Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Guidance

This course will help you to prepare to deliver effective RSE and health education for children and young people.

Welcome to the first unit. In this section, we’ll begin our journey together learning and developing our understanding of the Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Guidance.

To set the scene, we will look back on some of the key changes in sex education, safeguarding, and society that impact our work.

The aims of this unit are:

  1. Explain what RSE and health education is and understand the requirements of schools to deliver this.

Your task

Watch the Tutor welcome video and read the information provided to find out what we’ll cover in this course.

Click the links to The Training Brokers and Tough Cookies Education social post and introduce yourself in the comments.

I am a sex and relationships educator and a Director at Tough Cookies Education.

I have been involved with delivering RSE to children and young people through my work as a youth worker and through my teaching and training for over 25 years; I really enjoy working with this age group and around this topic.

I am involved with a number of organisations that are dedicated to educating and training and promoting positive outcomes for children and young people by providing professional development for teachers and educating teachers, parents and community members.

Using the RSE Knowledge Scale, which you will find in Unit 1, I would rate my current level of understanding of Relationships and Sex Education as five. Although I have been working and researching in this field for over 25 years, I am always learning so it can always improve. I strongly believe in the concept of lifelong learning and continuously work to develop and update my skills and knowledge.

Creating a Community

You may have already introduced yourself on the social media comments. Now the course has begun, we’re keen to learn more about why you’re here. What prompted you to sign up for this course?

Join the discussion and share why you are here, and what you hope to get out of the course.

How do comments work?

Social learning is a key part of The Training Brokers approach. Learn through discussions by reading others’ comments and responding with your own thoughts. Write your own comments to start up a conversation.

In each section, you’ll find a Your task section, where you’re encouraged to build on what you’ve learned – to respond to a question, take some action or share your experiences.

Sometimes I will introduce a more structured discussion – a chance to reflect and connect with others. The more you interact with the course and your fellow learners, the more you’ll get out of it.


Did one of your fellow learners or an educator say something useful or interesting? Did you find yourself nodding in agreement as you read their comment? Click the Like button on that comment to show how you feel.

Follow others

You may find someone who always seems to make insightful comments – an educator or a learner. To keep track of what they have to say, follow each other on social media and build and support the #RSE community.