
  • Dealing with unfavourable outcomes and taking appropriate action
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Course Administrator:

training@swcouncils.gov.uk or call 01823 270101

Related Courses:

"Excellent and very professionally delivered - thank you"

"I really struggled with pre employment checks before but I now know everything needed to cover them"

"Really well lead session and so informative, really helped to boost my confidence and I now know how to do pre employment checks"

Member Organisations: £65
Non-Member Organisations:  £85

(All prices subject to VAT)


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